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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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
The Note: Washington faces time of reckoning, joins national #MeToo moment on sexual harassment
The TAKE with Rick Klein It's often said that the capital is disconnected from the country ... ' " Powerhouse Politics" podcast , Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks talk to newly elected officials
Nov 17, 2017 06:08 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Will tax reform vote leave GOP feeling parched?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Take a swig of water , get your selfie with some greenbacks , and ignore a question about Roy Moore while you're at it. Republicans are set to test the old
Nov 16, 2017 05:56 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump has to show his cards on whether he backs Roy Moore
The TAKE with Rick Klein It's time for President Donald Trump to choose. In the intraparty war ... for medication assisted treatment. On ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast with Rick Klein and Mary
Nov 15, 2017 05:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Jeff Sessions, he's everywhere he doesn't want to be
The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions ' long, strange trip is just getting started. The president and his family are not making the journey any easier – and Sessions may not be making it easier
Nov 14, 2017 06:05 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Tough choices loom for both parties amid sex allegations against Senate candidate
The TAKE with Rick Klein A whole lot of hard choices are starting to collide for the Republican Party . Do Republicans stand with their Senate candidate in Alabama, despite mounting questions
Nov 13, 2017 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
ANALYSIS: A year after election, Trump's shockwaves still reverberate
Rick Klein
Nov 08, 2017 12:37 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
ANALYSIS: Mueller makes bold first moves, how will Trump respond?
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Oct 30, 2017 01:57 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Special counsel's actions in Russia probe may cut through Trump tweetstorm
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "DO SOMETHING" over the weekend in the wake of the "Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix
Oct 30, 2017 05:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Corker feud opens gash between Trump and GOP establishment
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Oct 09, 2017 03:21 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Corker, Flake draw line in the sand in questioning Trump's fitness for office
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Oct 24, 2017 06:03 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: George W. Bush takes on Trump without even mentioning him by name
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Oct 19, 2017 02:29 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Bannon's right-wing insurgency growing stronger outside the White House
The TAKE with Rick Klein If you thought Steve Bannon was a force on the inside, that's nothing ... . The RUNDOWN with Rick Klein President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are hoping
Oct 23, 2017 05:52 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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