Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Freshman House Democrats talk Iran nukes during week-long tour of Israel. GOP members there this week.

  • Aug 12, 2015

Former Rep. Dan Burton, who made the House Oversight committee a feared investigative body, was in the press center before the GOP debate in Cleveland.

  • Aug 12, 2015

Ted Cruz said he’d have his Justice Department investigate Planned Parenthood. That’s not typically the president’s place.

  • Aug 11, 2015

Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo is hosting a “Casino Night” fundraiser next month, but it’s “play money only.“

  • Aug 10, 2015

Wendy Sherman was a top State Department official in the Clinton administration and is close to former senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Aug 6, 2015

The Senate has only confirmed five of Obama’s judicial nominees this year, and don’t look for the pace to speed up.

  • Aug 6, 2015

You can attend political fundraisers at some of the most beautiful spots in the country this summer.

  • Aug 6, 2015

State warns, “Some elements in Iran remain hostile to the United States.“

  • Aug 5, 2015

Kerry’s on the road again, on pace to set a new travel record for a secretary of state.

  • Aug 4, 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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