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: Democrats marginalizing and ignoring Trump as 2020 heats up
The TAKE with Rick Klein Don't think he's out of insults just because he's postponing flights. The tit-for-tat over a rescheduled speech and the spiking of congressional trips marks the most
Jan 18, 2019 06:12 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Shutdown tests limits to party loyalty
The TAKE with Rick Klein The government shutdown will not end with a State of the Union threat, or with a meeting of "problem solvers" who haven't actually solved any big problems, and maybe
Jan 17, 2019 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Diversity dominates emerging 2020 Democratic field
The TAKE with Rick Klein On first blush, this moment might appear like something of a reckoning ... Director Rick Klein will ask her about the shutdown and why she declined the president's invitation
Jan 16, 2019 06:02 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Barr nomination provides early 2020 battleground
The TAKE with Rick Klein Whether or not the public ever sees Robert Mueller’s report, the special counsel and a whole lot more go on trial Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mueller won’t
Jan 15, 2019 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
Trump faces political emergency of his own making in fight over border wall: ANALYSIS
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Jan 08, 2019 11:24 PM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
2018 offers hints at disruptions on road to 2020: ANALYSIS
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Dec 16, 2018 06:43 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
‘Chaos president’ isolates himself with plays to base: ANALYSIS
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Dec 22, 2018 04:33 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
Ratify or reject? Midterm elections offer referendum on Trump presidency: ANALYSIS
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Nov 06, 2018 06:21 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Divided verdict on Trump means repudiation as well as vindication
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Nov 07, 2018 02:54 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Kavanaugh confirmation marks triumph of tribalism
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Oct 07, 2018 03:20 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
The Note: Democrats take power as Trump’s hand grows weaker
The TAKE with Rick Klein The easy part of governing during the Trump presidency is over. Yes, really. Noon on Thursday opens a new chapter for President Donald Trump and the Washington scene
Jan 03, 2019 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Democrats' resolve grows as Trump hits border
The TAKE with Rick Klein So much for 45 minutes to solve the impasse. It took far less than that for the latest negotiating session between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders to break
Jan 10, 2019 06:01 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump seeks more power as Congress seeks to give him less
The TAKE with Rick Klein Among the mantras of President Donald Trump 's time in public life ... over border security. And, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein breaks down why Michael Cohen's
Jan 11, 2019 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump rides alone as shutdown smashes records
The TAKE with Rick Klein There can’t be chaos in the White House, President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter over the weekend, because “there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me.” Just how alone
Jan 14, 2019 06:00 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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