Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


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

There may be Senate movement this week on confirming Obama ambassador nominees.

  • May 18, 2015

Those automatic government e-mail classification stamps -- “Sensitive,” “Privileged” -- can be overused

  • May 15, 2015

A Loop Contest to help the GOP get a bigger debate stage or a smaller number of presidential primary candidates.

  • May 14, 2015

The Senate voted 84-12 Wednesday afternoon to confirm longtime Georgia federal prosecutor Sally Quillian Yates.

  • May 13, 2015

There must be some way to get all the GOP presidential candidates onto one stage for the debates.

  • May 13, 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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