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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

Several Republican insiders say that Donald Trump (left) and Ben Carson, despite espousing positions the GOP faithful support, lack the ability to be effective as president if elected. (Associated Press)

Focusing on the sluggish economy

This week's Republican presidential debate was on the whole a very grown up affair that finally focused on the sluggish Obama economy. Published November 12, 2015

President Obama speaks during a Organizing for Action event in Washington. Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Crawling toward the finish line

As we enter the eighth and last year of Barack Obama's presidency, the economy still remains the overriding issue in the 2016 elections. Published November 10, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Obama economy coverup

After the combative, vacuous questions CNBC reporters asked during the last Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump wants to set the terms of the next televised event for himself. Published November 3, 2015

Illustration of Paul Ryan by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

How Paul Ryan set sail

Rep. Paul Ryan's selfless decision to end the hardline conservative rebellion in the House by seeking its highest leadership post is a noble act. Published October 22, 2015

Illustration on the need to reveal Hillary Clinton's actual role in the Benghazi incident by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Giving Hillary a pass

The national news media has declared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the clear winner in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate. Published October 15, 2015

Kevin McCarthy      Associated Press photo

Bracing for conservative winds of change

Congress was hit by two blockbuster issues in the past week: choosing who will replace John Boehner as House speaker and the GOP's plans to cut income tax rates if they win the presidency next year. Published September 29, 2015

Illustration on the presidential race so far by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Revisiting the campaign battleground

In just three months, the gates will open on the 2016 race for the presidency that could well be the most important election in modern U.S. history. Published September 24, 2015

"I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I'm sorry about it, and I take full responsibility," Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in a post that repeats many of her words from an ABC News interview earlier Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Hillary 'apologizes' for her emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized this week for using an unsecured email system to send messages discussing U.S. foreign policy and national security issues. Published September 10, 2015

President Barack Obama waves as he walks from the White House and to board Marine One helicopter, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base and onto Boston where he will speak at the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Not bad but no boom

The Obama economy added fewer jobs in August than economists expected, but as usual the story drew relatively little attention in the news media. Published September 8, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's redacted classified emails by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton redacted

It is clear by now that a large number of Hillary Clinton's emails that she sent or received on her private computer system contained classified information. Published September 3, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens during a news conference after speaking at the TD Convention Center, in Greenville, S.C. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The world according to Trump

Ask the typical voter what pops into their mind when they think of Donald Trump, and they're likely say "illegal immigrants." Published September 1, 2015

Illustration on the current state of the Democrat party's presidential hopefuls by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Democrats' election roller coaster

Forget all the polls in the presidential sweepstakes and wipe the slate clean for a whole new set of numbers. And possibly another candidate. Published August 27, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's private server by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The foibles of front-runners

In all the campaign polls conducted this year, one is more revealing than any other — finding that just one in four Americans are satisfied with our nation's direction. Published August 18, 2015

Illustration on Obama's seeming support for Iran's interests in the nuclear arms deal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Weighing Obama's caustic speech

President Obama talked tough about the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, but his anger and ire was aimed at critics here at home, not its untrustworthy leaders in Tehran. Published August 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Looking for leadership in troubled times

Americans are increasingly pessimistic about their country's future. About the economy, first and foremost, but about a long list of other troubles, too. Published August 4, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a speech, Friday, July 24, 2015, at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

How a campaign rollout was eclipsed by bad news

Hillary Clinton's long-planned rollout of her first major economic proposal was shoved aside last week by a widening investigation into whether her email account compromised classified information. Published July 28, 2015

Illustration on the likely economic impact of Hillary Clinton's policies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary's me-too anti-capitalism

Hillary Clinton's job-killing "growth and fairness" plan that calls for higher taxes certainly isn't fair and will only further weaken the Obama economy. Published July 14, 2015

Forget the prime-time interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings at all hours of the day. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Imagining an economic silver lining

This is a time to be very skeptical of political analysts who are telling voters that the Democrats "have regained an advantage" over the GOP as we head toward the 2016 presidential election. Published July 7, 2015