Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


As Eric Holder completes his goal of visiting every U.S. attorney in the country, is he preparing to go?

  • Sep 16, 2014

It was originally scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Sep 15, 2014

The fight over the health-care law just isn’t what it used to be.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Obama nominee for Justice Department civil rights division was blocked because of his work on appeal for Philadelphia police killer.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Time is running out for some 150 Obama nominees waiting for Senate confirmation this year.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Maybe before they extend the airstrikes too far, the White House might want to double check the maps.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta often brought his golden retriever, Bravo, to work with him. But a GSA regulation says that’s a no-no.

  • Sep 12, 2014

An analysis shows — surprise! — that men outpace women as witnesses.

  • Sep 11, 2014

There will be less actual talk but more “productive engagement,” whatever that is.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Morning conference calls between the White House and agency chiefs of staff, a long-standing tradition, will be no more.

  • Sep 10, 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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