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 triumphs watching others scramble
The TAKE with Rick Klein A week bookended by pageantry and punctuated by disruption has put the power and pull of President Donald Trump on full display. Trump sought to upend alliances
Jul 13, 2018 05:57 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump's impact on the world order
The TAKE with Rick Klein The bluster and the insults represent President Donald Trump 's way of doing business – aimed, primarily, at America's friends . But provocative comments and demands
Jul 12, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: The world pushes back on Trump
The TAKE with Rick Klein As President Donald Trump pushes the world, the world is learning ... Clinton aide Brian Fallon joins ABC News' Rick Klein and Jon Karl on Powerhouse Politics Podcast
Jul 11, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, 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
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 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
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
Republicans draw conflicting lessons from early primaries: ANALYSIS
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May 09, 2018 06:05 PM Story from Rick Klein, 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
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Apr 12, 2018 05:15 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton Seeks Reality Check on Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, election 2016, Analysis, Rick Klein,
Feb 11, 2016 11:19 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s golden Supreme Court opportunity
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump is less into flipping scripts than he is rewriting them altogether. But the plot surrounding his golden opportunity to remake the Supreme Court
Jul 05, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Does Cohen's declaration of independence spell trouble for Trump?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It's a declaration of independence that's curious for its timing as well as its message. President Donald Trump 's longtime fixer and attorney, Michael Cohen, has chosen
Jul 03, 2018 06:06 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: For Trump, a week of big moves could have big blowback
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump can accept resignations, reverse his own policies and promise that trade wars are easy to win. But he can't pretend to be without ideology
Jul 06, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: President Trump’s instincts put to the test with SCOTUS pick, NATO summit
The TAKE with Rick Klein Washington has gotten used to President Donald Trump as a disruptor, with political instincts that push him toward division and conflict. Now comes a legacy-defining
Jul 09, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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