Rick Klein

The Note: Trump crossing lines puts pressure on GOP

The TAKE with Rick Klein Why settle for busting brackets when you can blow up norms, traditions and bedrock principles? President Donald Trump spent his weekend crossing bright lines that once separated political involvement and matters concerning the justice system. Far from avoiding criticism of Read more

The Note: More political shock waves possible

The TAKE with Emily Goodin The ground shook for Republicans on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue this week with signs there may be more tremors to come. On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. And, on Tuesday night, House Republicans appeared to take a Read more

Secretary Carson's wife aware of $31K dining set selection: Emails

Newly released agency emails show that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson 's wife, Candy, had a direct role in a controversial request to purchase a $31,000 dining set for the secretary's office — which some watchdog groups say calls into further question his family’s involvement in Read more

The Note: A clarifying moment for Trump in Pennsylvania

The TAKE with Rick Klein Welcome back to the political season. If it seemed like it never left us – well, that’s because it didn’t. President Donald Trump is thrusting himself back into the campaign narrative, with a 2020 slogan – “Keep America Great, exclamation point” – and with his midterm Read more