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: 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
The Note: Trump the omnipresent
The TAKE with Rick Klein The visage of President Donald Trump looms everywhere, through another ... News Political Director Rick Klein , Democratic Strategist and former Clinton Campaign Spokesperson
Jun 15, 2018 05:56 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s birthday could bring unwelcome surprises
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump’s anticipated birthday present comes with a reminder: not all gifts are welcome ones. The long-awaited Justice Department inspector general’s
Jun 14, 2018 05:57 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trumpism again dominates Republican Party
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump may or may not get what he wants in terms of concessions from North Korea out of his summit with Kim Jong Un. But either way, he arrives back
Jun 13, 2018 05:51 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
The Note: Trump, Kim relationship based on trust – and how to verify
The TAKE with Rick Klein They need each other now more than ever. Beyond the handshakes and the photo ops, the flags, the logos, the special video, the closing statement and the "message of peace
Jun 12, 2018 06:01 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: Hillary Clinton Seeks Fresh Start, With Boosts From Bill, Bernie and History
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Jul 26, 2016 11:40 PM Story from Politics RICK KLEIN, ABC News
The Note: Trump’s messages are loud and clear
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump is hardly a subtle person. And he's spent a whole lot of time sending messages – loud and clear ones – in recent days. There's the message sent
Jun 01, 2018 05:55 AM 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
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: In biggest primary of the year, a crowded field as new candidates take root
The TAKE with Rick Klein The forest of the biggest primary night yet is a messy affair – filled with ethically challenged incumbents, fierce party infighting, and oh-so-much wasted money and lost
Jun 06, 2018 05:44 AM Story from Politics Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News
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