Colby Itkowitz

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Latest stories

The senator may be a lame duck, but he can still fly to Europe.

  • Jul 24, 2014

A technical problem is causing a major delays in processing passports and visas worldwide.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Former Senate budget wonks Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg will be working together at a major DC-based PR firm.

  • Jul 24, 2014

A new report from the Office of Congressional Ethics shows the activity of the more than five-year-old independent panel since it was created.

  • Jul 24, 2014

The senator, clearly looking toward a potential 2016 matchup, piles on the 1990s references.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Sneak preview of 2016: Sen. Marco Rubio fundraises off tying Hillary Clinton to the 1990s.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann may be leaving Congress after this year, but that doesn’t mean she’s leaving politics. Bachmann 2016?

  • Jul 23, 2014

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

  • Jul 22, 2014

HBO show featured a bloodbath at a fictional Cruz fundraiser on Sunday night. The Texas Republican was not happy.

  • Jul 22, 2014

After EPA Office of Water tweets about Kim Kardashian, Rep. John Dingell wins the Internet for having absolutely no idea who she is.

  • Jul 22, 2014

An IG report recommends the Defense Department examine further why an airbase in Afghanistan allowed waste to be burned openly creating harmful toxins.

  • Jul 22, 2014

There’s a ban on earmarks, but some senators still find ways to boast about sending money home to their states.

  • Jul 22, 2014

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

  • Jul 21, 2014

One long-shot candidate for Congress could be featured in a series about losing campaigns. FEC says that’s fine as long as he’s not compensated.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Senate has several Obama officials to testify and two confirmation hearings this week as the clock ticks down to August recess.

  • Jul 21, 2014

This batch deals with Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and more.

  • Jul 18, 2014

More members of Congress are visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to do their jobs.

  • Jul 18, 2014

U.S. sanctions on Russia includes an AK-47 manufacturer, prompting the Russians to claim concern for U.S. assault rifle owners.

  • Jul 18, 2014

McCain, Flake, Schumer and others go all OUTT on names of bills — as in Overdoing the Unrelated Title Thing.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Lawmakers love their acronyms, even when they make absolutely no sense.

  • Jul 17, 2014
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About Colby

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop. She’s formerly The Morning Call’s DC Correspondent. Before that, she was a transportation reporter at Congressional Quarterly. Colby is a proud native of Lancaster, PA - which she will tell you is much more than Amish Country - and lives in Logan Circle with her fiancé Chad. Follow Colby on Twitter @colbyitkowitz.