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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: Obama's 'jolt' lacking power

President-elect Barack Obama is fixated on the size and cost of the infrastructure spending package he will propose next year, believing that the bigger the price tag, the more effective it will be. Published December 25, 2008

States set to impose bevy of new taxes

Governors want to levy higher taxes next year on clothes, soft drinks, gasoline, auto licenses and other items that likely will hit low- and middle-income families struggling to make ends meet in a deepening recession the hardest. Published December 23, 2008

Obama economic plan has safety net

A big part of President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan that hasn't received as much attention as its job-creating infrastructure spending will pour billions of dollars into welfare programs for low-income people and help states balance their budgets. Published December 23, 2008

LAMBRO: GOP revival index

Signing the Republican Party's post-election death certificate is risky business, but Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg did so last month - predicting the GOP will remain in the political graveyard for many years to come. Published December 22, 2008

LAMBRO: Corruption's ebb and flow

Over the past four years ago, the Democrats blamed the Republicans for ushering in "a culture of corruption" that they charged had infected every nook and cranny of the government. Published December 18, 2008

BREITBART: Sinise: A man for all services

Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans like Gary Sinise. There is no close second. And quietly, as is in his nature, he is becoming something akin to this generation´s Bob Hope. Published December 15, 2008

LAMBRO: Keys to auto overhaul

A burst of bailouts that has led to increasing federal control and ownership of big businesses has set off alarm bells among free-market critics who fear it's putting America on a slippery slope to a government-run economy. Published December 15, 2008

GOP hits Democrats over 'scandals'

It is payback time for Republicans, who have been burying Democrats in a blizzard of attacks about a "pay-to-play" scandal that has embarrassed and distracted Barack Obama's presidential transition and tax-evasion charges against a powerful political ally in the House. Published December 14, 2008

LAMBRO: Stimulus road to nowhere?

Barack Obama's massive infrastructure spending plan to jump-start the economy isn't being criticized just by conservative critics. His chief economic adviser once called the idea one of the "less effective options" the president-elect is now promoting. Published December 11, 2008

GOP divided on backing auto aid

Conservative activists befuddled by the mounting bailouts doubt that Capitol Hill Republicans, still smarting from electoral defeats, can muster the courage to turn back the Big Three. Published December 11, 2008

BREITBART: I believe Hillary's cardboard cutout

At the exact moment Jon Favreau is receiving high praise in pre-inaugural media puff pieces, the 27-year-old chief speechwriter for President-elect Barack Obama (not Jon Favreau, the Hollywood actor/ director) finds himself in a minor mess over a photo from a recent private party showing him groping the breast of a cardboard cutout of Hillary Rodham Clinton as an unnamed pal wearing an "Obama staff" T-shirt kisses and feeds her beer. Published December 8, 2008

Critics doubt stimulus will 'jolt' economy

Top economists say that President-elect Barack Obama's plan to jump-start the economy with a big spending program to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, among other initiatives, is doomed to fail. Published December 7, 2008

LAMBRO: Cabinet cachet

President-elect Barack Obama had to sign a lot of prenuptial agreements before he was able to put together the national security team he announced this week. Published December 4, 2008

BREITBART: Six degrees of Imran Khan

On the evening of Nov. 26, the biggest names in Bollywood walked the red carpet at the Bombay premiere of "The President Is Coming," a comedy about six 20-somethings vying to win the right to shake hands with President Bush. Published December 1, 2008

LAMBRO: Obama needs to be flexible

As America fell deeper into the Great Depression after the 1932 presidential election, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted nothing to do with Herbert Hoover's economic recovery efforts. Published December 1, 2008

LAMBRO: Stimulus redux?

Most of Barack Obama's economic-stimulus plan is beginning to look like the public-works jobs programs Franklin D. Roosevelt tried 75 years ago in the Great Depression. Published November 27, 2008

BREITBART: The kids are all right

As the Republican blame game and political infighting rages with no end in sight, here's an unorthodox fast-track plan for a full-scale GOP recovery in 2010. Published November 24, 2008

GOP aims for new economic agenda

Republican leaders say they will have to reshape their economic agenda and message if they are to regain the majority in Congress, and they are getting plenty of advice about how to do just that. Published November 23, 2008