Al Kamen
In the Loop
Al Kamen | Columnist
Obama Cabinet staying close to home
The department secretaries of the Obama administration are largely on the sidelines in this election season.
Panetta tries to explain
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 8:16 PM)
Brawling with the Palins: A blow-by-blow
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 8:29 PM)
Does the nation need an Ebola explainer?
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2014; 8:00 PM)
Jack Lew is glad he’s hearing less about the deficit and the debt
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 8:18 PM)
Republican lawmakers would shake the Bush Cabinet for an Ebola czar
(The Washington Post, October 6, 2014; 10:57 PM)
High steaks for Sen. Shelby
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2014; 8:43 PM)
Names on the post-Holder shortlist
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 7:53 PM)
Rep. John Mica has a security tip
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 7:45 PM)
The Secret Service opens door to ridicule
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2014; 8:09 PM)
Holder’s bags are packed
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2014; 7:37 PM)
Making it plain on porn?
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2014; 8:24 PM)
Obama no longer the talk of the party
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 8:10 PM)
Here’s the story of an intruder who got even farther
(The Washington Post, September 22, 2014; 8:32 PM)
Gingrich holds ’94 election reunion, calls current GOP politics ‘pathetic’
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 7:55 PM)
Neil Bush slams Georgia’s David Perdue
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2014; 8:22 PM)
Is Eric Holder a short-timer?
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 7:24 PM)
In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2014; 8:08 PM)
Where are the women at Capitol Hill hearings?
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 10:31 PM)
Cutting back on Cabinet gatherings
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 7:02 PM)
Issa: Justice Dept. staffer made a bad call
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2014; 7:45 PM)
Cheney headed back to the Hill
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2014; 7:51 PM)
Senate women blaze a trail in Africa
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 8:40 PM)
ISIS and acronym woes
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2014; 7:12 PM)
Biden likes well-timed reunions
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2014; 7:25 PM)
In the Loop: Here’s a rich list
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 8:26 PM)
In the Loop: Navigating sanctions against Burma
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2014; 8:31 PM)
A name for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant? Loop Fans have the answers.
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 8:54 PM)
Facebook faux pas? Tweet gone sour? Hashtag #Blametheintern.
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 7:33 PM)
Al Kamen: Despite financial woes, SeaWorld still awash in political activity
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 9:03 PM)
In the Loop: Paul Ryan isn’t fond of Frank Underwood
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2014; 8:01 PM)
Will he take it on the chin for Nevada? Harry Reid will take a pass on the beard battle.
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 7:39 PM)
Birds, bees and bureaucracy: A federal workers union has a new version of The Talk
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 8:19 PM)
Want to stop enriching people whose politics you hate? There’s an app for that.
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 7:48 PM)
When it comes to being hated, Congress long ago jumped the snark
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2014; 8:17 PM)
Biden again goes off-message in talking about raising the gasoline tax
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 6:43 PM)
GOP lawmakers follow the money — to California
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2014; 7:21 PM)
For the wealthy, Republicans get to be the chosen ones
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2014; 9:49 PM)
As the Senate breaks for recess, Obama’s nominees are left twisting in the wind
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2014; 6:23 PM)
Harry Reid and his (mostly empty) threats of weekend work
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 8:24 PM)
Senate moving fast on an ambassador to Russia
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2014; 8:06 PM)
Senate clock is ticking as nominees wait on their fate
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2014; 7:24 PM)
In the Loop: Obama isn’t fond of speaking from the Oval Office
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2014; 7:55 PM)
In the Loop: Sen. Chambliss proves that lame ducks can still fly
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 8:24 PM)
Rubio, eyeing the 2016 GOP nomination, coyly dances around Clinton’s age
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 7:35 PM)
Congress can’t work in August — it’s against the law. We’re not joking.
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 8:18 PM)
What happened to all that deficit talk?
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2014; 8:18 PM)
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)