Al Kamen
In the Loop
Al Kamen | Columnist
Harry Reid and his (mostly empty) threats of weekend work
The majority leader likes to threaten his fellow senators with weekend duty.
 
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)
 
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)