Al Kamen
In the Loop
Al Kamen | Columnist
What happened to all that deficit talk?
It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.
McCain, Flake, others go all OUTT on naming bills: Overdoing the Unrelated Title Thing
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 7:30 PM)
Bill proposes ethics classes for Congress
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2014; 8:28 PM)
For Ronnie White, seat on federal bench is in reach, 17 years after his first nomination
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 7:58 PM)
Joe Biden picks up the phone to call his old friends. Could it be for 2016?
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2014; 7:39 PM)
For Obama, every ‘photo op’ isn’t equal
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 7:38 PM)
Putin has a knack for bringing together U.S. politicians
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2014; 8:14 PM)
Some nature tips for the indoor generation
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014; 7:25 PM)
Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2014; 7:05 PM)
Operation Shiite Storm, and the other contest winners
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 7:11 PM)
Obama’s judicial nominees racing to the bench after Reid went nuclear
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2014; 8:12 PM)
A fix for Washington: More Washington?
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 8:26 PM)
Strange napfellows share a good cause
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2014; 6:58 PM)
Obama, Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes attending West Coast fundraiser
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2014; 6:50 PM)
Rep. Charles Rangel is hoping to dance his way to an Election Day victory
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2014; 7:17 PM)
Hollywood doesn’t like Mitch McConnell, and Alison Grimes gets to reap the benefits
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2014; 8:03 PM)
The right word choices in selling a book? Doesn’t seem to be so hard for Hillary.
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2014; 7:07 PM)
At World Cup, Biden joins U.S. players in their locker room to celebrate victory over Ghana
(The Washington Post, June 17, 2014; 7:23 PM)
If GOP retakes the Senate, would Mitch McConnell restore the filibuster?
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2014; 6:49 PM)
Sen. Marco Rubio has a few questions about Qatar — including how to pronounce it
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2014; 6:58 PM)
House GOP’s Eric Cantor takes a hard fall and now gets to be a political punch line
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2014; 7:45 PM)
Ambassadorial nominations hearing — with Taliban as subtext — may come with fireworks
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2014; 7:32 PM)
Seersucker suits are in the House
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2014; 7:19 PM)
Lawmakers’ quick D-Day trip to France includes a few square (as in boxed) meals
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 8:03 PM)
Dan Backer has an anti-Hillary PAC — and says Clinton owes him a heartfelt ‘thank you’
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2014; 7:59 PM)
What the world needs now is a nap, according to Arianna Huffington
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2014; 11:59 PM)
Liu Xiaobo Plaza coming to an embassy near you? China has a lot to say about street name.
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2014; 7:46 PM)
Beans spilled about quiet White House lunch between President Obama, Hillary Clinton
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2014; 8:01 PM)
Obama makes his mark on the appeals courts
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2014; 8:20 PM)
Combing through Hillary Clinton’s book, we find the Loop
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2014; 7:39 PM)
To donate or not to donate leftover campaign funds? For some pols, the answer is nope.
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2014; 7:45 PM)
William Brownfield doesn’t enjoy discussing those tough years in Venezuela
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2014; 7:29 PM)
Chile’s new U.S. ambassador recalls a deadly day in 1976 in Washington and his own escape
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2014; 7:26 PM)
Shaun Donovan may get a new seat in Obama officials’ musical chairs
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2014; 7:45 PM)
Secretary of state on the fly
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2014; 7:08 PM)
Foreign countries and dollar diplomacy
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2014; 8:20 PM)
So many selfies, so little time
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2014; 5:46 PM)
Background Check: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2014; 6:28 PM)
Bachmann gives a thumbs-down to the women’s history museum that honored her
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2014; 7:00 PM)
Lawmakers not driving away vehicle allowances
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2014; 7:29 PM)
Uncle Sam is growing more marijuana
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2014; 6:41 PM)
For Snowden appearance, an ironic rule gets reversed
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2014; 8:19 PM)
Sen. Claire McCaskill believes Secretary of State John Kerry has some explaining to do
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2014; 7:31 PM)
Another EPA official caught in former staffer’s web of deception; he claimed to work for CIA
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2014; 7:50 PM)
In the Loop: Snowden retains a legal heavy hitter
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2014; 8:52 PM)
For lawmakers traveling abroad, remember, appearances matter on the taxpayer’s dime
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2014; 6:39 PM)
Sens. Booker and McConnell share some important commonalities: Donors
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2014; 7:17 PM)
In the Loop: Cory Booker (D-Tinseltown)
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2014; 7:58 PM)
White House remains fuzzy on the name of person who wore Easter bunny costume
(The Washington Post, April 22, 2014; 10:08 PM)
For Bacardi, detailing its efforts at landing a political rum punch comes up short on form
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2014; 7:42 PM)