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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Nearly four months into the two-year presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton is running into deep trouble on several major political fronts.
The American people are overtaxed by a waste-ridden government whose grotesquely swollen budget could be shrunk by hundreds of billions of dollars without harming its necessary functions and programs.
Hillary Clinton's slick campaign video announcing her candidacy for the presidency is being shot down as "insultingly vapid," vacuous and utterly "without substance."
WASHINGTON - Why is it that many of the Republican presidential contenders are dodging issues the voters say are among their highest concerns?
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.
In the seventh year of Barack Obama's administration, the economy is still getting failing grades that have been the hallmark of his trouble-filled presidency.
WASHINGTON - It isn't drawing front page coverage, but the Republicans' budget-cutting battle to abolish the Export-Import Bank deserves our attention and support.
Freshman need not apply.
You could almost see the assembled press corps' faces drop when the Fed's Open Market Committee said it wanted to see "further improvement" in the U.S. labor market before raising interest rates.
The candidate who wins the presidency in 2016 will be the one who vows to wage all-out war on a bloated, inefficient, corrupt government in need of a top-to-bottom, budget-cutting revolution.
Two years after leaving the State Department to run for president, Hillary Clinton has yet to say anything critical about the underperforming Obama economy.
WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's decision to conduct her government communications through a personal, hideaway, email account isn't going away.
WASHINGTON -- If someone were writing a book about America at this point in time, it would be titled "The Decline and Fall of Barack Obama's Presidency."
WASHINGTON - 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.
WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, 14 oil tanker railroad cars derailed in West Virginia and exploded in a fiery environmental disaster.
WASHINGTON -- 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.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's administration was coming apart at the seams this week on several domestic and foreign policy fronts that have drawn criticism from his earliest supporters.