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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

In this Feb. 20, 2011, photo, the San Gabriel Mountains rise above Pasadena, Calif., with the Brookside Golf Course in the foreground. (AP Photo/John Antczak) ** FILE **

Obama to designate another national monument by executive order

Over the heated objections of some local residents, President Obama will sign an executive order Friday afternoon designating nearly 350,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California as a national monument. Published October 10, 2014

Ariel Jalali, CEO of Sensay, offers President Barack Obama a job, after he leaves office, during a Q&A session at Cross Campus, a shared office complex in Santa Monica, Calif. on Thurdsay, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Jay L. Clendenin) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: LOS ANGELES TIMES, JAY L. CLENDENIN

Obama blames GOP for stagnating wages

President Obama told young entrepreneurs Thursday that Republicans in Congress are holding back the economy and preventing wages from growing faster. Published October 9, 2014

Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The U.S. government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports, including the New York area's JFK International and Newark Liberty International, as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.S. general warns Ebola could cross U.S. southern border

While the Obama administration plans to start checking travelers from West Africa for Ebola at five U.S. airports, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command is warning that West Africans already are entering America illegally at the porous southern border. Published October 9, 2014

This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

U.S. to conduct Ebola screening at 5 airports, including Dulles

The White House said Wednesday the administration will implement heightened Ebola screening at five airports in the U.S., including Washington Dulles International airport, after Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan died of the disease at a Dallas hospital. Published October 8, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama embraces Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, before speaking at a political rally for Quinn on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Quinn faces opponent Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Michelle Obama stumping 'as a citizen, not a wife'

Campaigning for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, first lady Michelle Obama tried to persuade voters Tuesday that the economy has improved under her husband, saying she was "talking as a citizen, not as a wife." Published October 8, 2014

President Barack Obama walks off Marine One after arriving for a fundraiser, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Greenwich, Conn. Obama is traveling to New York and Connecticut for Democratic fundraisers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama slams GOP as party of billionaires, then huddles with wealthy Dem donors

President Obama raised money Tuesday from wealthy Democrats who have benefited from his policies and warned supporters in an email that if Republicans win both houses of Congress in the midterm elections, "the interests of billionaires will come before the needs of the middle class." Published October 7, 2014

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden, right, before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

God love ya, Joe! Obama still has confidence in Biden despite gaffes

The White House said Monday that President Obama still has confidence in Vice President Joseph R. Biden despite an escalating series of public gaffes that forced Mr. Biden to apologize over the weekend to key Arab allies in the fragile U.S. coalition fighting Islamic State terrorists. Published October 6, 2014

In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

White House fires back at Netanyahu over new Israeli settlements

The White House fired back at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday over his country's settlement construction, saying Mr. Netanyahu's criticism of the administration over the weekend "seemed to ignore our concerns." Published October 6, 2014

Beginner's luck? Democrat Tom Wolf, 65, who has never held elected office, is more than 15 percentage points ahead of the governor in polls. (Associated Press)

Tom Wolf poised to buck trend, unseat Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

In a race that breaks sharply with the state's electoral pattern, Democratic businessman Tom Wolf, a virtual unknown in Pennsylvania politics at the start of this year, is poised to win the governor's seat next month in a race that is shaping up as a referendum of unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. Published October 5, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at a news conference at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. McDonald discussed his visits with VA facilities across the country and outline his priorities.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress to put Philadelphia VA under further scrutiny

Despite President Obama ordering a new "culture of accountability" at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a congressional hearing Friday will focus on persistent management problems at the agency's Philadelphia office. Published October 2, 2014

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during a gubernatorial debate with Democrat Tom Wolf on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa. The debate is hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Democrat in Pa. governor's race plans income-tax hikes

Holding a large lead in the polls, the Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania said Wednesday he will likely raise taxes on workers with income as low as $70,000, a level he called the cutoff for the middle class. Published October 1, 2014