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.

Latest by Al Kamen

In the Loop: It takes an act of Congress to work in August

There’s a law against the legislative body to be working in August — really.

Congress on working in August: It’s against the law!

Congress on working in August: It’s against the law!

Voters may get upset when Congress shuts down in August without passing important legislation, but there’s a law against it.

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.

No NTSB chair for Ukraine crash probe

The Senate is expected to approve Michael Lawson as ambo to U.N. aviation agency, but they might want to approve new head of U.S. safety board as well.