In the Loop: Barack Obama


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Obama’s books earn big bucks. Biden’s, well . . .

It’s hard to beat the audience for presidential memoirs.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Promises to Keep, Audacity of Hope, Dreams from My Father, royalties, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Stumped for holiday gifts? Look no further!

IN THE LOOP | Conservative media outfit’s online store has it all.

By Al Kamen  |  02:11 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Net Daily, WND Superstore, Hermain Cain, Jerome Corsi, Barack Obama, birthers, Karl Rove, Craig Unger, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

EPA chief Lisa Jackson may be moving on

Jackson joked recently about candidates to succeed her.

By Al Kamen  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lisa Jackson, Environmental protection agency, EPA, Brad Campbell, Jeff Holmstead, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Bubba’s a friendly guy

Former President Clinton’s working to help congressional candidates.

By Al Kamen  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Manan Trivedi, Jim Gerlach, Dan Maffei, Suzan DelBene, John Koster, Patrick Murphy, Allen West, Ann Marie Buerkle, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Bush fades back to obscurity in third debate

After a dozen mentions of the former president in debate #2, Bush comes up only twice in last debate.

By Al Kamen  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, George Bush, Dick Cheney, debate, no-mention agreement, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Loop Quote of The Week

This week goes to Mitt Romney, lamenting that campaigns keep repeating claims long after they’ve been debunked by fact-checkers.

By Al Kamen  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, campaign ads, welfare ad, Glenn Kessler, Pinocchio, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/31/2012

House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process

The House is expected to pass a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.

By Al Kamen  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presidential appointments, Senate confirmation, confirmation process, Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Charles Schumer, Lamar Alexander, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Clinton to ambassadors: Don’t move!

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, citing a difficult political climate on the Hill, has told the 60 or so ambassadors to stay in their posts until a successor is confirmed. Could be a long time.

By Al Kamen  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, ambassadors, confirmations, political ambassadors, foreign policy, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Obama, Biden and Snooki: Poets at heart

A new “modern poetry” anthology puts the oft-bizarre utterances by politicians and celebrities in poetry form. A fun read.

By Al Kamen  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Charles Schumer, John Boehner, poetry, Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry, Israel, Harry Reid, Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras, Silvio Berlusconi, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Hugo Chavez, Ann Coulter, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Obama approval’s up — among liberals

Maybe some of what’s happening is that liberal Democrats are drifting back to the Democratic base

By Al Kamen  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential polls, CNN/ORC, CNN poll, Obama approval, Obama improved, Etch A Sketch, Ralph Nader, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Robert Gates on Obama, leaks and more

Former defense secretary speaks at an awards ceremony about his years as secretary of defense in the Bush and Obama administrations.

By Al Kamen  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Gates, Bob Gates, Secretary of Defense, National Academy of Public Administration, Warren Buttett, Walter Reed, George Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Leon Panetta, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil