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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New York Times: Rosentein Offered to Tape Trump, Discuss Invoking 25th Amendment With Cabinet Members

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Posted by    Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/21/2018 at 3:00pm
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President Donald Trump will go on a Twitter tirade in 3…2…1…

The New York Times reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensetin, the man who hired Special Counsel Robert Mueller, offered to wear a wire to tape Trump and rally “cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from...

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Report: Mueller’s Team has a Close Relationship With the Press

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Posted by    Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/21/2018 at 1:00pm
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This is not exactly shocking, but at least there is proof of it. The Daily Caller received emails and text messages from the special counsel’s office that show Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has a pretty close relationship with the press. The Daily Caller reported:

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Senate Republicans Offer to Hold Ford’s Hearing on Wednesday

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Posted by    Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00am 9/21/2018 at 9:00am
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, until 10AM ET to decide if she will testify on Monday.

Ford’s team handed out the terms for her testimony late Thursday night and I doubt it will sit well. First...

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, Jennifer Rubin Mock Sen. Susan Collins Over Threats

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Posted by    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/20/2018 at 3:00pm
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Humanity 101: Do not threaten people, including those who accuse someone of sexual assault or may not vote the way you want them to.

The Hill published an article yesterday about how Sen. Susan Collins and her office have received threats over Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Conservative” blogger Jennifer Rubin and Rep....

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Will Nellie Ohr Appear Before Congress?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/20/2018 at 1:00pm
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Nellie Ohr, the wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr and employee at GPS Fusion, has an closed door hearing with Congress on Friday, but now some say she has refused to make an appearance.

Ohr worked at Fusion GPS,...

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Feinstein Refuses to Give Ford’s Letter to Grassley

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Posted by    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:00am 9/20/2018 at 9:00am
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It still looks like Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford will not show up for a hearing set for Monday, which has caused some mayhem at Capitol Hill.

The decision to not show up has caused the teetering Republicans to push for a confirmation vote if nothing happens on Monday.

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Trump Lashes Out at Sessions Again: ‘I Don’t Have an Attorney General’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/19/2018 at 3:00pm

President Donald Trump spoke to The Hill today and once against attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions. From The Hill:

“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an extensive and freewheeling interview Tuesday from the Oval Office.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Ex-Wife Blasts Ad That Brings Up Old Domestic Abuse Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/19/2018 at 1:00pm
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The organization #MeTooOhio released an ad last week that targeted incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown with decades-old allegations that he abused his then-wife Larke.

Larke Recchie has slammed the ad and described Republicans as “disgusting” for using her family to score political points.

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Grassley Threatens to Cancel Monday’s Hearing if Ford Doesn’t Show Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:00am 9/19/2018 at 9:00am
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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her in high school, said she wanted to testify in front of the Senate.

The Republicans immediately made it known they wanted to hear from her. After all, these are serious accusations and she, along with all victims, deserve...

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Philadelphia Makes Huge Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms, Hands Over $3 Million to Its Victims

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00am 9/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Philadelphia has had atrocious civil asset forfeiture laws since 2002, which has led to legalized theft of belongings to 23,000 citizens.

That practice has undergone a makeover after the city settled a lawsuit and pay victims $3 million. The case involved a family that lost their home due to “a minor drug...

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China Fire Backs With New Tariffs on U.S. Goods Worth $60 Billion

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/18/2018 at 3:00pm
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On Monday evening, President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion and threatened to add more if the Chinese do not change their trading practices.

Well, that did not work because China answered with new tariffs on U.S. goods worth $60 billion.

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Hearing Set for Monday, But Will Accuser Show Up?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 9:00am 9/18/2018 at 9:00am
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Hopefully today is a little calmer than yesterday when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We learned Monday evening that the Senate postponed his confirmation vote and scheduled a hearing on Monday with him and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote POSTPONED, New Hearing on Monday

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:34pm 9/17/2018 at 6:34pm
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Jonathan Martin at The New York Times tweeted out that Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Republicans decided on a new hearing for Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.

Seung Min Kim at The Washington Post tweeted that Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters that a public hearing with Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual...

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Ocasio-Cortez Couldn’t Tell Tapper How to Pay for $40 Trillion Platform

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/17/2018 at 2:00pm
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CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper, one of the last reliable MSM reporters, got socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all tongue-tied when he asked her plain and simple how she would pay for her $40 trillion platform. From Mediaite:

“Your platform has called for various new programs including Medicare-for-all, housing as a...

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Salesforce Billionaire Marc Benioff Buys Time for $190 Million

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/17/2018 at 12:00pm
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Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne have purchased struggling Time magazine for $190 million. From The Wall Street Journal:

In an interview, Mr. Benioff said, “We’re investing in a company with tremendous impact on the world, one that is also an incredibly strong business. That’s what...

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Kavanaugh open thread: Bring on more hearings?

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:00am 9/17/2018 at 9:00am
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The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has not gone away. In this post, we will continue to update as new developments emerge during the day.

If you come across any interesting news reports, please place them in the comments and we will consider promoting them into the post.

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Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty in Federal Court, Will Cooperate With Mueller

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00am 9/14/2018 at 11:00am
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced a second trial this month on seven counts of foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering.

Reports have surfaced this morning that Manafort will plead guilty to two criminal charges. Special counsel Robert Mueller

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