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Donald Lambro

Articles by Donald Lambro

Illustration: Underwater mortgage by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's housing horrors

President Obama flew to Las Vegas on Monday to talk with distressed homeowners and see Nevada's 13.4 percent unemployment first-hand. While he was there, he had lunch at the lavish Bellagio hotel and casino with 300 very rich people who gave him checks of $1,000 to $35,800 for his re-election campaign. Published October 25, 2011

Illustration by Mark Weber

LAMBRO: Supercommittee's insuperable timidity

In a budget nearing $4 trillion a year, it strains credulity to hear members of the deficit supercommittee say they're still no closer to finding $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade. Published October 20, 2011

Illustration: Obama losing party support

LAMBRO: Obama losing party support

President Obama was back on his bus this week, promoting yet another jobs bill in the diminishing hope that it might help him hang on to his own. Just days after the Democrat-controlled Senate failed to muster enough support just to make his bill the pending business, he was venting in North Carolina, threatening Republicans and blaming Wall Street again for America's unending recession, for which he accepts no responsibility. Published October 18, 2011

Illustration: Cain's 9-9-9 plan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Cain's '9-9-9' plan is a no-no

At a time when the American left is beating its war drums to raise taxes on "the rich," Herman Cain wants to slash their income-tax rates to 9 percent. Published October 13, 2011

A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in New York. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic. (AP Photo/Will Stevens)

LAMBRO: Dark delusions of Wall Street protesters

The angry, youth-driven, anti-capitalism protests begun in New York City a few weeks ago are the latest manifestation of President Obama's lengthening recession. Published October 4, 2011

Illustration by Paul Tong

LAMBRO: Obama spikes his base

A rattled tone of desperation has taken hold of President Obama's once-self-confident rhetoric as he struggles to rally his party's dispirited political base. Published September 27, 2011

White House press secretary Jay Carney says the GOP favors "reduced economic growth, reduced job creation" over wealthy jet owners. (Associated Press)

LAMBRO: Pied Piper of wealth redistribution

What if Barack Obama had begun his presidency by enacting a permanent tax-cut bill that further lowered income tax rates, cut the capital gains rate in half and reduced business taxes across the board? Published September 22, 2011

President Obama became the first candidate ever to opt completely out of public financing, and he largely is credited with putting the final nail in the taxpayer-funded presidential campaign option. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

LAMBRO: Obama digs up dead tax hikes

Once again, Barack Obama proposes to raise job-killing taxes on a weakening economy, one that has all but stopped growing under his 1930s-style policies. Published September 20, 2011

Illustration: White House woes

LAMBRO: Mounting White House woes

Barack Obama's troubled presidency was hit hard again this week on several fronts that shook the White House and raised fears in his party of deeper losses in Congress next year. Published September 15, 2011

Illustration by Kevin Kreneck

LAMBRO: Another White House whiff

President Obama's latest swing of the bat to get the economy growing again looked a lot like his previous attempts when he couldn't come through with a base hit. Published September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, left, Mitt Romney, second from left, Rick Perry, second from right, and Ron Paul stand together before a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LAMBRO: Congressional polls give GOP inside track

I'm always amused by the national news-media polls showing that few Americans like the job Republicans are doing in Congress, as if this is somehow a precursor to the outcome of the 2012 House and Senate elections. Published September 9, 2011

Illustration: Mr. Corpie by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Taxing time for business

When a heckler at the Iowa State Fair told Mitt Romney that raising taxes on corporations was one way to solve America's fiscal and economic problems, the former governor shot back: "Corporations are people, my friend." Published August 25, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obamacare already dying

The federal appeals court ruling that struck down the centerpiece of Obamacare has dealt a massive, possibly fatal blow to the government-imposed health care system passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress over bitter public opposition. Published August 23, 2011

Illustration: Magic bag

LAMBRO: Obama follies bus tour

Things aren't going well for President Obama these days. A U.S. appeals court struck down a key mandate in his health care law to force uninsured Americans to purchase medical coverage. The economy is tilting toward a recession amid rising unemployment. His job-approval score fell to a new low of 39 percent last week. Published August 16, 2011

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011, on the approaching debt limit deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

LAMBRO: Economy weakening week after week

The American economy, for some inexplicable reason, has been pushed to the sidelines in the fierce debate over a fiscal crisis that threatens to shut down much of the government. Published July 28, 2011

President Obama speaks to reporters about the continuing budget talks on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LAMBRO: Artful dodger Obama

President Obama's job approval score sank to nearly 40 percent this week in the midst of a budget and debt-limit crisis that threatens to further weaken our economy and America's future. Published July 21, 2011

Illustration: Deficit by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Taming the deficit monster

There have been many attempts to slay the deficit monster that lurks in the appropriations committee rooms of Congress, only to see it return to life more menacing than ever. Published July 19, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, waves to the crowd as she officially announces her intent to seek the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LAMBRO: Michele Bachmann's moment

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has singularly achieved what most of her colleagues only dream of doing but never will: Breaking out of the anonymity of 435 House members to become a national political figure in her own right and a candidate for the presidency. Published June 28, 2011

Illustration by Mark Weber

LAMBRO: Obama could sink with capsizing economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminishes President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term. Published June 23, 2011

Illustration: Obama ideas

LAMBRO: Back to the White House drawing board

President Obama broke his silence this week on the precipitous decline in job creation, saying he's not happy with the unemployment rate and, by the way, the economy's troubles began in George W. Bush's administration. Published June 9, 2011