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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

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

Graham: Fla. primary battle left "scars"

Former Florida senator Bob Graham said Tuesday the bitter intraparty rules battle over his states early primary has left some scar tissue behind for Democrats to deal with but predicts Democrats will be unified heading into the general election. Published August 26, 2008

Left wing eclipsing moderates

There is no doubt that the liberals are now in full control of the Democratic Party and that Sen. Barack Obama is commander in chief of their bid to "take back America." Published August 26, 2008

Democrats aim to erase doubt

Democrats kick off their carefully choreographed convention Monday with one goal in mind: to convince a doubting electorate that Sen. Barack Obama is prepared to lead the country as president and commander in chief. Published August 25, 2008

Dean strategy converts skeptics

Howard Dean's critics scoffed when the new Democratic National Committee chairman launched a party-rebuilding plan in 2005 that sent paid teams of campaign organizers into every state, including states that have been in the electoral column for decades. Published August 22, 2008

Clintons star at Obama's party

Barack Obama will be the star of the Democratic National Convention, but the largest share of the prime-time spotlight at the four-day gathering will shine on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be given star treatment, too. Published August 22, 2008

LAMBRO: Polling scores

Despite all the political obstacles Republicans may face in this troubled election year, Barack Obama has some big problems of his own. Published August 21, 2008

Michigan remains tricky for Obama

Among all of the 2008 presidential battlegrounds, Democratic-leaning Michigan - with 8.5 percent unemployment and an auto-industry economy in deep recession - should be an easy slam-dunk for Sen. Barack Obama. Published August 20, 2008

BREITBART: 'Baku to the Future'

The recurring argument broadcast by the American celebrity left is that their trips abroad establish that the United States should speak softly and carry a small stick. Published August 18, 2008

McCain pulls into a tie in new polling

One week before Democrats gather to nominate Sen. Barack Obama to be president, polls show the Illinois lawmaker locked in a dead heat with Republican Sen. John McCain, who now leads among white voters overall and has gained among Republicans, evangelicals and white working-class people. Published August 18, 2008

LAMBRO: At what cost Obama?

There's a big difference between listening to one of Barack Obama's speeches, as inspiring as they may sound, and carefully reading them and weighing each passage. Published August 18, 2008

LAMBRO: Savvy foresight and insight

When President Bush first met Russian President Vladimir Putin, he looked into his eyes and said he could trust him. Published August 14, 2008

Dems shift platform to woo pro-lifers

Democrats aiming to woo pro-life voters have added new language to the party platform calling for taxpayer-funded efforts to reduce the number of abortions. Published August 13, 2008

Georgia tests candidates' diplomacy

The two senators auditioning for the role of commander in chief had a surprise dress rehearsal over the weekend with the sudden hostility in Georgia, and their starkly different initial performances give voters an insight into how the candidates would handle a middle-of-the-night crisis. Published August 12, 2008

LAMBRO: Courting union votes

When Barack Obama was seeking AFL-CIO support in the primaries, he promised to sign a bill that would effectively deprive workers of a private-ballot vote in unionization drives. Published August 11, 2008

Obama, Clinton try to downplay their rift

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday were trying to mediate the lingering estrangement between their two camps that erupted anew when the New York senator said she wanted to have her supporters heard and "respected" at the Democratic National Convention this month. Published August 8, 2008

LAMBRO: Savvy GOP maneuver

When Democratic leaders shut down Congress last week for the rest of the summer to avoid dealing with record oil and gas prices, they may have committed the biggest political blunder of the 2008 elections. Published August 7, 2008

BREITBART: Enemy of the State

Last Monday on these pages, my article "Blacklist Then and Now" coincidentally appeared the same day as an op-ed penned by screen legend Jon Voight. Published August 4, 2008