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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

** FILE ** President Obama speaks on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., where he continued to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008 financial crisis. (Associated Press)

Obama blasts GOP over spending vote

President Obama blasted House Republicans Friday for ignoring the middle class in the budget stalemate, saying conservative lawmakers "are holding the whole country hostage" by trying to defund his new national health care law. Published September 20, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House on Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama admin: Boehner has 'Putin envy'

The budget battle between President Obama and House Republicans devolved into schoolyard taunts Thursday, with the president's spokesman saying Speaker John A. Boehner suffers from "Putin envy" in response to a House GOP video that criticizes Mr. Obama for negotiating with the Russian leader. Published September 19, 2013

White House launches anti-fraud effort ahead of health care kickoff

With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records. Published September 18, 2013

**FILE** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses local health care providers and community leaders in Jacksonville, Fla., on details of the soon to be implemented Affordable Care Act during a visit to the Sulzbacher Center on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press/The Florida Times-Union)

As health care launch nears, White House warns of scams

With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health-care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records. Published September 18, 2013

**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

Brazil snubs Obama by refusing White House state-dinner honor

In an unprecedented snub to President Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her official state visit to the White House scheduled for next month, angered by revelations of U.S. spying on her and on major Brazilian state institutions. Published September 17, 2013

President Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama: Navy Yard shooting 'cowardly'

Responding to the shooting deaths Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama said he would do everything in his power to prevent "yet another mass shooting" in the U.S. Published September 16, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden is likely to run for the White House in 2016 if Hillary Rodham Clinton decides against a bid, those close to him say. (Associated Press)

Biden roasts rising Republicans at Iowa steak fry

On a trip to another state crucial for 2016, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told Iowans on Sunday that a new generation of Republican leaders threatens to unravel the gains of the Obama administration. Published September 15, 2013

President Obama meets with the Kuwait Amir Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 13, 2013. The visit by Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah comes as Obama and top aides are lobbying skeptical lawmakers to support using military force against Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack the U.S. says was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

Obama: Syria weapons deal must be 'enforceable'

As U.S. and Russian negotiators met for a second day on ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, President Obama said Friday that any agreement must be "enforceable." Published September 13, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he answers questions on Syria during the daily news briefing on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House: Putin can say what he wants, U.S. has freedom of speech

Continuing President Obama's tit for tat with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said Thursday that the Russian leader enjoyed in his op-ed article in The New York Times the kind of freedom of expression that Moscow doesn't tolerate from its citizens. Published September 12, 2013

President Obama, flanked by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (left) and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaks to members of the press before the start of a cabinet meeting on Sept. 12, 2013, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

As Syria talks with Russia, Obama's 'red line' starts to fade

President Obama's "red line" vow of action against Syria turned a lighter shade of pink Thursday, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry saying a U.S. military strike "might" be necessary if talks led by Russia fail to compel Syria to turn over its chemical weapons. Published September 12, 2013

Joyce Brody (right) joins anti-war activists at a rally for peace outside the offices of Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and a member of the intelligence committee, to urge him to vote against a military strike on Syria. (Associated Press)

With a diplomatic plan for Syria, Russia outshines U.S. in Mideast

Just a month after canceling a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over behavior that President Obama characterized as childish, the White House said Wednesday that the U.S. is counting on Russia's "prestige" to deliver a diplomatic solution to avert a military attack on Syria. Published September 11, 2013