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: 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
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: Bush, Obama and Gen. Kelly try to elevate the dialogue in the era of Trump
The TAKE with Rick Klein After a week of flags and phone calls, and rather typical flare-ups ... will join ABC News' Rick Klein and Jon Karl for a special livestream of the "Powerhouse Politics
Oct 20, 2017 05:46 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It's quite a moment for a return to the spotlight – and it's not clear ... was hurtful , former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told ABC News' Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein
Oct 19, 2017 05:49 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Spotlight turns to Sessions on Russia probe and Trump's executive privilege
The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions is set to be the most interesting man in the Trump cabinet again – and he won't have to travel far to win that distinction. The attorney general's
Oct 18, 2017 05:49 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Fake news or real, the Trump-McConnell bromance was on display
The TAKE with Rick Klein When President Trump declared that he's " closer than he's ever been " to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the two men were practically touching each other
Oct 17, 2017 05:49 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, 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
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: Trump launches rhetorical rockets at United Nations
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Sep 19, 2017 02:16 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trumpism rolls over Trump in Senate race in Alabama
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Sep 26, 2017 10:01 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: The NFL kneeling controversy is about race, and that's what Donald Trump wants
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Sep 25, 2017 11:23 AM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: In reversing position on Afghanistan, Trump gives himself an out
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Aug 22, 2017 12:01 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump seeks out divisions to heal himself
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Aug 23, 2017 06:03 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Amid Harvey, Trump eschews typical presidential optics for Trumpism
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Aug 30, 2017 03:33 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump bets on himself in showdown with North Korea
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Aug 09, 2017 02:01 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
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