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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Trump said 'blame on both sides' in Charlottesville, now the anniversary puts him on the spot
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Aug 12, 2018 10:57 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
The Note: Trump effect not what GOP hoped for
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump took another post-election victory lap. But the Republican Party is back where it started – and still potentially off-track. This week confirmed
Aug 10, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The 7 key factors defining the 2018 midterms: ANALYSIS
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Jul 29, 2018 04:44 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
The Note: Trump, Republicans pounce on progressives’ new movement
The TAKE with Rick Klein Just like that, the terrain on immigration has shifted – in a direction ... ." The RUNDOWN with Rick Klein The battle lines are drawn. But so is the road map – clearly
Jul 02, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Trump’s contradictions force tough choices for Republican Party: ANALYSIS
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Jul 18, 2018 05:15 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: California’s ‘jungle primary’ has unintended consequences for Democrats
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Jun 03, 2018 06:26 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Trump faces GOP rebellion on immigration as midterms loom: ANALYSIS
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Jun 19, 2018 03:04 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Trump exploits new divisions in driving immigration debate: ANALYSIS
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Jun 25, 2018 01:32 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Republicans draw conflicting lessons from early primaries: ANALYSIS
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May 09, 2018 06:05 PM Story from 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
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Apr 05, 2016 10:27 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Trump effect undeniable in Tuesday’s primaries
The TAKE with Rick Klein Some midsummer voting on Tuesday places the action basically ... — Rick Gates — taking the stand in Manafort's trial, ABC News' Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks
Aug 07, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Ohio squeaker sounds alarms for GOP
The TAKE with Rick Klein A win is a win, even if it isn’t official yet. Yet the Republican Party ... ' Podcast, "Start Here." Wednesday's episode features ABC News' Political Director Rick Klein breaking
Aug 08, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Swamp waters rising for Trump
The TAKE with Rick Klein The waters of President Donald Trump 's swamp continue to rise ... Jonathan Karl and political director Rick Klein as they discuss what a too-close race in Ohio means
Aug 09, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: The many matchups of Trump
The TAKE with Rick Klein It might be just the matchup President Donald Trump would design. The problem is deciding which matchup to focus on. For the last time before November's midterm
Aug 06, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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