Colby Itkowitz

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Latest stories

When the president speaks to the nation from the White House, he’s taken to using other backdrops.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer holding up ambassadors, but that doesn’t mean they are likely to be confirmed any quicker.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Nisha Biswal worked for the House Foreign Affairs Committee more than a decade before she returned as a witness.

  • Jul 28, 2014

The congressman who loves to talk marijuana is holding another hearing on the subject before August recess.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Congress fits in a few more hearings with government officials before heading home for five weeks.

  • Jul 28, 2014

A computer glitch in the U.S. State Department database has slowed processing worldwide.

  • Jul 26, 2014

Democratic congressman suggests House Oversight install a swimming pool to expedite Republicans’ “witchhunt.“

  • Jul 25, 2014

With August recess right around the corner, Sen. Cory Booker has a ways to go before he reaches his goal of 99 Senate selfies.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Before he leaves the Senate, Sen. Saxby Chambliss is taking one last taxpayer-funded codel to a few enviable countries.

  • Jul 25, 2014

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
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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.