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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Jameis Winston Under NFL Investigation for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver

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Posted by    Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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The NFL has started an investigation over allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016. BuzzFeed News reported:

A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been...

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GOP Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Will Still Vote for Moore

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Republican Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has said that she will cast a vote for Roy Moore for senate even though numerous women have accused him of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

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Fox News Bans KISS Frontman Gene Simmons After Lewd, Harassing Behavior

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KISS frontman Gene Simmons has been a regular at Fox News for the past years, but after his antics this week, that will change. The Daily Beast reported that the network confirmed it has banned Simmons from the premises for life:

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Navy Admits Flight Crew Drew Obscene Skydrawings in Washington Sky

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Those in charge at the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island along the Washington state coast admitted that one of their aircrafts drew a picture of a penis in the sky. From The Spokesman-Review:

Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above...

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All Democrat Hispanic Caucus Rejects GOP Rep. Curbelo’s Membership Bid

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The all Democrat Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CBC) rejected Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s membership bid. The CBC actually thinks HIS motives were political, even though he is a Cuban American and “represents a Latino-heavy district in Miami.”

So why wouldn’t...

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Trump Finds Moore Allegations ‘Troubling,’ Wants People of Alabama to Decide His Fate

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President Donald Trump finds the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore “troubling,” but thinks that the people of Alabama should decide their next senator. From USA Today:

“Look, the president believes these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously, and he believes the people...

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Tax Bill Squeaks Through GOP House, Has Uncertain Future in Senate

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The GOP-controlled House passed a tax bill that eliminates many popular deductions, but reduces the tax brackets to three instead of seven and doubles standard deductions.

It passed 227-205. However, 13 Republicans voted against the bill and no Democrats voted for it. This could spell gloom for it in...

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Sen. Menendez Jury Deadlocked, Judge Declares Mistrial

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Judge William Walls has officially declared a mistrial in Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial after the jury came back deadlocked again.

The jury came back deadlocked on Monday and the judge sent them home early and told them to try again. They did, but could not reach a decision on...

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Russia Throws Venezuela a Lifeline as the Socialist Country Flirts With Default

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I’m seeing conflicting reports: Venezuela defaulted, Venezuela didn’t default, Venezuela is about to default.

What’s the truth? Venezuela ALMOST defaulted, but Russia came in at the last second to restructure the $3 billion debt the socialist country owes Russia.

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Senate Tax Plan Now Includes Making Individual Tax Cuts Temporary

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has revealed changes made to the Senate’s tax reform bill, which includes expiration dates to the tax cuts given to individuals, but will make the business tax cute permanent.

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Zimbabwe Military Seizes Control, Confines President Mugabe to Home

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A non-coup coup has apparently happened in the southern African country of Zimbabwe overnight. I noticed last night on Twitter that the military started to take control in the capital city of Harare, but denied it was a coup because they planned to target criminals around President Robert Mugabe.

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Senate Will Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate’s tax bill will have language to repeal the individual mandate in Obamacare. From The Hill:

“We’re optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful and that’s obviously the view of the Senate Finance Committee Republicans as well,”...

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Sessions to Congress: Didn’t Lie About Russia, Considering Special Counsel for Uranium One

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently facing the House Judiciary Committee over the DOJ’s decision to review the Uranium One deal and the Clinton Foundation. Of course, the subject has strayed and others have asked about special counsel on FBI’s handling of failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.

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Rand Paul Returns to D.C., Talks About Attack That Left Him With Broken Ribs

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) returned to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday after his neighbor allegedly attacked him and broke his ribs and punctured his lungs. He spoke with The Washington Examiner upon his return and opened up about the attack:

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JJ Watt? Ronan Farrow? Nope! Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Citizen of the Year

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The magazine GQ has named former quarterback Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year since becoming a “powerful symbol of activism and resistance” since he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

GQ said that this action has put Kaepernick in the same company of...

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Report: SEALs Killed Green Beret After He Discovered Alleged Theft Scheme

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In October, I blogged that the Navy opened an investigation to determine if two members of Navy SEAL Team 6 strangled Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a 34-year-old Green Beret, in Mali last June.

The Daily Beast has now released a report the men killed Melgar after he uncovered their theft scheme...

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Trump Picks Former Drug Executive Alex Azar as Health Secretary

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President Donald Trump has picked former drug executive Alex Azar for Health and Human Services secretary to replace Tom Price, who resigned in September after questions arose of his use of private jets.

Azar served as HHS deputy secretary in President George W. Bush’s administration from 2005 to 2007 when Mike Leavitt...

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