The Washington Post

Al Kamen

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Trump’s high school, overlooking the Hudson River, is up for sale in a bankruptcy auction.

  • Sep 16, 2015

There’s serious concern that Congress will embarrass itself during the speech next week by Pope Francis.

  • Sep 16, 2015

A busy and contentious Senate calendar could be bad news for judicial and ambassadorial wannabes.

  • Sep 9, 2015

A congressional delegation trip to the 50th state.

  • Sep 8, 2015

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 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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