In the Loop: Clinton


Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Justin Bieber and ‘Belieber’ Rep. Tom Price

The Georgia Republican’s fundraiser is at Bieber’s Verizon Center concert next month.

By Al Kamen  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton, Tom Price, concert, Verizon Center, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Obama’s Cabinet diversity still bests Reagan’s

But some groups unhappy with fewer minorities in second term.

By Al Kamen  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, cabinet, diversity, Kirkpatrick, Cavazos, Clinton, Reagan, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Bush library event brings back 1,000+ alums

Dedication in Dallas includes ex-presidents and Bush White House staff.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, library, dedication, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Obama, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Hillary Clinton memoir titles — Loop contest winners

Loop Fans suggest titles for the former secretary of state’s new memoir.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, memoir, title, contest, Laurence Haim, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Judicial confirmations inch forward in the Senate

The Senate confirmed its first Obama-nominated judge for 2013.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judges, judicial nomiinees, confirmations, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Kayatta, Halligan, Patty Shwartz, Lindsay Graham, Jay Carney, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Hillary Clinton only secretary since Nixon years to skip the Vatican

Loop fix: The historical record didn’t note that Warren Christopher visited Pope John Paul II with Bill Clinton.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, travel, countries, Warren Christopher, Vatican, Pope John Paul II, Ray Flynn, Bill Clinton, Rome, Vatican, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Clinton vs. Rice: Compare their travels

A great graphic on the last six secretaries of state.

By Al Kamen  |  05:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Interactive, Washington Post graphic, secretary travels, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Warren Christopher, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Kerry, if confirmed as secretary of state, will have scores of top jobs to fill

Nearly 200 State Department jobs could be up for grabs.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Obama, Senate, Hillary Clinton, State Department, David Wade, Bill Danvers, Frank Lowenstein, Tom Nides, Bill Burns, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, washingtonintransition

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Hillary Clinton’s hair: No helmets here

IN THE LOOP | The media isn’t alone in its concern for the secretary’s coiffure.

By Al Kamen  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, helmet, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, in the loop

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Broadwell’s bio says ‘embedded’ with Petraeus

An online bio says “embedded” with former CIA chief.

By Al Kamen  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus, CIA, Jill Kelly, Abbe Lowell, Judy Smith, Bill Clinton, Chandra Levy, John Edwards, Monica Lewinsky, Jack Abramoff, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/09/2012

White House eyeing replacements if Susan Rice leaves U.N. post

Samantha Powers and Eileen Donahoe are said to be in the mix.

By Al Kamen  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Eileen Donahoe, United Nations, Hillary Clinton, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, in the Loop

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Obama and the press: an inauspicious start

This president, unlike some of his predecessors, declines to hold press conference right after reelection.

By Al Kamen  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, media, press, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Bob Haldeman, 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 03:19 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Obama pardons far fewer than other presidents

President pardons fewer applicants than other recent presidents.

By Al Kamen  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, pardons, commutations, propublica, study, Justice Department, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Korea set to reclaim former Logan Circle embassy

The Korean government is purchasing a house once used as its embassy here.

By Al Kamen  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Korea, Japan, Logan Circle, embassy, disputed islands, Hillary Clinton, Timothy Jenkins, Lauretta Jenkins, Joseon, Phelps House, Teamsters, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Guillermo Clinton’s star power with Latinos

A new poll shows Obama at 71 percent favorability with Latino voters, Romney at 24 percent and Bill Clinton at 82 percent.

By Al Kamen  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clinton, Latinos, Obama, Romney, poll, Latino Decisions, Hispanic, ratings, Bush, McCan, Julian Castro, Republican convention, Democratic convention, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Obama or Romney? Predict the winner! (A Loop contest.)

It’s time for the traditional Loop contest to guess who’ll win the electoral and popular vote in November.

By Al Kamen  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, convention bounce, Dick Morris, Bill Clinton, David Axelrod, presidential race, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, contest

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Clinton’s back-up dancers need practice

The secretary of state showed her dance moves at a dinner in South Africa. Other officials may want to take a lesson from her.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Dancing, dancing video, Judith Sephuma, South Africa, Robert Hormats, Fred Hochberg, Donald Gips, Ann Harrap, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Judicial wannabes’ chances — slim to none

The climate these days is stacked against Obama judicial nominees getting confirmed.

By Al Kamen  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama judges, judicial appointments, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Al Gore, Pat Leahy, Senate Judicarry Committee, judicial vacancies, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Romney and Obama thinking about transition

A new federal law kicks in right after the conventions to allow the government to provide earlier support for both candidates to work up a plan before settling, or resettling, into the Oval Office.

By Al Kamen  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Obama, Bush, Clinton, transitions, planning, Clay Johnson, John Podesta, Ted Kaufman, 9/11, Presidential Transition Act, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Hillary Clinton’s miles: In the Loop gets one Pinocchio

Washington Post Fact Checker columnist finds fault in an item on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s travels.

