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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

BREITBART: Lose global warming now

Sadly, while John McCain and Barack Obama drone on about some financial-bailout plan and a war in a very, very hot place, the No. 1 issue facing our planet is being completely ignored by the two presidential contenders. Published September 29, 2008

LAMBRO: Subprime mortgage suspects

There is no more insidious myth than the notion that the subprime-mortgage debacle began on Wall Street and that predatory capitalism was responsible for the whole blooming mess. Published September 29, 2008

Bailout plan splits free-market backers

Free-market advocates are split over the Bush administration's economic-rescue plan, between those who say let debt-ridden businesses fail and those who warn of a deep recession if government doesn't bail them out. Published September 28, 2008

LAMBRO: Bailout balance sheet

The economic rescue plan to buy up bad mortgages and other illiquid assets will push the government's debt to more than $11 trillion next year — making major new spending initiatives problematic, if not impossible. Published September 25, 2008

BREITBART: Enough is enough

With George Bush off the front pages for much of the last few months, the political pathology known as Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) took an unexpected summer hiatus. Published September 22, 2008

ANALYSIS: Bailout plan costliest rescue in U.S. history

The administration's plan to buy up bad mortgages will be the costliest rescue in U.S. history, pushing the annual budget deficit to $700B and preventing the next president from making good on campaign promises. Published September 21, 2008

Conservatives rip bailouts as affront

The Federal Reserve's unprecedented $85 billion takeover of American International Group is prompting a fierce backlash among many Republican stalwarts. Published September 18, 2008

LAMBRO: Gun control target practice

Gun control has suddenly emerged as the toxic issue of the 2008 presidential campaign, endangering Barack Obama's appeal among Democratic blue-collar and labor union households. Published September 18, 2008

Gunning for victory risky for Obama

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's hopes for carrying Montana have diminished over the past few months, and Montanans say it comes down to one word: guns. Published September 16, 2008

BREITBART: 'Bad Will Hunting'

Matt Damon is scared. Last week his e-mail runneth over with nasty Sarah Palin rumors. And before he could get his facts straight, the "Bourne" film series star and Barack Obama supporter spread false fears in a hysterical video that immediately went viral on the Internet. Published September 15, 2008

LAMBRO: Bullish on America

Nightly news coverage of the economy has been a little like reporting the strikes and outs in a baseball game, while ignoring the hits, runs and double plays. Published September 15, 2008

Obama backs off 50-state strategy against McCain

Barack Obama is pulling back from his 50-state plan as John McCain has solidified Republican support, turning November's presidential election into a contest for the same handful of states that have swung the last two contests. Published September 12, 2008

LAMBRO: Reshuffled deck

John McCain came out of his convention with a big bounce, racing ahead of Barack Obama by 10 points among likely voters, while running-mate Sarah Palin's feisty attack on their rivals has energized the GOP with an 18-point jump in enthusiasm. Published September 11, 2008

McCain, Palin take the fight out West

The West may be won this year by one of its own. The appeal of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin with ranchers, hunters and gun owners has lifted the hopes of McCain campaign officials, who say Sen. Barack Obama's plan of carrying several Western states this November have been derailed by the hockey-mom-turned-Alaska-governor. Published September 9, 2008

BREITBART: 'Say It Ain't So, O!'

If ever there were a candidate destined to shine on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Sarah Palin would be that woman. Published September 8, 2008

LAMBRO: Let the race begin

The convention speeches and party hoopla are over, the nominees have laid down their political markers, and now the race for the presidency hits full throttle. Published September 8, 2008

Democrats haunted by national security

Voters harbor deep doubts about the ability of Barack Obama and the Democrats to keep the U.S. safe from terrorism and handle other national security crises, according to a new Democratic study. Published September 8, 2008

LAMBRO: A matter of trust

Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and his partner, James Carville, say this election is Barack Obama's to lose. But voters indicate it's a tossup. Published September 1, 2008

Obama steps up GOP assault

Barack Obama's soaring oratory gave his candidacy the liftoff that propelled him to the Democratic nomination, but Thursday night he hammered on the issue he thinks will win him the presidency. Published August 29, 2008

Battleground states seen tight, winnable

On the eve of Sen. Barack Obama's historic acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination, senior party strategists said the race in the battleground states remains frustratingly tight but winnable. Published August 28, 2008