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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 stimulus plan won't save economy

The U.S. economy is shrinking, unemployment is the highest since 1994, manufacturing is at its lowest point in 26 years - and Barack Obama is pushing a stimulus bill to rebuild bridges and roads. Published November 13, 2008

BREITBART: Obama voters conciliatory

A week after the Obama victory celebration in Grant Park, some exultant liberal victors are seeking to make Thanksgiving 2008 a joyful all-inclusive family experience for the first time since President Bush took office nearly eight years ago. Published November 10, 2008

LAMBRO: Warning to Democrats

Within hours of Barack Obama's historic election last week, a chorus of media analysts were predicting that the Democrats had at last built a permanent majority that would keep them in power for many elections to come. Published November 10, 2008

Era of Democratic rule not a given with Obama victory

Barack Obama is heading to the White House and his party has tightened its grip on Congress, but election and public policy analysts say this doesn't necessarily mean a prolonged era of Democratic rule. Published November 7, 2008

Economy turns voters left, but may delay agenda

America took a sharp left turn Tuesday with the election of Barack Obama and a more liberal Congress, voting for a change in the economy's direction, U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq and a nationwide system for affordable health care. Published November 5, 2008

BREITBART: An Election Day Note: Thanks, President Bush

I have a dark secret to tell before the election so that it's on the record. It's something that is difficult to say to certain friends, peers, family and, lately, many fellow conservatives. Published November 3, 2008

Obama camp changes tax-cut beneficiaries

Barack Obama's middle-class rescue plan is turning into the incredible shrinking tax cut because its original beneficiaries have been reduced in the past few months from taxpayers making less than $250,000 to those earning much less. Published November 2, 2008

McCain targets Obama's plans to cut spending

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is taking aim at his rival party's plans to cut military spending, which Sen. Barack Obama details in a 2007 video making its way around the Web. Published October 31, 2008

LAMBRO: The test this time

Joe Biden uttered a rare bit of campaign candor the other day when he told us what we should expect in the first six months of Barack Obama's presidency: an international crisis. Published October 30, 2008

LAMBRO: Bank on U.S. bouncing back

The bad news is that the economy probably contracted in the third quarter and will likely shrink further in the fourth, plunging the country into a sharp recession. Published October 27, 2008

BREITBART: 'Obama: The Feel-Good Blockbuster of the Election Season!'

If on the evening of Nov. 4, joyous news anchors finally get to declare Sen. Barack Obama the president-elect of the United States, Michael Barone's county-by-county postmortem will matter less in assessing the GOP's grand old problems than the analysis provided by Ad Age and Daily Variety. Published October 27, 2008

New president must be 'nimble' on economy fixes

The biggest challenge facing the next president will be figuring out how to lead a debt-plagued economy out of its recession, create millions of new jobs and restore America's shattered confidence in its financial institutions. Published October 25, 2008

LAMBRO: A shearing, not a sharing

Barack Obama, who became rich with his best-selling books, seems to have a problem with wealth creation. It isn't in his lexicon, it isn't on his agenda, and it isn't in his campaign message. Published October 23, 2008

McCain, Obama remain sketchy on deficit

As much as the war on terror and the economy, the ballooning federal deficit is a certainty the next president will have to face, and plenty of public-interest groups are eager to help the evasive candidates apply the scalpel or hatchet where need be. Published October 21, 2008

BREITBART: Plumber Joe vs. Brawler Josh

With just over two weeks to go before the election, Oliver Stone and distributor Lion's Gate Films successfully detonated "W." in more than 2,000 U.S. theaters with the intent to exact electoral damage on John McCain and the Republican Party. Published October 20, 2008

LAMBRO: Democrat deluge in Hill forecast

Democratic majorities in Congress will become a lot bigger in January, as Americans are expected to vote based on their economic fears and frustrations on Nov. 4. Published October 20, 2008

Voter ire threatens GOP seats

A fast-growing anti-Republican wave threatens to significantly shrink the party's ranks in Congress, as Democratic challengers make headway against once safe incumbents including the Senate's minority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Published October 16, 2008

LAMBRO: Tax-relief fiction

Barack Obama has a disturbing habit of saying things that are not true, such as no one who makes less than $250,000 will pay higher taxes under his tax plans. Published October 16, 2008