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Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro was chief political correspondent for The Washington Times, the author of five books and is 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

Ernesto Parada, 28, a graduate student at California State University, Northridge, marches Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, through downtown Los Angeles to MacArthur Park, to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of the Obama-era immigration program being challenged by the Trump administration. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

A nation of dreamers

The U.S. Supreme Court conducted yet another review this week of President Trump's attempts to end the undocumented immigrant program aimed at letting young people known as "dreamers" stay in the United States. Published November 15, 2019

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Fact-checking the whistleblower regarding Ukraine

In his July 25 phone call to Mr. Zelensky, Mr. Trump asked the Ukrainian president to "initiate or continue an investigation" into Joe Biden," Mr. Kessler confirmed this week. Published October 17, 2019

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden visits with patrons over lunch at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio. Famous for his off-the-cuff storytelling, the former vice president regularly goes deep in the vault to pull out characters and events known only to a people of a certain age. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Age and the presidential race

President Ronald Reagan was 73 years old when he sought re-election to a second term in 1984 against a relatively youthful Sen. Walter Mondale, who was just 56. Published September 19, 2019

A computer screen shows images of Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump as a currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what Trump might say next. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The never-ending tariff wars

President Trump announced earlier this week that long-stalled trade negotiations with China are going to resume. Published August 29, 2019

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Choosing a new intelligence chief

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats is leaving his post after two-and-a-half years of in-fighting with President Trump, who still says Russia didn't interfere in the nation's 2016 election. Published August 1, 2019

U.S. asylum-seekers walk away from Mexican immigration offices after they were returned by U.S. authorities to wait in Mexico under the so-called Remain in Mexico program, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asylum-seekers still waiting to begin the process grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America.(AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

The issue of Hispanic immigration

President Trump was elected largely on the issue of Hispanic immigration that resonates with a large number of voters who tell pollsters that it's a major concern, greater than the economy. Published July 24, 2019

The British Embassy in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. British ambassador to the U.S., Kim Darroch, resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrated having a "special relationship". (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

How Trump responded to the British ambassador

Presidents, by the very nature of their job, have to put up with a lot of criticism, and Donald Trump gets more than his share of, well, downright insults. Published July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Associated Press) **FILE**

North Korea and nuclear gamesmanship

President Trump met again this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in his continuing attempts to work out a denuclearization deal, scoring a historic first and possibly higher job approval ratings here at home. Published July 4, 2019

Migrants at the border

President Trump was elected in 2016 on a promise to clamp down on illegal immigration across our southern border with Mexico. Published June 27, 2019

Third-party candidates could benefit President Trump in the 2020 presidential race says a USA Today/Suffolk University poll. (Associated Press)

Trump confronts the polls

Suddenly, the political winds of change are blowing across the country, rattling President Trump's re-election campaign, blocking parts of his agenda and scrambling his administration's team. Published June 20, 2019

Illustration on the coming effects of the budget deficit by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The persistence of wasteful federal spending

The political battles raging across the federal government seem to be consumed by trade wars, immigration and of course impeachment. Those issues will run their course in due time, but there is a much bigger problem that seems to be attracting little if any attention here at the highest levels of government. Published June 13, 2019

In this May 10, 2019, file photo China Shipping Co. containers are stacked at the Virginia International's terminal in Portsmouth, Va. Over the past month, President Donald Trump has rolled the dice on the economy. He has more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. The president is preparing to target another $300 billion, extending his import taxes to everything China ships to the United States. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

The impact of proposed Trump tariffs

President Trump's threats to impose a barrage of escalating trade tariffs on Mexican imports has triggered severe warnings from U.S. manufacturers and our nation's larger business community. Published June 6, 2019

The trouble with tariffs

President Trump's plan to win re-election next year on a booming economy and a soaring stock market ran into serious trouble this week. Published May 16, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler talks to reporters after leading his Democratic majority to vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The committee voted 24-16 to hold Barr in contempt after the Justice Department rejected House Democrats' demands for the full Mueller report and the underlying evidence. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats target Barr

House Democrats are tightening the constitutional noose on Attorney General William P. Barr, edging closer to holding him in contempt of Congress. Published May 9, 2019

Illustration on the finish of the Mueller investigation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Mueller report and obstruction of justice

When Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report, it included a key sentence about whether or not President Trump committed obstruction of justice. Published April 25, 2019

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, addresses the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Democrats line up for 2020

A caravan of Democratic presidential wannabes are lining up this spring in the belief that they can beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election for the White House. Published April 18, 2019