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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

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

"The 'Fiscal Cliff'" (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

LAMBRO: Obama's 'Age of Uncertainty'

It is clear by now that President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are not going to work out a full-blown deal on taxes, spending and entitlements by the end of this month. Published November 29, 2012

Illustration: GOP maze by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Silver lining to GOP's gloomy performance

Although Barack Obama won a second term and Democrats gained some seats in Congress, the Republicans remain a considerable force to be reckoned with in the 2013-14 election cycle and beyond. Published November 22, 2012

Illustration Obama's Parallel Economic Universe by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's parallel economic universe

If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. Published November 15, 2012

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

LAMBRO: Hiding the real jobs peril

We heard some real whoppers in this year's campaign, but the biggest of them all was President Obama's wildly exaggerated jobs claim. Published November 6, 2012

Illustration Obamatax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: More Obama means higher taxes

If you boil down President Obama's fatally foolish scheme to fix the economic mess he's put us in, it comes down to raising taxes on everybody. Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Democrats and Women by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's miscalculation on female vote

The Obama campaign made a coldly calculated decision early this year to go after the women's vote by attacking Mitt Romney on his right-to-life position. Published October 18, 2012

Illustration: Obama The Wonk

LAMBRO: Obama, the face of failure

Finally, a pollster asked voters the one question that matters in this presidential election: Does Barack Obama know how to fix the economy? Published October 9, 2012

Illustration: Obama economy

LAMBRO: Romney’s debate target: Obama’s economy

Mitt Romney will come out with both guns blazing in Wednesday night's debate with President Obama. His target will be the president's four-year failure to lead the U.S. economy back to robust health. Published October 2, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's Orwellian economy

How is it possible that Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney on who can better handle the economy when it has been in decline all year? Published September 25, 2012

Illustration: Obama taxes

LAMBRO: Obama's work slowdown

Sometime during the past month or so, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign lost its laserlike focus on the bleak, job-starved Obama economy. Published September 18, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

LAMBRO: There are only two ways to cut budget deficits

The core of President Obama's campaign is built upon the fallacious idea that Mitt Romney's plan to get the economy growing again will take us back to the policies that caused the Great Recession. Published September 13, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Misleading by example

There was a huge, gaping hole in former President Bill Clinton's defensive speech Wednesday night on behalf of Barack Obama's bid for a second term. Published September 6, 2012

Illustration: Failing grades by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Convention fever starts with F

The weakening, job-starved Obama economy looms over the Democratic National Convention this week, casting a pall of gloom over a party paralyzed by its far-left ideology. Published September 4, 2012

Illustration Obama Money by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama's guilty silence

The most salient characteristic of the Obama administration's abject failure to put the American economy back to work has been its deafening silence on the issue in his campaign. Published August 30, 2012

Illustration: Obama's economy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: Obama economy even worse than anticipated

The Obama economy is weaker than previously forecast and darker days lie ahead. If you think the feeble economy under this administration is bad, wait until next year when the Congressional Budget Office says it could fall into another deep recession if there's no year-end deal to forestall nearly half-a-trillion dollars in income tax hikes and spending cuts. Published August 23, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

LAMBRO: For Americans, 'tax' is no word game

The White House attack line this week against Mitt Romney is that he is now calling the punishing fine in the health care mandate a tax, a few days after he said it was a penalty. While this is hardly one of the burning issues in the 2012 presidential election, President Obama's campaign strategists and his friends in the network news media saw it as a chance to raise doubts about Mr. Romney's consistency on the issues. Published July 5, 2012