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: Uncertainties cloud Kavanaugh fight
The TAKE with Rick Klein "There shouldn't even be a little doubt," President Donald Trump declared Tuesday , referencing the allegation that has enveloped his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 19, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Kavanaugh fight raises stakes for midterms
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s as if the storylines and big choices that have presented themselves in the Trump era have converged to set up a defining couple of days. The politics of #MeToo
Sep 18, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Kavanaugh allegation tests Washington on #MeToo
The TAKE with Rick Klein Just like that, the politics of a smooth-sailing Supreme Court nomination have turned upside down. The initial fallout from the public allegation from way back in Brett
Sep 17, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Storm brews over Trump's death toll claims
The TAKE with Rick Klein Hurricane Florence is just now impacting lives. But President Donald Trump already did a fresh measure of damage to his own credibility – and to that of a party
Sep 14, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Primary season highlights Democrats’ leftward march
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s not all about who wins and who loses – not when they’re playing the game differently. The end of 2018’s long primary season most likely will not add to the limited
Sep 13, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Obama takes the midterms stage
The TAKE with Rick Klein Out of the chaos and norm-busting and institution-bursting of the last ... , the current president gets something he wants as well: a foil. The RUNDOWN with Rick Klein
Sep 07, 2018 06:04 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
John McCain, a hero and leader who took causes more seriously than himself: ANALYSIS
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Aug 25, 2018 08:43 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
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
Sun Belt showdowns: What to watch for in Tuesday’s primaries: ANALYSIS
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Aug 26, 2018 09:06 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, 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
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