Donald Lambro is chief political correspondent for The Washington Times. Donald Lambro's twice-weekly column, which he has written since 1980, appears in newspapers nationwide. One of the most frequently quoted political reporters in Washington, Donald Lambro has interviewed most of the major political leaders of our time and has covered numerous presidential campaigns. Donald Lambro has written widely about the government, the economy and social issues, and won the 1995 Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Economic analyst and CNBC commentator Lawrence Kudlow has called Donald Lambro "the best political economic reporter in Washington today." Lambro earned a national reputation for his investigations into federal spending programs. The author of five books on government and economics, Donald Lambro wrote Land of Opportunity (Little Brown and Co.), an examination of economic growth and entrepreneurs in the 1980s. His FAT CITY: How Washington Wastes Your Taxes won national acclaim and the attention of President Reagan, who quoted from it during his 1980 presidential campaign and gave copies of the book to every member of his Cabinet.
Donald Lambro hosted and co-wrote the PBS documentaries "Inside The Republican Revolution" and "Star Spangled Spenders" and produced and moderated C-SPAN's "The Washington Times Forum." His commentaries have been heard on AP Radio and NPR, among others. A graduate of Boston University, Donald Lambro began his career as a reporter for The Boston Herald-Traveler and United Press International. His investigative series on federal spending programs, "Watching Washington," was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Donald Lambro was named the Heritage Foundation's Distinguished Journalism Fellow in 1981.
If you Google Bernie Sanders, some surprising poll numbers will appear, showing the rumpled, self-described socialist gaining fast on Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
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.
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.
Raising the federal minimum wage, splitting up the big banks, public campaign financing, enacting single-payer health insurance for everyone, universal pre-kindergarten, free college education, a federally mandated 10 days off annually for workers, and a much broader federal jobs program.
Struggling to come up with a strategy to put her in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton has declared war on billionaires, big business, hedge-fund managers, Wall Street, and anyone else who has become successful in the American economy.
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The only thing more fun to watch than Hillary Clinton's falling polls is to see her fans in the news media turning against her as 2015-16 election cycle gets underway.
Barack Obama's mistake-filled, trouble-plagued presidency is slipping into history as Americans begin their search for a successor who can clean up the mess he created.
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.
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The fate of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency will be determined by one overriding factor in the 2015-16 election cycle: the underperforming American economy.
Barack Obama's inept war against the resurgent Islamic State is becoming the major issue in the GOP's 2016 race for the presidency.
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.
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.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, is running for president on what he says are the biggest threats to our country's future: billionaires and corporate America.
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?
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. The Commerce Department's report that the economic growth rate barely rose by a minuscule 0.2 percent in the first quarter was much worse than the 1 percent rise most forecasters expected.
WASHINGTON - There's an old, common sense saying about never putting your eggs in one basket.
WASHINGTON - Anyone looking for signs that Barack Obama's presidency is running out of gas got a glimmer of hope this week from his daily schedule.