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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

LAMBRO: Priming the White House publicity pump

Anyone watching the network nightly news reports this week heard a very sani -tized review on the one-year anniver -sary of President Obama's $800 billion economic stimulus experiment. Published February 19, 2010

LAMBRO: Bye bye, Bayh

Another political bombshell shook Democrats Monday when Indi -ana Sen. Evan Bayh chose not to seek re-election in the face of a rising Republican wave that threatens his party's control of the Senate. Published February 16, 2010

LAMBRO: Bad news for Obama

President Obama certainly can identify politically with what has been happening lately in the nation's capital: Both have been hit hard by a blizzard of unwanted storms. Published February 12, 2010

LAMBRO: Grandstanding, not deal-making

Whenever President Obama's policy ideas run into trouble, he calls for a summit to seek a solution to his problems. It's his all-purpose 11th-hour fallback gimmick to show he is suddenly open to new ideas after the old ones failed or were blocked in Congress. Published February 10, 2010

LAMBRO: Bayh a tough sell in Indiana

If you want more evidence of how deep Democratic losses may be in the fall midterm elections, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh's suddenly shaky bid for a third term is Exhibit A. Published February 7, 2010

LAMBRO: Deficit deception

This is the year of the angry voter and one of the things they're angriest about is that the government's spending our money faster than we can make it, piling up mountains of debt that threaten to drive the U.S. economy into another financial crisis. Published February 3, 2010

LAMBRO: Agenda coma vexes Obama

The political health of President Obama and his party can be summed up in one sentence: His legislative agenda is in shreds, his economic policies have failed, and Democratic prospects in the midterm elections are bleak at best. Published January 27, 2010

LAMBRO: Cacophony of concern

Days after Republican Scott Brown's decisive win in Massachusetts, President Obama and the Democrats are still having a hard time getting a grip on reality about his unpopular health care bill. Published January 25, 2010

LAMBRO: Bank-bashing bites Obama

Once again, there was President Obama last week, accusing the big banks of selfishness and greed as his advisers were dishing out fictitious jobs numbers in a desperate attempt to distract our attention from his failed economic policies. Published January 22, 2010

LAMBRO: RNC flap 'much ado about nothing'

If the latest family spat within the Republican National Committee about Chairman Michael S. Steele is ever turned into a play, it should be titled, "Much Ado About Nothing." Published January 15, 2010

LAMBRO: Public isn't buying it

When Democrats muscled their health care reform bill through the Senate last month with no votes to spare, it was considered the last major hurdle for the centerpiece of President Obama's legislative agenda. Published January 14, 2010

LAMBRO: Right swerve ahead?

Senate Democrats were stunned by the two back-to-back retirements in their ranks last week that foreshadow more election losses to come, perhaps as many as four to five more. Published January 11, 2010

War, Obama-style

Renewed terrorist penetration of homeland security and U.S. intelligence and military bases has thrown President Obama on the defensive - raising deeply disturbing questions about his policies to keep America safe. Published January 7, 2010

Turn to the private sector

We enter another new year, a time of fresh beginnings and maybe even a bit of optimism that we may dare to hope things will get better for our country, our families and ourselves. Published January 4, 2010

Dems brace for voter backlash on health

Democratic leaders are girding for a political war over the health care overhaul heading in to this year's midterm elections, preparing strategies and raising funds to fend off attacks by Republicans eager to capitalize on voter discontent. Published January 1, 2010

Congressional openings

A number of House Democrats have announced they are retiring, and party officials say more could follow in a tough midterm election year of high unemployment, a slow economic recovery and a very angry electorate. Published December 31, 2009

No pastels in Florida

Conservative challenger Marco Rubio has surged into a dead heat in his Florida Senate campaign against establishment-backed Charlie Crist in a primary battle that is the first major test of the growing power of the "tea party" movement. Published December 28, 2009

In a hole and digging deeper

President Obama still insists we can "spend our way out of this recession" to create jobs, and Democrats are pushing another spending stimulus in a vain attempt to do just that. Published December 24, 2009

GOP seeking House gains in 2010

Democratic retirements are fueling a Republican resurgence, but that still may not be enough for Congress to change hands next year. The recent decision by four veteran House Democrats to call it quits is raising questions about whether more will soon follow as the 2010 political climate grows more threatening in the midterm congressional elections, a year when government and business forecasters are predicting high unemployment and a slow economic recovery. Published December 22, 2009

Profligate road to perdition

The fat-filled $1.1 trillion appropriations bill Democrats sent President Obama last week is the latest action in a spending spree that is fast becoming the pivotal political issue of the midterm elections. Published December 21, 2009