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.
WASHINGTON - There was little to like in the budget bill that passed Congress by strong vote margins this week and temporarily reopened the government.
WASHINGTON -- As the government's partial shutdown enters its third week, the smell of an inconclusive deal is in the air, though one that has status quo written all over it.
As the government's partial shutdown enters its third week, the smell of an inconclusive deal is in the air, though one that has status quo written all over it.
Obama is not getting the level of blame he deserves for the economic hardships Americans are enduring in their daily lives as a result of his incompetent policies.
So here we are in the midst of another government shut down, testing once again if those fire and brimstone predictions will come to pass and the fabric of our nation will be torn to shreds.
Somewhere in the contentious debate over defunding Obamacare, we seem to have lost sight of the much larger need to sharply reduce the size and cost of government from top to bottom.
It is alarmingly evident by now that Barack Obama's presidency is drifting as he clings to his party's ideological beliefs and narrowing base of support in a sea of troubles.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke sent President Obama a report card this week, giving him another failing grade on the economy.
We now know that Barack Obama's national security warnings were written in disappearing ink that runs and fades the moment he gets into trouble.
A fiery political battle was raging among House Republicans this week over a temporary budget bill to keep the government funded when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.
Barack Obama's rapid plunge into economic, fiscal and foreign policy chaos has dealt a huge political blow to his long-troubled presidency.
President Obama fled his plunging job approval polls this week in search of support in Europe for his war on Syria. Sweden was his first stop where he made no sale.
President Obama's decision to seek Congress' approval for a limited, punitive missile strike in Syria is a high-stakes gamble that could further weaken his troubled presidency at home and abroad.
WASHINGTON -- The solitary sign in the middle of the throngs who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday raised the salient issue that went largely unmentioned by the speakers at the podium: jobs.
WASHINGTON - Hold on to your wallets and put your savings in a safe place, because Congress returns next week from its month-long August recess.
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama continues to tell us that the quality of our lives and our economy have improved, when all the available evidence shows they have not. In fact, they've grown worse under his policies.
Obama is to blame, lock, stock and barrel, for the economic pain millions of Americans are going through. It all stems from his anti-growth policies which have given us higher taxes, oppressive gas prices, crushing federal debt, and unending economic uncertainty and costly regulatory obstacles that have paralyzed our economy.
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.
Here in Washington, the 2014 election focus is on whether the Democrats can keep control of the Senate in such a gloomy economic climate. Right now, the race is a tossup, maybe with an edge to Republicans if Obama's job polls continue to fall and the economy shows little or no signs of improvement.
President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard, leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.