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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 on Republican tax legislation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The anticipated tax legislation

Benjamin Franklin, who famously said that nothing in this world can be certain "except death and taxes," would love the Republican tax cut bill that's headed for a vote in the Senate this week. Published November 30, 2017

Illustration on the changing political demographic of the state of Virginia by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The slugfest in the Old Dominion

Virginia Republicans were licking their wounds this week after a humiliating election beating from the Democrats who swept every statewide elective office on the ballot. Published November 9, 2017

Campaign wrongdoing in the spotlight

The criminal indictments charging three former Trump campaign officials with wrongdoing is just the first round of what is shaping up to be an explosive investigation into widespread Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Published November 2, 2017

Illustration of Donald Trump by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Washington's continuing slow boil

This was another week when America went about business as usual, while here in the nation's capital political leaders were fighting a not-so-civil war. Published October 26, 2017

Illustration on trump and tax cuts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Following Reagan's tax cut footprints

President Trump and Republican lawmakers have plenty of legislative disagreements, but there is one issue that entirely unites them: tax cuts. Published October 19, 2017

Illustration on trump's destructive attitude toward Republicans by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

President Trump's stalled agenda

This has been a rough week or two for President Trump. Most job approval polls are plunging, his secretary of State called him a "moron," and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman says his behavior could put the U.S. "on the path to World War III." Published October 12, 2017

Investigators load a body from the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Las Vegas massacre

The investigation into the Las Vegas mass murderer who killed at least 58 people and wounded nearly 500 in a hail of gunfire is still searching for a motive in the massacre. Published October 5, 2017

Illustration on Russia's attacks on Ukraine by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Taking Putin seriously

President Trump mentioned the word sovereignty 21 times in his address to the United Nations Tuesday, but said little about Russia's efforts to seize parts of Ukraine, piece by piece, and threaten other neighboring states. Published September 21, 2017

'A day of rage, hate, violence and death'

The white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan armies that took to the streets last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, have declared war on America. Published August 17, 2017

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump greets workers during a visit to the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis. More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday, July 20, 2017, from the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The benefit of putting health care aside

"It ain't over till it's over," Yogi Berra said in his famous aphorism about losing. And that may eventually apply to the Republicans' failed attempt to "repeal and replace" President Obama's Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Published July 20, 2017

Illustration of Donald Trump, Jr. by Chris Ware/MCT Faces

The collusion accusations continue

The sticky web of denial and deception surrounding the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials and their go-betweens grew larger this week. Published July 13, 2017

Illustration on Trump administration difficulties by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

The Comey memo

When the news broke this week that President Trump had passed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister at a White House meeting, administration officials said the story was "false." Published May 18, 2017

Illustration on the Trump firing by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Flames from the Comey firing

Sir Walter Scott's epic admonition, "Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive," perfectly describes the furor over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Published May 11, 2017

Illustration on the tax burden by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

A subpar economy looms

The U.S. economy plummeted to its weakest quarterly growth rate in two years in yet another bleak reminder of former President Obama's failed fiscal policies. Published May 4, 2017

Illustration on Trump's "position changes" since election to office by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Donald Trump's conflicting messages

One hundred plus days into his topsy-turvy presidency, Donald Trump and his administration are sending conflicting messages about the agenda he ran on in his 2016 campaign. Published April 27, 2017

Illustration on Trump's difficulty with republicans and governing by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Trump's problems here and abroad

President Trump's problems, at home and abroad, have been mushrooming in recent weeks faster than he can say "make America great again." Published April 6, 2017

President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The president's plunging polls

President Trump's job approval polls are plunging to historic lows as voters realize that he may not be able to keep some of his top campaign promises. Published March 30, 2017

The spending mess that Obama left behind

President Trump dug deeply into the federal budget this week and proposed abolishing and or cutting a lot of wasteful, needless agencies and programs. Published March 23, 2017