Rick Klein

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Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning and serving as an on-air political analyst across ABC News... Read More »

Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning and serving as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms.

Klein has contributed stories and analysis to all ABC News broadcasts, including "Good Morning America" and "World News." He also provides regular political commentary and analysis for ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW and NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service.

Klein also co-hosts "Top Line," a political Webcast that's part of the Yahoo! News/ABC News "Power Players" series. He is a regular guest on Fox News and NPR programs, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS, among numerous other television outlets. From 2007-2010, Klein wrote The Note, a daily political blog and tip sheet that publishes every weekday morning at ABCNEWS.com. The New Yorker magazine called The Note "the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington," serving as an insider's and outsider's guide to what's happening in politics and why.

Starting in 2010, he began serving as Senior Washington Editor for "World News with Diane Sawyer," working as senior Washington producer for the program in addition to on-air roles.

Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Prior to coming to Washington in 2004 to cover the Bush campaign, he covered the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall. He previously worked as a metro reporter at The Dallas Morning News.

A native of Long Island, New York, Klein graduated with a degree in politics from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Laine, and their sons, Jack and Max.

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The Note: Shutdown drives parties to political corners
The TAKE with Rick Klein A shutdown without a clear purpose or direction might end up taking things backwards. The stop-and-start negotiations – if that’s what they should be called
Jan 22, 2018 06:12 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News
The Note: The shutdown crisis that shouldn’t be
The TAKE with Rick Klein This is quite the way to celebrate a year in office. As we move past midnight tonight, the Trump presidency turns one year old . It may also make history
Jan 19, 2018 06:13 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News
The Note: Shutdown blame game misses the broader goal
The TAKE with Rick Klein “The blame, the fault, will all lie in one place,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said yesterday, on the possibility of a government shutdown. Sanders
Jan 18, 2018 06:21 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News
The Note: Under Trump, 'fake news' takes on new meaning
The TAKE with Rick Klein It looks as if a new entry might be developing, just in time for awards season. The day that President Donald Trump has promised to present his “Fake News Awards” provides
Jan 17, 2018 06:12 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News
ANALYSIS: One year in, Donald Trump has redefined the presidency
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Jan 14, 2018 08:18 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Michael Flynn's guilty plea opens more doors than it closes
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Dec 01, 2017 12:37 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In Jerusalem gamble, Trump may go bust
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Dec 06, 2017 05:12 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In Franken's withdrawal, a challenge to Republicans
RICK KLEIN
Dec 07, 2017 08:42 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Democrats find winning formula in Alabama as Trump resistance meets #MeToo
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Dec 13, 2017 12:57 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Republican tax cut trades economic populism for legislative win
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Dec 19, 2017 05:54 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: A year after election, Trump's shockwaves still reverberate
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Nov 08, 2017 12:37 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In questioning authenticity of 'Access Hollywood' tape, President Trump seeks to define own reality
RICK KLEIN
Nov 27, 2017 12:33 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
Analysis: Sessions gives Trump what he wants - a return to 'Crooked Hillary'
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Nov 14, 2017 04:30 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Crises crash in on Donald Trump from multiple directions
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Oct 03, 2017 04:10 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s need to have last word often hurtful
The TAKE with Rick Klein This story only got a first word because of a throwaway presidential comment . What matters now, though, is who will get the final word . The question for President
Oct 24, 2017 05:57 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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