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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

President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, after signing the $858 billion tax deal into law in a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mitch McConnell, Obama are 'cordial, but not much more than that'

When President Obama hosts congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, he will face a new balance of power in the Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a lawmaker with whom the president has never enjoyed a good relationship. Published January 12, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn., about new initiatives to help more Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 'No free lunch' in free-tuition plan

Outlining one of the costlier initiatives of his second term, President Obama proposed Friday that all community college students receive full tuition paid by the government. Published January 9, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks about the France newspaper attack, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama says U.S. 'grieves' with France

President Obama said Friday he's hopeful that French authorities have eliminated the immediate threat after three days of terrorist attacks and pledged that the U.S. will always fight alongside France against terrorism. Published January 9, 2015

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, shows former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), at a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. As the race between Rep. Ron Barber D- Ariz., who also was wounded in the 2011 shooting, and Republican Martha McSally has grown tighter in the final weeks before the Nov. 4, 2014, elections, Giffords is playing more of a role by appearing in ads and raising money for her former aide and increasingly turning the race into a debate about guns. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan, File)

Obama meets with former Rep. Giffords in Arizona

President Obama made what's becoming a rare reference to gun violence Thursday after he met with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman four years ago to the day. Published January 8, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Central High School, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Phoenix, about the recovering housing sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama avoids Phoenix VA hospital, holds event less than mile away

Ignoring calls by veterans and Republicans to visit a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix that launched a health care scandal, President Obama gave a speech about homeownership instead Thursday less than a mile from the VA facility. Published January 8, 2015

Obama calls terrorist attacks in France 'cowardly'

Calling the terrorist attack in Paris a "cowardly, evil attack" on press freedom, President Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. is working with French authorities to hunt down the men who killed journalists of a humor magazine. Published January 7, 2015

President Barack Obama hosts a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president is looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing the changing policies on immigration and Cuba. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mexican president offers Obama help with amnesty documents

Mexico's president told President Obama Tuesday that his government will supply the documents necessary for millions of illegal Mexican immigrants to prove they've been living in the U.S. prior to 2010, to help them qualify for Mr. Obama's deportation amnesty. Published January 6, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama would reject the Keystone and Obamacare bills if they reach his desk and blamed Republican leaders for forcing early showdowns with the president. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens to veto Keystone, Obamacare bills

Setting up an immediate confrontation with the Republican majorities in Congress, the White House on Tuesday threatened to veto bipartisan bills calling for completion of the Keystone oil pipeline and altering Obamacare's definition of a full-time job. Published January 6, 2015

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama, congressional leaders to meet next week

President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House early next week for a meeting on legislative priorities in the new Republican-led Congress. Published January 6, 2015

As Barack Obama enters the twilight of his presidency, he presides over an America vastly different from the one he envisioned building during his 2008 campaign that promised to empower everyday Americans on Main Street over wealthy bankers and investors on Wall Street. (Associated Press)

Obama rules cost $181.5B in 2014: report

The Obama administration pushed through $181.5 billion in new or expanded regulations in 2014, according to a new report from a conservative think that said California, Texas and Ohio were hardest hit by the additional red tape. Published January 6, 2015

Obama seeks Mexico's help to reform Cuba

In a White House meeting Tuesday, President Obama will try to recruit Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to pressure the Castro regime in Cuba for democratic reforms. Published January 6, 2015

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama leaves town as GOP-led Congress moves in

Setting an adversarial tone for his relations with the Republican majorities in Congress, President Obama has no definite plans to meet with GOP leaders, vows to escalate his executive actions and is leaving Washington this week to promote his agenda just as Congress is sworn in. Published January 5, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise served in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a 2002 convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House: Steve Scalise post 'says a lot' about GOP

The White House said Monday that House Republicans' selection of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana "says a lot about who they are," but refused to say whether Mr. Scalise should step down over giving a speech to a white supremacist group in 2002. Published January 5, 2015

Conservatives increasingly are balking at the idea of granting President Obama any powers given his far-reaching executive actions, which included granting deportation amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after the midterm elections. (Associated Press)

Obama executive actions put Asia free trade deal at risk

President Obama's increasing use of executive power could backfire in the new Congress as he seeks to persuade lawmakers to grant him special authority to negotiate his long-sought, mammoth free trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations. Published January 1, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa (Associated Press) **FILE**

Visas for wealthy soar under Obama despite fraud concerns

While President Obama's grant of amnesty for nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is drawing furious criticism, a little-known visa program for wealthy foreign investors also is mushrooming on his watch despite a history of fraud and concerns in Congress about potential national security risks. Published December 29, 2014