Keith Girard

Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee 2

Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee

President-elect Donald Trump has opened a political can of worms with his selection of billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. It potentially will inject the federal government more deeply than ever in public school systems. DeVos, who now chairs the Windquest Group, a private investment firm, has never spent a day much less a career teaching in the nation’s public schools.... Read More...
Donald Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Test Over Vow to 'Rip Up' Iran Nuke Deal 4

Donald Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Test Over Vow to ‘Rip Up’ Iran Nuke Deal

Donald Trump, who accused rival Hillary Clinton of being the “war candidate” may find himself up to his neck in a military confrontation with Iran, if he moves ahead with a campaign promise to “rip-up” President Obama’s historic nuclear accord with the Islamic regime. The U.S. House last week, in a get-tough move in step with Trump’s campaign rhetoric, approved the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, for another 10 years.... Read More...
Donald Trump Lands World's Biggest Chick Magnet--the White House--Sans Melania 8

Donald Trump Lands World’s Biggest Chick Magnet–the White House–Sans Melania

Donald Trump confirmed that Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron will not join him immediately at the White House (if ever). Trump did not specify a time when the arrangement would change, setting the stage for another unprecedented moment in the nation’s history. No other president has resided in the White House without his wife going back to the founding of the country. ... Read More...
After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces 'Rigged Election' Allegations 10

After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces ‘Rigged Election’ Allegations

As Donald Trump’s deficit in the popular vote edges north of 1.5 million votes, the President-elect is now being confronted with election rigging allegations over Republican efforts to suppress Democratic votes, leading to his razor-thin victories in key swing states and the presidential election overall. The election was remarkable on its face, because it cut against almost every poll, which predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would win key swing states like North Carolina and Florida. But she didn't.... Read More...
Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video) 12

Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video)

Trey Radel, a Florida Republican resigned in disgrace from Congress two years ago after a cocaine conviction. But he’s eyeing a political return and is hitting the talk show circuit. How’s that possible? It’s a case study in white privilege. The 2013 arrest briefly rose to national attention when it was revealed that Radel had voted to drug test poor people before they could receive food stamps and other social services.... Read More...
Rudy Giuliani Got Rich Off Fat-Cat Speaking Fees Just Like Hillary Clinton 14

Rudy Giuliani Got Rich Off Fat-Cat Speaking Fees Just Like Hillary Clinton

Rudy Giuliani, a vocal critic of former Hillary Clinton’s multi-million dollar haul from fat-cat speaking fees, was feeding at the same trough of corporate largess reserved for former politicians. Conflicts of interest abound now that he’s being considered for a cabinet position. Giuliani claimed he was broke with $7,100 to his name following his bitter 2002 divorce from second wife Donna Hanover. He's a member of the one percent now. ... Read More...
Trump Ready to Shell Out $25 Million to End Trump University Fraud Suits 16

Trump Ready to Shell Out $25 Million to End Trump University Fraud Suits

Donald Trump apparently is dropping the tough talk over Trump University fraud lawsuits and is ready to shell out as much as $25 million to make the cases go away without admitting wrong-doing before he takes office as President, according to a new report. Trump had previously vowed to fight the lawsuits, filed in New York and California, and never offered more than a “low-seven-figure” amount to settle the cases.... Read More...
Graham Defies Trump on Immigration: Keep Your Hands Off Children! 20

Graham Defies Trump on Immigration: Keep Your Hands Off Children!

Lindsey Graham, a conservative South Carolina senator, has sent a clear message to Donald Trump . He strongly suggesting congressional Republicans aren’t rolling over on Trump’s draconian immigration plans and vowed to protect immigrant children. Trump promised during a “60 Minutes” interview last Sunday to deport at least 3 million illegal immigrants during the first 100 days in office and register Muslim’s from countries where terrorists are active.... Read More...
New York Top Cop Slams Trump Effort to Unleash Wall Street Wolves, Fraudsters 22

New York Top Cop Slams Trump Effort to Unleash Wall Street Wolves, Fraudsters

Donald Trump’s transition team is under fire from New York’s attorney general for trying to undermine state laws that protect consumers and investors from unscrupulous Wall Street traders. So much for another Trump campaign promise to root out fraud and corruption. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently pursuing civil fraud charges against Trump over defunct Trump University, which allegedly ripped-off thousands of students.... Read More...
Julian Assange Begs Trump for Pardon as Nation's Top Spy Fingers Wikileaks 24

Julian Assange Begs Trump for Pardon as Nation’s Top Spy Fingers Wikileaks

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, has made a formal request for a pardon from incoming president Donald Trump. Is this the political payoff he was hoping for? The effort comes as the the nation’s top spy, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, went public with charges that Wikileaks disseminated private Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee emails hacked by an unnamed “nation-state.” (read Russia).... Read More...

Keith Girard

Keith Girard has 30 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, editor-in-chief, and senior media executive. Keith’s career began in Washington, D.C., where he was a reporter for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for Regardie's and Washingtonian magazines. He also worked as a writer/producer in CNN's Washington Bureau and has written one book on the U.S. Marines in the Gulf War.