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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Democrats Reportedly Have a ‘Subpoena Cannon’ Aimed at Over 85 Trump Targets

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Posted by    Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/12/2018 at 3:00pm
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Back in September, Axios reported that the Democrats already had an agenda set for the possibility of the party taking over the House.

Well, that happened last Tuesday and now Axios disclosed that the agenda will see the light of day as the Democrats prepare a “subpoena cannon” aimed at over 85...

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Florida Recount: Broward County Recount is a Dumpster Fire, Palm Beach Officials Decry Deadline

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Posted by    Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/12/2018 at 1:00pm

The recount in Florida has to finish by Thursday, November 15, but officials in Palm Beach County claimed that the recount cannot possibly end by then.

It doesn’t help that President Donald Trump has demanded officials halt the...

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Pelosi May Face Her Own Resistance as She Vies to Become Speaker Again

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 4:30pm 11/9/2018 at 4:30pm
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to become Speaker of the House again, but quite a few Democrats in the House do not want her to become their leader.

Eight representatives have already voiced their opposition while two more that won on Tuesday said on the campaign trail that they will oppose...

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Florida Recount Update: Rick Scott Suing Broward County, Palm Beach County

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/9/2018 at 1:00pm
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The Florida elections remain a mess. The heat has turned up even more since Governor Rick Scott announced last night he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have decided to sue Broward County and Palm Beach County.

Scott is in a tight race with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

Now it looks like Nelson ...

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Farrakhan denies chanting Death to America and Israel while in Iran, but his denial is laughable

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30am 11/9/2018 at 11:30am
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On November 5, I blogged about anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan leading “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” chants in Iran.

The racist Nation of Islam leader has issued a laughable “denial” because it’s not actually a denial.

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Florida Teacher Finds Provisional Ballot Box at Broward County School

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:18am 11/9/2018 at 11:18am
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Lakeisha Sorey at Miramar Elementary School in Broward County found a provisional ballot box inside a closet.

Sorey did not touch it in order to avoid tampering. She phoned state Rep. Shevrin Jones (D) and the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office.

The woman at the office told Sorey the box probably contained blank...

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UPDATE: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00am 11/9/2018 at 10:00am

*UPDATE* Ginsburg has left the hospital after she broke three ribs when she fell at her office. The Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said that Ginsburg “is doing well and plans to work from home today.”

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More Senior Citizens Have Entered the Fast-Food Job Market

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Posted by    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00am 11/9/2018 at 7:00am
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Bloomberg has reported that more senior citizens have entered the fast-food market as those restaurant chains have actively aimed to recruit this age demographic.

Yes, the job market is tight, but the senior citizens have what teenagers lack: social skills and punctuality.

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Alabama, West Virginia Pass Pro-Life Amendments

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Posted by    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/8/2018 at 3:00pm

Unborn human beings in West Virginia and Alabama received a huge win on Tuesday when voters chose amendments that would protect their rights in utero if the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade.

Without Roe vs. Wade, abortion would go to the states.

In West Virginia, voters chose to end taxpayer funded abortions....

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Authorities Identify Gunman Who Killed 12 at California Bar, Including a Sergeant

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Posted by    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/8/2018 at 1:00pm
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Late Thursday night, a man opened fire on the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, during a college event. He killed 12 people, including Sgt. Ron Helus, who rushed to the building when he heard the man still shooting inside the bar.

Reports have surfaced that authorities identified the shooter...

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Defeated Harris County Judge Chooses to Release Juvenile Defendants After Election

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Posted by    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:03am 11/8/2018 at 10:03am
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Harris County Juvenile Judge Glenn Devlin lost his re-election bid on Tuesday. For this reason, he has chosen to release the majority of juvenile defendants who appear before him. From Fox News:

“He was releasing everybody,” said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. “Apparently he was saying...

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg Hospitalized After She Breaks Three Ribs During a Fall

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Posted by    Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:21am 11/8/2018 at 9:21am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains hospitalized after she fell in her office, which caused her to break three ribs. From USA Today:

Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed...

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Trump to Acosta: ‘You are a Rude, Terrible Person, You Shouldn’t be Working for CNN’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 2:15pm 11/7/2018 at 2:15pm

President Donald Trump locked horns with CNN’s Jim Acosta. As usual, Acosta used the press conference to create a spectacle, refusing to cede his turn to the next reporter when Trump had moved on and hanging on to the mic when a staffer tried to take it to pass to the...

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LIVE: Trump’s Press Conference to Discuss Midterms

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00am 11/7/2018 at 11:00am
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President Donald Trump tweeted that he will hold a press conference at 11:30AM ET to discuss the Republicans “success” in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Like previous administrations, the party of the president lost the House, but the Republicans made decent gains within the Senate.

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Florida Senate Race heads to Recount

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:26am 11/7/2018 at 10:26am
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Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson’s campaign team announced that the race between him and Governor Rick Scott will go to a recount. From Politico:

Of the 8.1 million votes cast, Scott leads by just 34,537 votes, which is less than one-half point, the threshold for a state-mandated recount.

“We are proceeding to a recount,”...

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LIVE: Midterm Election Results

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:40pm 11/6/2018 at 6:40pm

The countdown begins. Will the Democrats take over the House? Will the GOP pick up more seats in the Senate? Will the Democrats sweep in the governor races?

We will provide updates as they come in as many tight races on the east coast could provide some early clues as to who...

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Reporter Fired Over Voicemail For GOP MI Senate Candidate: ‘F**king John James!’

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/6/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Huron Daily Tribune fired reporter Brenda Battel after she accidentally left an insulting voicemail for Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James. From The Daily Caller:

“Man, if he beats her [incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow]… Jesus! F***ing John James. That would suck! Whew, I don’t think it’s going to happen though,”...

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