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Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Times, the author of five books and a nationally syndicated columnist. His twice-weekly United Feature Syndicate column appears in newspapers across the country, including The Washington Times. He received the Warren Brookes Award For Excellence In Journalism in 1995 and in that same year was the host and co-writer of the nationally televised PBS documentary, "Inside The Republican Revolution," a behind-the-scenes report on the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. Before launching his syndicated newspaper column in 1980, Mr. Lambro was a reporter for United Press International, covering Congress, the federal bureaucracy and national politics. His investigative series on federal spending programs, “Watching Washington,” was twice nominated by UPI for a Pulitzer Prize. He was named the Heritage Foundation’s Distinguished Journalism Fellow in 1981 and has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University for the past seven years. He received the “Outstanding Journalist Award” from the Conservative Political Action Conference iin 1981 for his book, FAT CITY. And he was the recipient of the National Taxpayers Union award for “outstanding efforts to curtail government spending.” His investigative work as a Washington columnist was also nominated for a Pulitzer by United Feature Syndicate. Born and raised in Wellesley, Mass., and a graduate of Boston University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Mr. Lambro began his career as a reporter for the Boston Herald-Traveler, joining UPI in 1968 in Hartford, Conn., where he covered the state house. In addition to numerous television, radio and speaking appearances, he has also written for many magazines and other periodicals, including Reader’s Digest, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, the Washingtonian Magazine, National Review, Barron’s and The World Almanac.

Articles by Donald Lambro

Illustration: Death of jobs by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Casualties in the jobs war

There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why. Published May 8, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: 2014 and the end of patience

The 2014 election battle for control of the Senate will affect just about everything the upper chamber does this year and next, because it could take just a handful of upsets to put the Republicans back in charge. Published May 3, 2013

One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen in Boston on April 16, 2013, one day after bomb blasts killed three and injured more than 140 people. (Associated Press0

LAMBRO: No running away from the reality of terror

The bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first large-scale attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, was clearly another terrorist attack. So why wasn't it labeled as such by President Obama in his first public remarks from the White House after the attack had occurred? Published April 17, 2013

Nancy Ohanian

LAMBRO: Immigration climate change

The immigration reform battle in the Senate will be won or lost on the Republican side of the aisle, where the GOP is increasingly divided on the issue. Published April 3, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: GOP's 'wake-up call'

The Republican National Committee unveiled a 98-page blueprint Monday to rebuild the GOP, after months of focus groups and data analysis to find out why the party lost last year's presidential election. Sadly, what they found wasn't any great discovery. Published March 20, 2013

Illustration: Economic dunce by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Remedial economics for Democrats

President Obama and the Democrats still don't get it. They laid down their budget markers this week, seeking to impose nearly $1 trillion in new taxes on an economy that's still struggling to get back on its feet. Published March 15, 2013

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Jobless numbers hide the reality

While the Dow Jones industrial average merrily soared to new highs on Wall Street, it was a much more sobering and even depressing story on Main Street America. Published March 13, 2013

The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Organizing for the final act

If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he has been playing political games with this issue from the beginning. Published March 6, 2013

Illustration Obama 2.0 by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Gloomy days are here again

Americans are by nature an optimistic, hopeful people, but the persistently dismal economy of the Obama years has crushed that spirit to debilitating levels. Published March 1, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Leveraging taxes with sequestration

President Obama was back on the campaign trail Tuesday, preaching doom and gloom over the approaching budget cuts that will likely take place in March. Published February 27, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's duct-tape economic plan

President Obama's second-term wish list to jump-start his stalled, job-starved economy looked a lot like his warmed-over, half-baked proposals of the past. Published February 15, 2013

Illustration Obama's Jobs by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Jobs are not Job One for Obama

The jobless rate has risen to nearly 8 percent, economic growth has screeched to a halt, and there's grumbling among President Obama's most loyal voters about 14 percent black unemployment. Published February 6, 2013

The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Republicans romping down-ticket

Ever since President Obama won re-election, the news media and their pundits want us to think the Republican Party is in steep decline. Published January 30, 2013

Illustration Fiscal Cliff by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Making budget risk personal

House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the continuing battle to rein in spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years. Published January 25, 2013

Associated Press

LAMBRO: 'Obama unbound'

If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. Published January 23, 2013

The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Passing grade for 'Plan B'

The dizzying budgetary roller coaster careened closer to the "fiscal cliff" this week when House Speaker John A. Boehner tossed a new "Plan B" into negotiations with the White House. Published December 20, 2012

Kate Suba, left, Jaden Albrecht, center, and Simran Chand pay their respects at one of the makeshift memorials in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

LAMBRO: Before the next school massacre

They've begun burying the 20 children in the bucolic New England town of Newtown, Conn., this week -- beautiful, innocent kids killed by a psychotic 20-year-old gunman. Published December 18, 2012