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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

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

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a political rally in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Campaigning on the bitter fruits of socialism

Ten-thousand college students, many of whom may not be able to find a good, full-time job when they graduate, were cheering socialism at a Democratic political rally in Wisconsin Wednesday. Published July 2, 2015

President Obama's proposal aims to narrow a loophole that the president has long said is exploited by some employers to avoid paying overtime. (Associated Press)

Obama's contracting economy

You'd think it would be big news when the economy is shrinking, demand for durable, big-ticket manufactured goods is plunging and wages are virtually flat. Published June 25, 2015

Marchers walk up Charleston's main bridge to meet in the middle in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A powerful antidote to racism

Once again, our nation has been deeply wounded by a hateful, racist attack -- this time by a white gunman who murdered nine black, Bible study worshipers in a church in Charleston, S.C. Published June 23, 2015

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