Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

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Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

  • Nov 25, 2014

The deadly Rodney King riots in Los Angeles came after a verdict announced in early afternoon. We were there.

  • Nov 25, 2014

A seasonal reminder that House rules now allow members to send out certain holiday greetings.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Obama did acknowledge the goal of numerous U.S. soccer fans, but the netminder is kind of busy.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Republicans bitterly opposed Hagel’s confirmation in 2013 but now object to his removal.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Immigrants from many nations have a vested interest in the president’s executive order.

  • Nov 20, 2014

The Senate takes off for Thanksgiving after confirming a goodly number of ambassadors and judges.

  • Nov 20, 2014

  • Nov 20, 2014

The CIA holiday party, once the ultimate invite, fell on hard times in lean budget years, but now. . .

  • Nov 20, 2014

Republicans are trying to figure out how best to wield their new power — with velvet gloves or a hammer.

  • Nov 19, 2014
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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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