Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Back when the Clintons and Trump got along: a federal judgeship for Trump’s sister.

  • Jul 30, 2015

The press may sometimes over-analyze the nation’s voting blocs, but . . .

  • Jul 29, 2015

The Senate often is all set to vote on a nomination — unless one member decides to take the nominee hostage.

  • Jul 29, 2015

Congress may not renew the charter of the Ex-Im bank, but it’s not closing down for a long time.

  • Jul 28, 2015

Sometimes odd places can show up in early transcriptions of State Department briefings.

  • Jul 27, 2015

Can the outgoing ambassador to Finland maintain a low profile in the country?

  • Jul 22, 2015

The debate over the Boy Scouts’ move to lift the ban on gay troop leaders puts Scout president Bob Gates in the spotlight.

  • Jul 21, 2015

If he wins, Scott Walker would be succeeding President Obama as “president” of the BSA

  • Jul 16, 2015

A publisher is using one of the missives to promote a book about ISIS.

  • Jul 16, 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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