is a summary and analysis of political news stories and trends published every weekday morning by ABCNews.com
Begun as an internal staff e-mail by then Political Director Mark Halperin
, it was first published on January 14, 2002 and quickly became a must-read daily compendium of political news and analysis for the chattering classes
. The Note is now edited by Senior Political Reporter Rick Klein.Washington Post
correspondent Dana Milbank
told The Washingtonian
, "It's the arbiter of who is on the cutting edge." The New York Times
<nowiki>'</nowiki> Adam Nagourney
told the New York Sun
The Note has a "certain intelligence to it," noting that "it’s often ahead of the news" and "sets out concepts for stories and ways to look at the world."
In 2006, The Note's online podcast counterpart, AfterNote
was frequently hosted by ABC News field producer Teddy Davis.
In April 2007, Halperin left his post as editor of The Note. "NYTimes.com
" who began writing a very different version of The Note starting on May 2, 2007.
Klein writes an original essay—titled The NoteKlein, Rick "ABCNews.com
" -- every weekday morning, analyzing and summarizing the major political storylines of the day, with links to the top political stories in newspapers and on Websites. In... Read More