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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

LAMBRO: Tracking the fallout

Little by little, as the U.S. economy falls deeper into the recession, President Obama and his top White House staff are beginning to make political mistakes. Published March 9, 2009

Obama faulted as indifferent on stocks

Some Wall Street economists think President Obama could have voiced some sympathy about the plight of frightened shareholders when he compared the stock market's plunge to an election tracking poll that "bobs up and down, day to day." Published March 8, 2009

LAMBRO: Budgeting against growth

President Obama's big spending 2010 budget is filled with tax provisions that will stunt economic growth, job creation and new business formation. Published March 5, 2009

LAMBRO: Earmark repository

Nine thousand pork barrel earmarks were buried in the $410 billion omnibus budget that passed the House last week - giving bureaucrats 9 percent more money to spend in the remainder of this fiscal year. Published March 2, 2009

LAMBRO: Obama's budget to raise small-business taxes

President Obama's proposed budget reopens political battles on two key fronts - higher income Americans and small businesses who will be hit hard by higher taxes, and the health care industry that will see deep cuts in government medical payments. Published February 27, 2009

Republicans find the road back to conservatism

Conservative Republicans are getting back to basics this year after eight years of big-spending government that tarnished their brand name, eroded their base and toppled their party from majority rule in Congress. Published February 27, 2009

LAMBRO: Fragile stimulus pulse

The old saying that money isn't everything seems to epitomize President Obama's inept attempts to jump-start the economy by throwing two to three trillion dollars at it. Nothing appears to be working. Published February 26, 2009

ANALYSIS: Obama initiatives create 'uncertainty'

President Obama's financial-recovery initiatives are getting bad reviews from the constituencies that matter most in his attempts to pull the nation's sputtering economy out of its nose dive - consumers and the stock markets. Published February 26, 2009

LAMBRO: Tamed deficit tigers

The House's Blue Dog Democrats like to pretend they are the deficit tigers of Congress, determined to stop runaway spending and stamp out waste, fraud and abuse. Published February 23, 2009

'Dire crisis' spurs Maine's Collins

Sen. Susan Collins, whose support for a scaled-back stimulus bill broke a Republican filibuster and handed President Obama and the Democrats a political victory, isn't the most popular person in her chamber's GOP caucus right now. Published February 22, 2009

Pressure builds on Burris to resign

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democratic officials called on Sen. Roland Burris to resign from the Senate, which is investigating him for perjury. The White House wants hi actions leading up to his appointment explained. Published February 21, 2009

LAMBRO: Political buy-products

Just as the Democrats were getting ready to pass the $800 billion stimulus plan, President Obama gave the green light to water down the bill's "buy American" trade provisions. Published February 19, 2009

LAMBRO: Don't kill job creation

There are two fundamentally entrenched sides in the debate over the best way to get the American economy growing again. Published February 16, 2009

Bill's tax cuts underwhelm analysts

When the Tax Policy Center graded 17 key tax-cut provisions in President Obama's economic-stimulus bill last week, 10 received a C or D grade and none merited an A. Published February 15, 2009

Moderate GOP senators gain upper hand

The role of three Senate Republicans who helped dictate the scaled-down size of the economic stimulus package has rankled some Democratic strategists and policy advisers who are forecasting more trouble ahead. Published February 13, 2009

LAMBRO: Unconnected dots

President Obama seems unwilling to acknowledge that reasonable and principled people oppose his stimulus bill because they believe another approach will yield significantly better results. Published February 12, 2009

BREITBART: The con artists have taken over the asylum

Can we all agree that the "hope, "change" and "transparency" part of the Barack Obama media carnival is officially over, and it's finally time that we start holding our new president accountable? Published February 9, 2009

'Pent-up fury' at nominee tax woes

The number of smart, well-paid people President Obama has nominated to high government positions who have run into trouble over nonpayment of taxes mystifies tax-policy experts and infuriates taxpayers. Published February 8, 2009