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: Trump's Cabinet and questionable judgment
The TAKE with Rick Klein Cabinet secretaries displaying questionable judgment has become its own genre in the dramatic series that is the presidency of Donald Trump. A new episode comes Thursday
Apr 26, 2018 05:43 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s words on trial as travel ban heads to Supreme Court
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump ’s words go on trial before the Supreme Court ... reminded "Powerhouse Politics" podcast hosts Jon Karl and Rick Klein that truth can sometimes seem
Apr 25, 2018 06:11 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Arizona's special election a test for GOP
The TAKE with Rick Klein Nothing comes easy in the Trump era, as officeholders and strategists in both parties can attest. So it is that Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Maricopa
Apr 24, 2018 06:02 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s pardon power
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump has pardons on his mind – at least when Sylvester Stallone calls . What more he might ponder in this area may rank among the most consequential
Apr 23, 2018 05:44 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Might things yet break Trump’s direction?
The TAKE with Rick Klein A week that held – and still holds – so much peril for President Donald Trump ends with reminders of how much things might yet break in his direction. Fired FBI director
Apr 20, 2018 06:07 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
Paul Ryan's exit marks another triumph of Trumpism: ANALYSIS
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Apr 12, 2018 02:20 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Comey book claims President Trump sought loyalty like mafia boss 'Sammy the Bull's' induction ceremony
Rick Klein
Apr 12, 2018 05:15 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Amid departures and feuds, Trump lonelier than ever at top
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Mar 01, 2018 05:09 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, 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: In State of the Union, Trump's contradictions were on display
Analysis, Rick Klein, Donald Trump
Jan 30, 2018 11:22 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: The Big Storylines to Watch on Trump's Inauguration Day (and Beyond)
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Jan 19, 2017 12:10 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Grows Weaker, Setting Up Further Republican Chaos
RICK KLEIN
Apr 05, 2016 10:27 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Trump's DACA tweet storm confounding, illuminating
The TAKE with Rick Klein Washington has grown to expect occasional presidential tweet storms by now. Yet even by the new standards set by President Donald Trump , his post-Easter rants
Apr 03, 2018 05:39 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump vs. Republicans, his advisers and the DOJ
The TAKE with Rick Klein Who isn’t worried about President Donald Trump firing Robert Mueller? (Other than, perhaps, Trump and Mueller themselves
Apr 11, 2018 05:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Swamp could save Pruitt
The TAKE with Rick Klein The waters of the swamp are rising around Scott Pruitt . Yet the EPA ... the Rules of the Game, joins the “Powerhouse Politics” podcast with hosts Rick Klein and Jonathan Karl
Apr 04, 2018 05:28 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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