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Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. A native of Allentown, Pa., Boyer worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2002 to 2011 and also has covered Congress for the Times. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Boyer can be reached at

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives to speak to mayors from around the country, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. They visited the White House as part of the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama's $4 trillion budget keeps deficits in check with rosy liberal assumptions

Introducing a federal budget that Hillary Clinton is sure to love, President Obama submitted a $4.14 trillion spending plan to Congress on Tuesday that would keep deficits in check only by relying on speculative liberal assumptions of tax increases, immigration reform and economic growth. Published February 9, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama proposes to ramp up spending against cyberattacks

Embarrassed by a series of cyberattacks against the federal government, the Obama administration Tuesday proposed creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity and to boost spending by $19 billion in President Obama's new budget to protect all government agencies. Published February 9, 2016

President Barack Obama looks toward White House press secretary Josh Earnest in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, during a news conference on the economy.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House hits GOP for bailing on Obama's budget

The White House ripped congressional Republicans Friday for refusing to meet with President Obama's budget chief, accusing them of bailing out like Donald Trump in a debate moderated by Megyn Kelly. Published February 5, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the U.S. has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world.” He pointed to wage and income growth, job growth, lower oil prices and increasing health insurance as evidence.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama taunts GOP in touting lower unemployment rate

President Obama said Friday the unemployment rate dropping below 5 percent is proof that his economic recovery is working, and blasted Republican presidential candidates for "running down the economy." Published February 5, 2016

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2009 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, 2nd right, tours the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2nd left,  Iman Abdel Fateh at left and Dr. Zahi Hawass, right. Obama's first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Americans split on whether president should criticize Islam: Poll

As President Obama visits a mosque in the U.S. for the first time Wednesday to show support for Muslims, a new poll finds that Americans are divided along partisan lines about whether the next president should criticize Islam when speaking about terrorists. Published February 3, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, during a ceremony to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

White House veto threats keep on coming

The White House has issued two more veto threats against Republican-sponsored bills, picking up the pace of confrontation with GOP leaders. Published February 3, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ryan raises issue of visa waivers in first meeting with Obama

In his first meeting with President Obama, Speaker Paul D. Ryan raised concerns Tuesday about the administration's loosening of visa waiver restrictions passed by Congress in response to the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters traveling to the U.S. Published February 2, 2016