Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Some agencies will comply with the Freedom of Information Act, others. . .well. . . not so much

  • May 29, 2015

The British Embassy in Washington is looking to improve its “defence” image.

  • May 28, 2015

Possible presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) hit the road to Israel and Afghanistan this week

  • May 28, 2015

The Organization of American States is meeting in Washington June 15 but there’s no U.S. ambassador to it.

  • May 27, 2015

Before heading out on vacation last Saturday, the Senate chipped away at its ambassadorial confirmation backlog.

  • May 26, 2015

The Senate, long gridlocked over judicial nominations, managed to confirm two GOP-supported trial judges

  • May 21, 2015

Fox News may have come up with a way to reduce the GOP presidential candidate debate field, but Loop fans came up with far better ideas.

  • May 21, 2015

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich joins international law firm as an adviser on public policy.

  • May 20, 2015

The Senate’s moving slowly in filling judicial vacancies.

  • May 19, 2015

The fears of the merely wealthy, eager to earn postings at U.S. embassies, may be unfounded.

  • Mar 30, 2015
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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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