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 -- Republicans took control of Congress this week, mindful that their job performance over the next two years is their party's path to the presidency in 2016.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton angrily condemned the bleakest results of Barack Obama's economy in a recent speech, but didn't dare say who was responsible for them.
There is no way to sugarcoat the past year, except to say that, with a rare exceptions, it's been one of our nation's worst in many years.
In a year-end news conference last week, Barack Obama delivered a white washed, deeply delusional report about how much better off the country is under his presidency.
His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something to do without having to deal with Congress.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone, executive actions to pad out the last two years of his mistake-filled, agenda-less presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy.
"The dominant narrative remains that Clinton is the heavy favorite to be the Democratic nominee. But that story line is accompanied by another one -- that the heart of the Democratic Party really wants Warren.
WASHINGTON - The nation's divided Congress battled down to the wire this week over its budget for the rest of this fiscal year -- hoping to avoid a government shutdown.
Don't be fooled by the everything's-coming-up-roses coverage that the national news media gave the Obama administration's job numbers last week.
WASHINGTON -- The Democrats, who were in serious condition after being battered, bloodied and beaten in the midterm elections, are now on the critical list.
Barack Obama has been punched by Republicans so many times over the course of his failed presidency that it is no longer big news.
WASHINGTON - If you thought the bare knuckled, no-holds-barred, midterm elections were rough, the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency will make that look like a Sunday school picnic.
President Obama's political barometer moved from bad to worse this week after his ill-conceived, illegal executive action to rewrite our immigration laws.
For all intents and purposes, Barack Obama's scandal-filled, deeply unpopular presidency is effectively over. Yes, he'll still go through the political motions of being president during his last two years in office. But he is no longer seen, if he ever was, as a real chief executive who knows how to handle our nation's most pressing problems.
President Obama and the Democrats are in a state of deep denial about the message the voters sent to Washington in the midterm elections.
After the thrashing Barack Obama and his party got in last week's elections, it is now clear that the Democrats are leaderless and in disarray and he is no longer relevant in the domestic policy battles of his last two years in office.
Last month's new job figures, despite the news media's exaggerated response, fell well below the numbers needed to put America back to work.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and the Democrats were hit by a ton of bricks on Tuesday, and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of losers.
WASHINGTON -- The two-year battle for the presidency, which officially begins today, got an early start last week when Hillary Clinton gave us a dumbfounding lesson in Democratic economics, saying that businesses do not create jobs.
WASHINGTON -- It's almost a foregone conclusion that President Obama and the Democrats are going to suffer a humiliating defeat in next week's midterm elections.