In the Loop: election

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Larry Craig on Senate business during airport sex-sting arrest?

Former senator seeks to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds he used to defend against charges.

By Al Kamen  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Larry Craig, Sen. Craig, sex-sting, Minneapolis, airport, Federal Election Commission, suit, official business, District Court, Amy Berman Jackson, arrest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Obama’s presidential vote count historic

IN THE LOOP | Not many pollsters predicted the nearly 4-point victory.

By Al Kamen  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama: popular vote, Romney, election, electoral vote, polls, Nate Silver, Real Clear Politics, David Wasserman, Cook Political Report, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012

BACKGROUND CHECK: FEC Chairman Caroline Hunter

Meet Caroline Hunter, who heads the agency tasked with overseeing all those pesky campaign-finance rules.

By Emily Heil  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caroline hunter, fec, federal election commission, background check, in the loop, al kamen, emily heil

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Romney’s bad patch doesn’t mean it’s over (Loop contest)

Recent polls and criticism of Romney’s attack on Obama as kowtowing to anti-American Muslims can be overcome. The race is open and so is the Loop Contest to pick the winner.

By Al Kamen  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, polls, election, Muslims, Reagan, Bush, John McCain, Ed Rogers, Jimmy Carter, Iranian hostages, contest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Florida’s chads or chad, hanging either way

Is chad singular or plural?

By Al Kamen  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chads, hanging chad, florida presidential election, Bryce Harper, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop, Oxford English Dictionary

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Obama campaign fires up coal industry

The 2012 campaign Web site had neglected to give include coal as part of Obama’s “All of the above” energy policy. Now it does.

By Al Kamen  |  02:19 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Obama website, Clean coal, coal industry, coal, felon, West Virgiinia, West Virginia primary, energy, fuel efficiency, campaign, Obama re-election 2012, Ben LaBolt, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012

DHS, FEMA, TSA flacks moving on

Considerable movement of late at the agencies that make you take off your shoes at airports, give you half a border fence and offer hazardous trailers for hurricane victims.

By Al Kamen  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hilary Rosen, Hillary Rosen, Greg Soule, Transportation Security Agency, TSA, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Brent Colburn, Obama re-election, Rachel Racusen, SDK Knickerbocker, Kristen Lee, Microsoft

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Mitt Romney’s candidate jeans, the delegate dance, and Jeb Bush is funny (read-this roundup)

In this morning’s Loop roundup, we learn the calculation behind Mitt Romney’s jeans, explore the race for delegates, and discover Jeb Bush’s funnybone.

By Emily Heil  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP campaign, presidential election