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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Iran’s Military Commander: Pompeo Needs a ‘Punch to the Mouth’ Over Sanctions

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00am 5/22/2018 at 11:00am
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Ismail Kowsari, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, lashed out at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s vow to impose strong sanctions on the regime. From NBC News:

“The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the...

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Could a Messy Bernie Sanders Group Derail Any 2020 Presidential Aspirations?

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Posted by    Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/21/2018 at 3:00pm
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Self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) caused quite a commotion in 2016 when he challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary came out on top, but not without controversy. Leaks showed those in the DNC worked to sabotage Sanders’ campaign.

The energy behind Sanders’ presidential bid may still be abuzz...

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Haspel Sworn In as First Female CIA Director

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Gina Haspel made history today when she became the first female CIA director. From Fox News:

Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency after overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

Haspel, who previously served as deputy director and...

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Blankenship Plans Third-Party Run After Losing West Virginia GOP Primary

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Former convict and coal CEO Don Blankenship plans to run as the Constitution Party nominee for the West Virginia senate. He will have to challenge the state’s “sore loser” law, which “prevents failed candidates in a main-party primary from refiling to run in the general election under another party’s banner.”

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Democrats Pour Money Into Key Southern California Districts to Avoid Shut Out

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California has an odd primary known as “top-two primary system,” which means that “the two candidates who get the most votes move on to the November vote regardless of party.”

This could cause a major headache for the state, which is why the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is pouring money into key...

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Pork Filled Farm Bill Dies in the House

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The splashy headlines in the MSM all talk about how the House Freedom Caucus killed the farm bill in the House today since those members demanded the lawmakers vote on immigration legislation first.

But it’s a good thing this bill died because of the non-sexy components the MSM won’t touch. The lawmakers...

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Airplane in Cuba Crashes Right After Takeoff

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A Boeing 737 with 104 people on board crashed right after takeoff at José Martí International Airport outside of Havana, Cuba. Rescuers have found three survivors. From The Associated Press:

Authorities said there were 104 passengers...

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Keith Ellison Thinks It’s a ‘Very Good Idea’ For Congress to Regulate CEO Pay

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Posted by    Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00am 5/18/2018 at 11:00am

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) thinks that the government should regulate CEO pay. Ellison paraded a study showing that CEOs generally make 339 times more than a median employee.

Hmmm…I wonder if he thinks we should apply this same principle to his office.

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Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

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Posted by    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/17/2018 at 1:00pm
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School resource police officer Mark Dallas stopped a potential shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, IL, when he took down a former student who opened fire on the school.

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Fake News story about Trump calling all immigrants “animals” is why people hate the media

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The MSM wonders why the majority of America cannot stand them. It’s probably because of the way they twist and edit President Donald Trump’s words.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others all claimed that Trump called “some unauthorized immigrants” animals during a rant. No. He referred to members of...

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Senate Serves a Huge Nothingburger With Trump Tower Transcripts

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/16/2018 at 5:00pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of transcripts and documents about a June 19, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer. Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort attended in hopes of leaving with dirt on failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Airlines Praise Trump Admin for Reaching Deal With Gulf Carriers

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U.S. airlines have praised Trump for reaching a deal with Gulf carriers like United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etihad, and Qatar Airways after a long-running dispute that those carriers violated the Open Skies agreement and “have been unfairly using billions of dollars in subsidies from their home-country governments to...

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Aviation Experts Believe MH370 Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/15/2018 at 9:00pm
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Four years ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) crashed into the Indian Ocean. No one has found the plane or bodies of the 239 people who perished on the flight. Some debris washed on shore in France and Africa.

Now aviation experts have said that...

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Liberal Democrats Annoyed Party Backing So-Called ‘Moderates’

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Aas these months leading up to the midterm elections have shown us, the Democrat Party has not recovered from Hillary Clinton’s loss in November 2016.

For people who shout FORWARD and CHANGE, the progressive wing of the Democrat Party shows no interest in moving FORWARD or in CHANGE. Everyone else must move...

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Hamas, Other Terror Groups Mourn Their Dead From Yesterday’s Border Assault

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On Monday, Kemberlee blogged about the “protests” by Palestinians on Israel’s border as the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem. We all know these weren’t protests. Hamas organized this assault since March and called it the “Great Return March.” Other groups participated with Hamas.

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Harry Reid Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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Posted by    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5:30pm 5/14/2018 at 5:30pm

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in Baltimore, MD. From Politico:

“His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening, and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” Reid’s f...

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Melania Trump Will Spent Rest of the Week in the Hospital After Kidney Surgery

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First Lady Melania Trump had successful kidney surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. From CNN:

Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.

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