Latest from Al Kamen

Al Kamen says a fond farewell to In The Loop

After some 2,700 columns, this is my last.
  • Oct 8, 2015

Trump’s high school is bankrupt, up for auction

Trump's high school, overlooking the Hudson River, is up for sale in a bankruptcy auction.
  • Sep 16, 2015

Can Congress behave itself when the pope visits?

There's serious concern that Congress will embarrass itself during the speech next week by Pope Francis.
  • Sep 16, 2015

Senate confirms one judge — don’t expect the pace to pick up soon

A busy and contentious Senate calendar could be bad news for judicial and ambassadorial wannabes.
  • Sep 9, 2015

Lawmakers spend last week of recess ‘fact-finding’ in Hawaii

A congressional delegation trip to the 50th state.
  • Sep 8, 2015

Israelis tell 22 House Democrats on visit there just how bad they think Iran nukes deal is.

Freshman House Democrats talk Iran nukes during week-long tour of Israel. GOP members there this week.
  • Aug 12, 2015

Former Rep. Dan Burton: Working the press in Cleveland for John Kasich

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 made at least one promise during the debate he might have some trouble keeping

Ted Cruz said he'd have his Justice Department investigate Planned Parenthood. That's not typically the president's place.
  • Aug 11, 2015

Big-time gambling — sort of — comes to Washington

Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo is hosting a "Casino Night" fundraiser next month, but it's "play money only."
  • Aug 10, 2015

Top Iran nuclear negotiator’s next stop

Wendy Sherman was a top State Department official in the Clinton administration and is close to former senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Aug 6, 2015