By Al Kamen  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, miles traveled, days, State Department, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s travel logs

The secretary of state is No. 1 in terms of countries visited and days on the road.

By Al Kamen  |  05:44 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, travel, miles traveled, days on the road, countries visited, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Bill Clinton’s summer reading fave

Our former colleague E. J. Dionne’s new book gets high marks from the former president.

By Al Kamen  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Clinton Global Initiative, E.J. Dionne, Ashley Judd, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Obama vacation? Loop contest reminder

Don’t forget to enter the In the Loop contest to advise on the best vacation spot this summer for the Obamas.

By Al Kamen  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Obama vacation, Martha's Vineyard, GOP convention, Bush, Clinton, Lake Erie, Cedar Point, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012

CATCHING UP WITH . . . Webb Hubbell

The Loop checks in to see how the former associate U.S. attorney general is doing.

By Al Kamen  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Webb Hubbell, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Kenneth Starr: Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012

9/11 Memorial still short of funds

The Shanksville, Pa., memorial to those on Flight 93 whose bravery saved the Capitol on 9/11 is still looking to raise $8 million from private donors.

By Al Kamen  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Trade Center, memorial, 9/11, Pentagon, Shanksville, Flight 93, funding, fundraiser, Clinton, Bush, Boehner, Newseum, National Park Foundation, National Park Service, contributions, Congress, Capitol, Alamo, Thermopylae, Al Qaeda, Capitol visitors center, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Davitt McAteer on the hot seat again?

Federal investigator believes the former federal mine safety chief mishandled federal grant money.

By Al Kamen  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mine Safety and Health Administration, J. Davitt McAteer, Clinton administration, mine safety, Wheeling Jesuit University, NASA, search warrant, Stephen Jory, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Obama, Romney spar over Osama

The political bickering ratchets up over the significance of Obama’s approval of the raid that killed Osama bin-Laden.

By Al Kamen  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, Osama, Mitt Romney, Obama, Jimmy Carter, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, Al Kamen, Im the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Senate confirms top Pentagon and Justice nominees

The Senate confirmed former Obama National Security Council chief of staff Mark Lippert as assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs along with several other top picks.

By Al Kamen  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, Obama, nominees, confirmed, Ecuador, Defense Department, ambassadors, Agriculture Department, Bob Woodward, Obama's Wars, Adam Namm, Mark Lippert, Jim Jones, Michael E. Horowitz, Clinton, Bush, Kathryn Keneally, Michael Scuse, Deborah S. Delisle, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil, Hugo Chavez

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 04:22 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Obama and Clinton off to Cartagena gabfest

More than 30 Western Hemisphere heads of government are meeting at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

By Al Kamen  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Summit of the Americas, President Obama, Cartagena, Colombia, Hillary Clinton, The Texter, Hugo Chavez, Danny Ortega, Connie Mack, House Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio, John Edwards, Edwards trial, Edwards mistress, Bildeberg Conference, John Kerry, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Burma aide says Suu Kyi win a shocker

A Burmese presidential adviser says the landslide victory of pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi surprised the ruling party.

By Al Kamen  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, elections, landslide victory, Aung San, George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Clinton 2008 campaign, Mark Penn, Loop Campaign Guru of the Week Award, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Obama ‘soon’ to pick ambassador to Burma

The weekend’s huge election victory of democracy champion and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi opens the door for a new ambassador to Burma.

By Al Kamen  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi, Burma, Rangoon, Hillary Clinton, Luc Besson, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, Melanne Verveer, Kurt Campbell, Derek Mitchell, Motion Picture Association of America, In the Loop

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Mitt Romney? Etch-a-what?

A new poll finds that, despite all the media hoopla, most people have never heard about the Romney Etch a Sketch flap and even fewer say it will effect their votes.

By Al Kamen  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Etch A Sketch, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Pew Research Center, Pew, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Karl Rove blasts Obama campaign video

The former Bush adviser blasts the campaign video for inaccuracies, but . . .

By Al Kamen  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Karl Rove, Bill Clinton, Wall Street Journal, Osama bin Laden, Obama, Obama campaign documentary, Obama campaign film, Greg Sargent, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

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

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Clinton: Tired of the Hungarian Rhapsodies?

The Obama administration’s ties with NATO ally Hungary have been frayed in recent months by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s autocratic moves.

By Al Kamen  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Viktor Orban, Hungary, Budapest, Hillary Clinton, Eleni Kounalakis, ambassador, clientitis, European Union, European Commission, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, Hungarian Rhapsody, Chicago

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Pravda: Hillary Clinton ‘despicable’

Moscow newspaper fires back after Clinton condemned Russian and Chinese vetoes of U.N. resolution on Syria.

By Al Kamen  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Syria, China, U.N. Resolution, Gulf Royals, Abu Ghraib, torture, Guantanamo, Libya, Hungary, Poland, Chechnya, Tibet, Michael McFaul