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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

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LAMBRO: Immigration climate change

The immigration reform battle in the Senate will be won or lost on the Republican side of the aisle, where the GOP is increasingly divided on the issue. Published April 3, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: GOP's 'wake-up call'

The Republican National Committee unveiled a 98-page blueprint Monday to rebuild the GOP, after months of focus groups and data analysis to find out why the party lost last year's presidential election. Sadly, what they found wasn't any great discovery. Published March 20, 2013

Illustration: Economic dunce by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Remedial economics for Democrats

President Obama and the Democrats still don't get it. They laid down their budget markers this week, seeking to impose nearly $1 trillion in new taxes on an economy that's still struggling to get back on its feet. Published March 15, 2013

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Jobless numbers hide the reality

While the Dow Jones industrial average merrily soared to new highs on Wall Street, it was a much more sobering and even depressing story on Main Street America. Published March 13, 2013

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LAMBRO: Organizing for the final act

If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he has been playing political games with this issue from the beginning. Published March 6, 2013

Illustration Obama 2.0 by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Gloomy days are here again

Americans are by nature an optimistic, hopeful people, but the persistently dismal economy of the Obama years has crushed that spirit to debilitating levels. Published March 1, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Leveraging taxes with sequestration

President Obama was back on the campaign trail Tuesday, preaching doom and gloom over the approaching budget cuts that will likely take place in March. Published February 27, 2013

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LAMBRO: Obama's duct-tape economic plan

President Obama's second-term wish list to jump-start his stalled, job-starved economy looked a lot like his warmed-over, half-baked proposals of the past. Published February 15, 2013

Illustration Obama's Jobs by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Jobs are not Job One for Obama

The jobless rate has risen to nearly 8 percent, economic growth has screeched to a halt, and there's grumbling among President Obama's most loyal voters about 14 percent black unemployment. Published February 6, 2013

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LAMBRO: Republicans romping down-ticket

Ever since President Obama won re-election, the news media and their pundits want us to think the Republican Party is in steep decline. Published January 30, 2013

Illustration Fiscal Cliff by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Making budget risk personal

House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the continuing battle to rein in spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years. Published January 25, 2013

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LAMBRO: 'Obama unbound'

If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. Published January 23, 2013

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LAMBRO: Passing grade for 'Plan B'

The dizzying budgetary roller coaster careened closer to the "fiscal cliff" this week when House Speaker John A. Boehner tossed a new "Plan B" into negotiations with the White House. Published December 20, 2012

Kate Suba, left, Jaden Albrecht, center, and Simran Chand pay their respects at one of the makeshift memorials in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

LAMBRO: Before the next school massacre

They've begun burying the 20 children in the bucolic New England town of Newtown, Conn., this week -- beautiful, innocent kids killed by a psychotic 20-year-old gunman. Published December 18, 2012

Illustration: Hollow recovery by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

LAMBRO: Recovery mirage

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Obama economy is in a single sentence about the Federal Reserve Board's latest attempts this week to deal with unacceptably high unemployment. Published December 13, 2012

Warren Buffett (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

LAMBRO: Obama fat cats slink from tax hikes

Did you see the story about Costco borrowing $3.5 billion to pay a special $7 a share dividend to its stockholders before year's end to avoid being hit by President Obama's higher capital gains tax? Published December 11, 2012

Illustration Obama the Intimidator by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama would inflict pain with no gain

President Obama often boils down the issues around his plan to raise income taxes by saying it's all about the "math," a subject he doesn't seem to know much about. Published December 6, 2012

Alastair Sim's 1951 portrayal of "Scrooge" is the definitive one.

LAMBRO: White House Scrooge

President Obama would have failed Negotiations 101. If there was such a course, the first rule would be "do not insult the people you're dealing with." Published December 4, 2012