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Donald Lambro

Articles by Donald Lambro

Illustration Budget Blueprint by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Short-term budget bedevils second-term Obama

The federal budget deficit will be nearly $1 trillion this year, our national debt is headed toward $17 trillion, Congress' approval polls are a dismal 13 percent, and our lawmakers are on a two-week spring break. Published March 27, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Fleeing the Holy Land for troubles

President Obama's job-approval polls have dropped to 48 percent, and the Federal Reserve says the jobless rate will remain high for the next two years, so it was time for a road trip. Published March 22, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obamacare will hurt young people most

Brace yourselves for higher medical insurance costs that will hit young and old alike as a result of President Obama's nationalized health care mandates. Published February 20, 2013

William Brown

LAMBRO: Bystander-in-chief wedded to failure

The Congressional Budget Office sent us a gloomy report this week about the government's debt and the ailing economy. It's worse than the Obama administration has led us to believe. Published February 8, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Economy progresses downward

When millions of voters went to the polls in November to narrowly re-elect Barack Obama, the economy was rapidly shrinking toward recessionary levels. Published February 1, 2013

Donna Grethen

LAMBRO: Persistent plague of Washington waste

Archaic, bloated, duplicative, wasteful, inefficient government is like the weather. People complain about it, but no one has figured out how to change it. Published January 18, 2013

Illustration: Obama budget by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Mount Obama

President Obama thinks the debate over raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling isn't the place or the time to be discussing runaway spending. Published January 16, 2013

President Obama (right) and his chief of staff, Jack Lew, confer. Mr. Lew, who previously served as the president's Office of Management and Budget chief, is said to be under consideration for Treasury secretary. (Associated Press)

LAMBRO: Another lost year for America's workers

President Obama's decision to name Jack Lew, his chief of staff and former budget director, to be his Treasury secretary sent a depressing signal that the economy and jobs won't be his highest priority in a second term. Published January 11, 2013

Illustration Obama's Clean Energy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's dirty clean-energy deals

Have you seen the latest development in President Obama's waste-ridden, clean-energy program that's now under federal investigation at the U.S. Treasury Department? Published December 26, 2012

Illustration Devil Money by John Camejo for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's war on wealth

Abig issue is missing in the debate over the "fiscal cliff": how to get the Obama economy growing again, fueling capital investment, jobs and higher incomes. Published November 27, 2012

John Boehner/ Associated Press

LAMBRO: Opening the door to a fiscal deal

Before the election ballots were fully counted last week, equity markets were sending President Obama a blunt vote of no confidence. Published November 13, 2012

Illustration Obama's Depression by John Camejo for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's victory lacks mandate

President Obama proved he could win re-election without a second-term agenda merely by demonizing his opponent and appealing to the voters' fears instead of our hopes, dreams and aspirations. Published November 8, 2012

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

LAMBRO: Obama's repackaged rehash

The latest sign President Obama fears he's headed for defeat came this week when he said he would seek a "grand bargain" with Republicans to reduce the $16 trillion debt. Published October 25, 2012

Illustration Obama and Romney in the Ring by John Camejo for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's last rhetorical swing

The third and final presidential debate Monday raised deeply troubling questions about President Obama's handling of foreign policy during the past four years. Published October 23, 2012

Illustration by M. Ryder

LAMBRO: Obama, America's first hopeless candidate

Would you vote for a president seeking re-election with annual economic growth stalled at a feeble 1.3 percent, unemployment and underemployment at 14.7 percent and no plan to get America moving again? Published October 16, 2012

Illustration Over the Cliff by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Over the cliff with Obama

No other issue is paralyzing the U.S. economy more than the unsettled question of where taxes are headed in the years to come. Published October 11, 2012

** FILE ** Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama speak during the first presidential debate, at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Goldman/Eric Gay)

LAMBRO: Romney takes Obama to school

Finally, for the first time in this election year, Barack Obama couldn't hide from the economy and the recession his policies have painfully prolonged. Published October 4, 2012