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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

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

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