Al Kamen
Al Kamen
In the Loop

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993. He began his reporting career at the Rocky Mountain News and joined The Post in 1980. He has covered local and federal courts, the Supreme Court and the State Department. Kamen assisted Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in writing “The Final Days” and Woodward and Scott Armstrong in writing “The Brethren.” Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio and Harvard College.

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Israelis tell 22 House Democrats on visit there just how bad they think Iran nukes deal is.

Israelis tell 22 House Democrats on visit there just how bad they think Iran nukes deal is.

Freshman House Democrats talk Iran nukes during week-long tour of Israel. GOP members there this week.

Former Rep. Dan Burton: Working the press in Cleveland for John Kasich

Former Rep. Dan Burton: Working the press in Cleveland for John Kasich

Former Rep. Dan Burton, who made the House Oversight committee a feared investigative body, was in the press center before the GOP debate in Cleveland.

Ted Cruz made at least one promise during the debate he might have some trouble keeping

Ted Cruz made at least one promise during the debate he might have some trouble keeping

Ted Cruz said he’d have his Justice Department investigate Planned Parenthood. That’s not typically the president’s place.

Big-time gambling — sort of — comes to Washington

Big-time gambling — sort of — comes to Washington

Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo is hosting a “Casino Night” fundraiser next month, but it’s “play money only.“