In the Loop: china


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Fred, the Ex-Im Bank’s pickle pro

Advising Miss Jenny on selling pickles in China.

By Al Kamen  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ex-Im Bank, Fred Hochberg, 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley, Miss Jenny, Miss Jenny's Piickles, China, Mongolia, Canda

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

How safe is our man in Beijing?

Confusion reigned when protesters surrounded Ambassador Gary Locke’s car

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. embassy, Japan, China, disputed island, protestors, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Behind the big-bucks fundraisers; Panetta’s bumpy China trip; Washington’s richest (read-this roundup)

Behind the big-bucks fundraisers; Panetta’s bumpy China trip; Washington’s wealth (read-this roundup)

By Al Kamen  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington region wealth, richest counties, Panetta, China, Xi Jinping, Gary Locke, Mitt Romney, fundraisers, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Did Romney ensure a great Olympics?

IN THE LOOP | Could Romney’s musing before the Games have pushed the Brits to do their best?

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  British, Olympics, British Olympics, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Olympic games, President Obama, medals, China, Russia, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Obama campaign and the hemp connection

Hemp legalization advocates point out a scarf being sold on the campaign store is made of a cotton/hemp blend, though hemp can’t be grown in the United States.

By Al Kamen  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hemp, Marijuana, legalize, Obama: Obama campaign store, Monique Pean, scarf, china, Vote Hemp, Ron Wyden, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Barney Frank, Dana Rohrabacher, Dr. Bronner, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Pentagon and House committee exchange fire

Pentagon effort to reduce reports to the Hill prompts rebuke from House committee chairman.

By Al Kamen  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leon Panetta, Buck McKeon, Bob Gates, Pentagon, Congress, China, China's military, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Codels to Asia, anyone?

Two groups of House members are off to Asia during next week’s recess.

By Al Kamen  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, travel, recess, codel, congressional trips, China, India, Korea, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Kline, Ma Ying-jeou, Lee Myung-bak, North Korea, DMZ, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Foreign Service pets score big

United Airlines has told the State Department and the foreign service association that it will extend the military waiver for transporting pets overseas to Foreign Service pets as well.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, American Foreign Service Association, United Airlines, AFSA, pets, military pet travel, Gary Locke, China, Patrick Kennedy, Susan Johnson, Chris Van Hollen, Jim Moran, Gerry Connolly, Donna Edwards, Nita Lowey, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/29/2012

State Department fire caused by hackers?

The source of that fire last week at a State Department annex office housing the China team has not been determined, but word is a printer caught on fire.

By Al Kamen  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, State Department fire, China, printers, hackers, Hewlett Packard, HP, IBTimes, printer fires, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, Columbia University, MSNBC, IBTimes, annex fire

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Fire pushes State’s China team out of digs before Obama trip

A fire at a State Department building housing a number of bureaus and the China desk crimped operations just as Obama was planning to go to Asia.

By Al Kamen  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, President Obama, Hu Jintao, State Department, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

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