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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

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LAMBRO: Obama's Orwellian economy

How is it possible that Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney on who can better handle the economy when it has been in decline all year? Published September 25, 2012

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LAMBRO: Obama's work slowdown

Sometime during the past month or so, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign lost its laserlike focus on the bleak, job-starved Obama economy. Published September 18, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

LAMBRO: There are only two ways to cut budget deficits

The core of President Obama's campaign is built upon the fallacious idea that Mitt Romney's plan to get the economy growing again will take us back to the policies that caused the Great Recession. Published September 13, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Misleading by example

There was a huge, gaping hole in former President Bill Clinton's defensive speech Wednesday night on behalf of Barack Obama's bid for a second term. Published September 6, 2012

Illustration: Failing grades by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Convention fever starts with F

The weakening, job-starved Obama economy looms over the Democratic National Convention this week, casting a pall of gloom over a party paralyzed by its far-left ideology. Published September 4, 2012

Illustration Obama Money by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's guilty silence

The most salient characteristic of the Obama administration's abject failure to put the American economy back to work has been its deafening silence on the issue in his campaign. Published August 30, 2012

Illustration: Obama's economy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama economy even worse than anticipated

The Obama economy is weaker than previously forecast and darker days lie ahead. If you think the feeble economy under this administration is bad, wait until next year when the Congressional Budget Office says it could fall into another deep recession if there's no year-end deal to forestall nearly half-a-trillion dollars in income tax hikes and spending cuts. Published August 23, 2012

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LAMBRO: For Americans, 'tax' is no word game

The White House attack line this week against Mitt Romney is that he is now calling the punishing fine in the health care mandate a tax, a few days after he said it was a penalty. While this is hardly one of the burning issues in the 2012 presidential election, President Obama's campaign strategists and his friends in the network news media saw it as a chance to raise doubts about Mr. Romney's consistency on the issues. Published July 5, 2012

Illustration Obamatax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Surprise cost of Obamacare

Several issues are being distorted in the wake of the Supreme Court's contradictory, backdoor ruling that up-held President Obama's health care law on a disputed word definition. Published July 4, 2012

Illustration Carter vs. Reagan by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's fate turns on 'better off' query

Are you better off than you were four years ago? That is the politically pivotal question that will ultimately determine the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. This, of course, was the question former Gov. Ronald Reagan posed in his 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter. Published June 21, 2012

Illustration: Debt cliff by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama refuses to alter spendthrift course

Barack Obama simply refuses to take responsibility for a weak, jobless economy that's persisted longer than it should have because of his impotent policies over the past three-plus years. Published June 14, 2012

Illustration: Down economy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's economic myopia

The government says the economy is weakening yet again and unemployment claims are rising, but President Obama is going about business as usual. Published May 31, 2012

Federal prisoner Keith R. Judd is pictured at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas, in March 2008. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, courtesy of Keith R. Judd)

LAMBRO: Bad news for Obama in the mountains

President Obama isn't doing so well in some of his party primaries where a surprisingly large number of Democrats are giving him the thumbs down. Published May 24, 2012

In this Nov. 4, 2010, photo, a sign turning away potential job-seekers is seen outside of a construction site in New Orleans. Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, refused to budge. It remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the third straight month. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LAMBRO: Obama's useless 'to-do' list

President Obama sent a warmed-over five-point "to-do" list to Congress this week that he said will create jobs and spur growth. There was nothing new in any of the points. He's offered these ideas before, but Congress rejected all of them. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration: Obama's economy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's double-whammy economy

It should be clear by now that President Obama is running against the U.S. economy, and as of last week, the economy was beating him. Published May 8, 2012

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LAMBRO: What Obama won't say as he campaigns

President Obama officially has begun his 2012 campaign, telling special-interest groups what the government will do for them if he is elected to a second term. Published April 24, 2012

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LAMBRO: Running on the low road

It should be clear by now that Barack Obama will not be running for a second term based on his record over the past four years. After presiding over the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression, with a wreckage of still-high unemployment, reduced incomes, increased poverty and continuing home foreclosures in his wake, Mr. Obama's re-election campaign won't be running "morning in America" ads this year. Published April 19, 2012

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LAMBRO: Restless Republicans turn to Romney

Remember all the pundits who warned that the poisonous Republican presidential primary battles threatened to divide the GOP and seriously weaken their nominee? Published April 17, 2012