Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

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Billionaires’ big bucks for super PACs won’t freeze lesser campaign bundlers out of great jobs.

  • Mar 27, 2015

President Obama’s nominee for attorney general will set the mark for waiting after Senate’s spring break.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Did Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) know everything he had in common with Lincoln?

  • Mar 26, 2015

Coming up with catchy titles for legislation is something congressional staffers love to do.

  • Mar 26, 2015

And now, the winners in the In the Loop contest to pick the first major presidential candidate to officially announce.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Gerald Casale of the 1980s new-wave band would like Steve Scalise to stop using his song to raise money.

  • Mar 25, 2015

The Treasury Department has lifted its ban on business with dozens of non-existent Cuban companies and people.

  • Mar 25, 2015

An open letter from scientists calls on curators of natural history to reject money from the Koch brothers.

  • Mar 24, 2015

Former top diplomats sent an open letter to President Obama to delay a planned drawdown of troops from Afghanistan. Obama agreed to Afghan leaders’ request for more time.

  • Mar 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton jokes at a media event, rhapsodizes about when reporters focused on substance.

  • Mar 24, 2015
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About
Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993. He began his reporting career at the Rocky Mountain News and joined The Post in 1980. He has covered local and federal courts, the Supreme Court and the State Department. Kamen assisted Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in writing “The Final Days” and Woodward and Scott Armstrong in writing “The Brethren.” Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio and Harvard College.
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