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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

Obama supports union organizing

Legislation that would make it more difficult for workers to hold a private ballot vote in unionization drives, which critics say would lead to harassment and intimidation, has spurred a pitched battle between powerful labor unions supportive of Sen. Barack Obama and big business in the presidential campaign. Published July 31, 2008

BREITBART: Blacklist then and now

The New York Times and the left-wing girls play an integral role in keeping the pendulum right where it is - and that is far to the left. But hope springs eternal. Published July 28, 2008

Obama ad surge yields no 'measurable impact'

Sen. Barack Obama's summer saturation ad campaign in key battleground states has not increased the Illinois Democrat's poll numbers, according to senior strategists for Sen. John McCain's campaign and recent independent polling. Published July 28, 2008

McCain backers: Obama ad blitz a bust

Barack Obama's summer saturation ad campaign in key battleground states has not increased the Illinois Democrat's poll numbers, according to senior strategists for John McCain's campaign and recent independent polling. Published July 27, 2008

Obama takes on airs of inevitability

Barack Obama is only a candidate, but don't tell that to the Germans, some of whom have leapfrogged that whole election thing and already are calling him "President Obama" in advance of his visit. Published July 23, 2008

Political showdown in West

Western Republican states that mostly were ignored by Democrats until Sen. Barack Obama "showed up" are turning into political battlegrounds in the 2008 election. Published July 22, 2008

BREITBART: A different kind of surge

While conservatives own an ironclad argument that Hollywood discriminates against our kind, we are certainly not blameless for the predicament. Published July 21, 2008

LAMBRO: War wobbles

About a week ago I reported in this column that a top defense adviser to Barack Obama was proposing that a large "residual" U.S. military force remain in Iraq under his mercurial troop withdrawal plan. Published July 17, 2008

Democrats' focus shifts to South

The solid Republican South is looking a little less solid lately, with several battleground states giving the Democrats a rare chance to crack open the Republican Party's electoral lock on the politically conservative region. Published July 15, 2008

LAMBRO: More like 'shortchange'

Barack Obama likes to use the word "investment" in his campaign speech on getting the U.S. economy growing again, but it means something very different for him than it does for most people. Published July 14, 2008

BREITBART: Mr. Spielberg, tear down this wall

While it is true that the ratio of Obama-to-McCain bumper stickers in West L.A. is about 250-to-1, there are untold closet Republicans in the entertainment industry who dare not advertise their beliefs in movie studio parking lots. Published July 14, 2008

Gramm pins GOP identity problems on Bush

A McCain campaign chairmen blames the president and Republicans in Congress for damaging the party brand, but promises that the presidential candidate will soon announce the most comprehensive economic plan "ever." Published July 10, 2008

Hopefuls spar over missile test by Tehran

The presidential hopefuls Wednesday both voiced concern about Iran's missile test but displayed how they'd address international events differently. Published July 10, 2008

Obama eyes change to bankruptcy laws

Sen. Barack Obama proposed changes in three-year-old bankruptcy laws Tuesday to help military families, the elderly and others overcome by debt because of medical bills, natural disasters or other financial distress. Published July 9, 2008

Obama aide signals shift on Iraq policy

A top defense adviser to Barack Obama is recommending that significant "residual" U.S. military forces remain in Iraq to ensure its stability, an emerging policy shift that is angering the Democratic Party's anti-war left and has Republicans charging "flip-flop." Published July 8, 2008

LAMBRO: Turns in Iraq and Barack

Violence has drastically declined in Iraq, the chief Sunni Muslim political bloc is ready to rejoin the Shi'ite-led government, and Obama campaign advisers are talking about a more gradual troop pullout plan. Published July 7, 2008

Obama's move to center irks left

In the midst of his heated primary battle with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama fully embraced red-meat liberal issues that he said offered Americans "change you can believe in." Published July 5, 2008

LAMBRO: New Obama makeover?

Soon after Americans for Democratic Action endorsed Barack Obama last month, its leaders were e-mailing deep concerns over his flip-flops on the ADA's bedrock liberal beliefs. Published July 3, 2008

COMMENTARY: Energy charade

There's no way to put this politely. Raising taxes on U.S. oil companies and calling it an energy plan is just about the dumbest idea the Democrats have come up with yet. Published June 16, 2008