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 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
The Note: The limits of Trump’s powers made evident
The TAKE with Rick Klein The first lady’s jacket may suggest otherwise, but this week the American people answered the question emphatically: They care. Just as important, their voices mattered
Jun 22, 2018 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Confronted by outcry, Trump blinks
The TAKE with Rick Klein "This will solve the problem," President Donald Trump declared, partially addressing a problem he created by signing an order he claimed he couldn’t sign, and by changing
Jun 21, 2018 05:56 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump standing virtually alone
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump has grown used to creating his own realities ... . Only this time, add some jarring imagery that threatens quite the political twist. (Rick Klein
Jun 20, 2018 05:56 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump thrives on immigration divisions
The TAKE with Rick Klein This might be a reasonable time to expect action from Congress . It might also be a reasonable time to expect the White House to budge, and change a policy even
Jun 19, 2018 05:45 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Nothing ‘simple’ about crisis stemming from separating migrant families
The TAKE with Rick Klein Stephen Miller calls it a “simple decision,” and Steve Bannon calls it an obvious offshoot of “zero tolerance” – so easy to defend, he said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week
Jun 18, 2018 05:56 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, 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
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: 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: 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: Democrats threaten Democrats in Tuesday’s California primary
The TAKE with Rick Klein If there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing in politics, we’re about to find out — courtesy of the state that’s the de facto headquarters of “the resistance
Jun 05, 2018 07:39 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump's stunning claims of executive power
The TAKE with Rick Klein "At any time and for any reason." That's the standard asserted ... sparked fierce intra-party warfare. (Rick Klein) https://abcn.ws/2Lhr2yU Pompeo says US wants
Jun 04, 2018 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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