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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

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

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Keystone Kops to Egypt's rescue

Saudi Arabia's surprising decision to support Egypt's military leaders in their bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has split the Arab world in two. Published August 21, 2013

Illustration: GOP changing lead by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: A likely resurgence of the GOP

Hardly a week goes by that we don't read about the Republican Party's "political problems" in the news media, which insist the GOP has become widely unpopular with voters. Published August 16, 2013

Tim Brinton

LAMBRO: A tax cut for everybody is the only way to go

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp says President Obama's proposal to enact a business-only tax-reform bill that would plow more money into public-works projects isn't going anywhere in this Congress. Published August 2, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: The coming employment retrenchment

The White House and its liberal allies in the news media have launched an all-out campaign to peddle Obamacare to an understandably doubting public. Published July 19, 2013

Paul Tong

LAMBRO: Brinkmanship in the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, sounding like a whining kid on a playground who can't get his way, says "the Senate is broken and needs to be fixed." Published July 17, 2013

President Barack Obama waves as walks from Marine One to the White House on the South Lawn after returning to Washington, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Obama spent the weekend in California where he met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

LAMBRO: The second-term slump

President Obama's job-approval ratings are declining, proving Abraham Lincoln's admonition that you can't fool all the people all the time. Published June 14, 2013

Tim Brinton

LAMBRO: Surveillance means security

Several key elements in the bombshell story about the government’s secret surveillance programs have been either underreported or left out of the narrative altogether. Published June 12, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: The real scandal is economic

In the sixth month of his second term, President Obama is still putting his national security team together and trying to figure out what he wants to do during the remainder of his presidency. Published June 7, 2013

William Brown

LAMBRO: Scandal stranger than science fiction

President Obama is being hit by new scandals almost weekly in a growing web of investigations and revelations that have further damaged his troubled administration. Published June 5, 2013

William Brown

LAMBRO: Recovery summer on the horizon, or another mirage?

Over the long, hard course of President Obama's painfully slow, job-scarce, subpar economy, he may have set a record for persistent media reports that his shaky recovery was finally showing signs of strength. Published May 31, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Dodging job talk

Five months into his improvisational second term, a sluggish economy and severe jobless rate seem to have vanished from President Obama's agenda. Published May 24, 2013

Illustration Free Speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Will the First Amendment be the first to go?

The widening web of lies, deception and abuse of power in the Internal Revenue Service's outrageous targeting of conservative groups in the 2012 election cycle may be just the tip of the iceberg. Published May 15, 2013

Illustration: Death of jobs by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Casualties in the jobs war

There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why. Published May 8, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: 2014 and the end of patience

The 2014 election battle for control of the Senate will affect just about everything the upper chamber does this year and next, because it could take just a handful of upsets to put the Republicans back in charge. Published May 3, 2013

One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen in Boston on April 16, 2013, one day after bomb blasts killed three and injured more than 140 people. (Associated Press0

LAMBRO: No running away from the reality of terror

The bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first large-scale attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, was clearly another terrorist attack. So why wasn't it labeled as such by President Obama in his first public remarks from the White House after the attack had occurred? Published April 17, 2013