About: Mary Chastain

Mary covers international news, with a special interest in Ukraine and Russia. She covered the Ukraine crisis at Breitbart News since the Euromaidan protests broke out in 2013. She wrote about sports, especially tennis and hockey, at Breitbart. Mary also contributed snark to Misfit Politics.

Mary loves her Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, tennis, cats, Diet Coke, and wine.




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Court Tells North Carolina to Redraw Congressional Lines by Next Week

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:00am 1/17/2018 at 9:00am
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The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has told the state officials must redraw the congressional lines by next week after officials asked for a delay.

Judges James Wynn, William Osteen, and W. Earl Britt expla...

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Report: Media Coverage of Trump in 2017 Was Overwhelmingly Negative

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/16/2018 at 1:00pm

The Media Research Center (MRC) analyzed the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump in 2017 and found, unsurprisingly, that their reports were mostly negative.

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Net Neutrality Advocates Want the States to Protect Their Precious Rules

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Posted by    Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30pm 1/15/2018 at 12:30pm
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Amazingly, we all didn’t die when the FCC voted to rollback the net neutrality rules implemented during President Barack Obama’s administration. Those who desperately want those regulations in place have not stopped fighting. Now they have chosen to place pressure on the states to save net neutrality.

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Chelsea Manning Files to Run for the Senate in Maryland

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Posted by    Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump may receive some competition for most tweet-happy politician! Apparently emoji-filled tweets aren’t enough for Chelsea Manning because she has filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland. From The Washington Post:

Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks,...

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Rep. McSally Officially Jumps Into Arizona Senate Race

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Posted by    Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm 1/12/2018 at 7:30pm
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The Republican field for Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s Senate continues to grow as Rep. Martha McSally has officially joined the race. She joins former controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward.

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Pelosi’s Bitterness Shines Through, Slamming Wage Raises and Immigration Negotiation

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Posted by    Friday, January 12, 2018 at 3:30pm 1/12/2018 at 3:30pm
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What the heck was wrong with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday? I planned to write up one set of comments, but I’m glad I didn’t because another set of comments came up today that received criticism from her #2 in the House.

These comments included slamming the companies that have...

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Trump has Extended Iran Nuclear Deal Again

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Posted by    Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:39pm 1/12/2018 at 1:39pm
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Politico has reported that President Donald Trump has decided to extend the Iran nuclear deal. He stated, though, this will be his last waiver “unless the deal is strengthened by Congress and European allies.” Politico continued:

Trump faced a Friday deadline to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran the U.S...

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House Renews FISA Bill Without Amash Amendment That Included More Protections for Americans

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Posted by    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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The GOP-led House renewed Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows the government to spy on foreigners abroad by a vote of 256 to 164. Section 702 remains controversial because it can sweep up Americans in the process.

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Rep. Goodlatte Presents House DACA Bill That Includes Wall Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/11/2018 at 1:00pm
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has introduced a bill that would provide legal status for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, funds for a border wall, and immigration reforms. Goodlatte, along with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Raul Labrador (R-ID), and Martha McSally (R-AZ), provided details...

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Goodbye Pussyhats? May Hurt Feelings of Transgender People and Women of Color

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Posted by    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:42am 1/11/2018 at 10:42am
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It’s ALWAYS about the feelz. Feminists may throw away their infamous pink pussyhats because it may hurt the feelings of transgender folks. From Detroit Free Press (emphasis mine):

The Women’s March is back in 2018 with its Power to the Polls anniversary protests on the weekend of Jan. 20-21. The focus during...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei in Twitter victory rant as anti-government protests wane

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/10/2018 at 5:00pm

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced that the regime has squashed the uprising that took place the last few weeks. The protests left 22 people dead and 3,700 arrested.

Remember, people used social media and the internet to tell the world about the protests since Iran doesn’t have a free press...

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Rep. Issa Will Not Seek Re-Election This Year

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:17am 1/10/2018 at 11:17am
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will not seek re-election this year, which means the Democrats could possibly pick up another seat. He wrote:

Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve. Yet with the support of my family,...

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Trump Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS Over Dossier

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00am 1/10/2018 at 9:00am

Michael Cohen, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump, has filed two defamation lawsuits over the dossier against then-candidate Trump.

He filed the suit against Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier, in federal court and filed the suit against Buzzfeed, which published the dossier in January 2017, in state court.

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Fusion GPS Testimony: ‘Somebody’s Already Been Killed,’ FBI had Source in Trump Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30pm 1/9/2018 at 7:30pm

Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the closed testimony of Glenn Simpson, a founder of Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier in 2016 of then-candidate Donald Trump, along with his attorney Josh Levy. From The New York Times:

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Family Still Facing Harassment

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Congress Investigating FBI Agents’ Texts for Possible Leaks to Media

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/9/2018 at 3:00pm

Back in December, the media published texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was involved in the Russia investigation, and FBI attorney Lisa Page demeaning then-candidate Donald Trump and hoping that failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton would win.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller quietly removed Strzok from...

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

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Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he will run for the Senate to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

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