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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 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

Illustration: Hollow recovery by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

LAMBRO: Recovery mirage

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Obama economy is in a single sentence about the Federal Reserve Board's latest attempts this week to deal with unacceptably high unemployment. Published December 13, 2012

Warren Buffett (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

LAMBRO: Obama fat cats slink from tax hikes

Did you see the story about Costco borrowing $3.5 billion to pay a special $7 a share dividend to its stockholders before year's end to avoid being hit by President Obama's higher capital gains tax? Published December 11, 2012

Illustration Obama the Intimidator by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama would inflict pain with no gain

President Obama often boils down the issues around his plan to raise income taxes by saying it's all about the "math," a subject he doesn't seem to know much about. Published December 6, 2012

Alastair Sim's 1951 portrayal of "Scrooge" is the definitive one.

LAMBRO: White House Scrooge

President Obama would have failed Negotiations 101. If there was such a course, the first rule would be "do not insult the people you're dealing with." Published December 4, 2012

"The 'Fiscal Cliff'" (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

LAMBRO: Obama's 'Age of Uncertainty'

It is clear by now that President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are not going to work out a full-blown deal on taxes, spending and entitlements by the end of this month. Published November 29, 2012

Illustration: GOP maze by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Silver lining to GOP's gloomy performance

Although Barack Obama won a second term and Democrats gained some seats in Congress, the Republicans remain a considerable force to be reckoned with in the 2013-14 election cycle and beyond. Published November 22, 2012

Illustration Obama's Parallel Economic Universe by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's parallel economic universe

If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. Published November 15, 2012

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

LAMBRO: Hiding the real jobs peril

We heard some real whoppers in this year's campaign, but the biggest of them all was President Obama's wildly exaggerated jobs claim. Published November 6, 2012

Illustration Obamatax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: More Obama means higher taxes

If you boil down President Obama's fatally foolish scheme to fix the economic mess he's put us in, it comes down to raising taxes on everybody. Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Democrats and Women by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's miscalculation on female vote

The Obama campaign made a coldly calculated decision early this year to go after the women's vote by attacking Mitt Romney on his right-to-life position. Published October 18, 2012

Illustration: Obama The Wonk

LAMBRO: Obama, the face of failure

Finally, a pollster asked voters the one question that matters in this presidential election: Does Barack Obama know how to fix the economy? Published October 9, 2012