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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

Troubled Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's horrible headache

Two of Hillary Clinton's rivals for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination tell us everything we need to know about her party's terminal political illness. Published June 2, 2015

President Barack Obama listens to the translations of remark made by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Surviving the Age of Obama

Barack Obama's inept war against the resurgent Islamic State is becoming the major issue in the GOP's 2016 race for the presidency. Published May 21, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Rodham Clinton moving left by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary's plunge to the left

The latest news about Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency is that she has decided to run as an all-out, wild-eyed left-winger. Published May 19, 2015

Illustration on Obama's failure to stimulate prosperity by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Broken promises of reduced poverty

Barack Obama participated in a panel discussion this week about poverty in America, but failed to acknowledge the central reason why it has remained so high under his presidency. Published May 14, 2015

President Obama hugs Elizabeth Warren as he arrives to speak at a campaign event at Symphony Hall, June 25, 2012, in Boston. (Associated Press)

A Democratic crack-up

Barack Obama's presidency, and the Democrats' chances of holding the White House in 2016, are fading faster than Hillary Clinton's emails. Published May 12, 2015

Illustration on candidate qualifications within the growing GOP presidential field by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Checking GOP resumes for experience

The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? Published May 5, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015,  before signing bill S. 535 Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Economic stagnation returns

The Obama economy virtually stopped growing in the first three months of 2015 in another bleak sign of its persistent weakness over the last six years. Published April 30, 2015

Illustration on onerous taxation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Democratic big spenders and their big lie

The American people are overtaxed by a waste-ridden government whose grotesquely swollen budget could be shrunk by hundreds of billions of dollars without harming its necessary functions and programs. Published April 16, 2015

Illustration on U.S. enabling of Iran's nuclear capability by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A nuclear nightmare for Israel

President Obama's eager negotiators have entered into a high-risk deal with Iran to reduce its nuclear facilities that threaten one of its neighbors. Published April 7, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.   Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience."  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Making a career of secrecy

The furor over Hillary Clinton's decision to conduct all of her government communications through a personal email account isn't going away. Published March 10, 2015

Iranian Nuclear threat Against Israel Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The difference between security and survival

There are lethal reasons why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu distrusts the two men seeking to forge a nuclear deal with Iran that threatens his country's future survival. Published March 3, 2015

Potholes on the road to recovery

The new Republican Congress is just getting started and the American people are waiting to see how lawmakers deal with the issues they care about most. Published February 24, 2015

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dwindling Obama loyalists

President Obama had a bad day at the office this week. His top advisers were leaving him in droves. His fourth nominee to be defense secretary was taking positions that betrayed deep disagreements over national security issues. Published February 5, 2015

Illustration on Obama's continued tax burden on America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Obama cure-all for economic stagnation

President Obama wants Americans to foot the bill for the first $4 trillion budget in U.S. history, which will drive our country ever more deeply into debt. Published February 3, 2015

Illustration on the Keystone pipeline by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Democrats put politics before jobs

If you're one of the millions of people who can't find a good-paying job in the Obama economy, the Democrats sent you a message this week: Get lost. Published January 27, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's campaign hopes benefiting from a bad Obama economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary’s economic start-up

Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about job creation this week, raising an issue that has been one of President Obama's biggest economic shortcomings. Published January 22, 2015

Illustration on Obama's State of the Union address by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The unvarnished state of the union

No matter what President Obama said about the state of our union Tuesday night, the economy's prognosis is not good. Published January 20, 2015

Illustration on misreporting on the economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hiding the real economic story

President Obama has had no better ally on the state of the American economy over the last six years than the nightly network news shows. Published January 15, 2015

Republicans in Congress are rushing their own end-of-February deadline to try to halt President Obama's amnesty program. But with Mr. Obama holding veto power, it's more likely his policy gets decided in the courts, and the Texas case is one of several where the president's amnesty is under scrutiny. (Associated Press)

Flimsy facts in the economic road show

Arule sometimes attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli says there are three falsehoods used to support a weak case in government: "Lies, damned lies and statistics." Published January 8, 2015