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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 Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On 'Cyber Monday,' White House presses for middle-class tax cuts

Seizing on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, the White House tried to exert pressure on Republican lawmakers Monday by warning that consumer spending could drop by nearly $200 billion in 2013 if Congress fails to approve an extension of tax cuts for the middle class by the end of next month. Published November 26, 2012

Pressure intensifies for GOP to raise taxes on rich

As President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders continue negotiations to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," top Democrats on Sunday ramped up pressure on their Republican counterparts to accept tax increases on the wealthy as part of a broader agreement. Published November 18, 2012

U.S. President Obama looks on from left as Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks during a joint news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama balances attention to Middle East during Asian trip

Escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday nearly hijacked President Obama's postelection trip to Southeast Asia — a tour billed as a diplomatic show of force in the region and part of the administration's attempt to pivot U.S. focus to Asia after a decade of war in the Middle East. Published November 18, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra acknowledge each other at a joint news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama warns Israel, Palestinians of further escalation

President Obama said Sunday a ground invasion by Israeli forces into Gaza would only raise the death toll of the past week, and he warned Palestinians that a further escalation of violence would set back hopes for peace for years to come. Published November 18, 2012

The American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington early on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in honor of the four Americans who died when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

White House says it didn't edit Benghazi talking points

The White House Saturday refuted testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus to Congress, saying the administration didn't make changes in its early talking points about the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to downplay the role of terrorists. Published November 17, 2012

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hill leaders buoyed by White House talks on fiscal cliff

Congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Obama Friday expressing optimism about a new "framework" for an agreement that would stave off the looming "fiscal cliff" of steeper tax hikes and spending cuts for the federal government by the end of the year. Published November 16, 2012

Leaders on Hill ready to bargain on taxes

Top congressional leaders of both parties, eager to avoid the "fiscal cliff," are beginning to show signs of willingness to compromise on the thorny issue of raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans as they prepare to meet President Obama on Friday at the White House. Published November 15, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama urges Israel, Egypt leaders to 'de-escalate' Gaza violence

With Middle East tensions rising as Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants, President Obama appealed Wednesday to Israel's prime minister to avoid civilian casualties and asked Egypt's president for help in calming the situation. Published November 14, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: GOP resistance may trigger second recession

As he prepares to meet Friday with congressional leaders on finding a way to avert the looming "fiscal cliff," President Obama warned that the U.S. will plunge into a second recession if the GOP refuses to go along with his proposal to raise taxes only on wealthier Americans. Published November 14, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama focuses on a reporter in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama: No evidence Petraeus scandal harmed national security

President Obama said he had seen "no evidence" that classified information had been compromised in the wake of David H. Petraeus' stunning decision to resign as CIA director after admitting to an extramarital affair late last week. Published November 14, 2012

President Obama presents a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., during a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama lays wreath in Arlington, honors veterans' sacrifice

President Obama observed Veterans Day on Sunday by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and promising the post-9/11 generation of veterans and their families that America will care for them "as long as they walk this Earth." Published November 11, 2012

**FILE** Gen. David Petraeus is seen in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair

CIA Director David H. Petraeus has resigned due to having had an extramarital affair, ending the government career of one of the nation's highest-profile leaders in the decade-long war on terror and adding a question mark to the list of vacancies in President Obama's post-election Cabinet reshuffle. Published November 9, 2012

President Obama speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

Obama: Extend middle-class tax cuts now

In his first public appearance since his re-election Tuesday night, President Obama called on Congress Friday to extend tax cuts for the middle class immediately as part of a deal on deficit reduction and spending cuts, a move Republican lawmakers have opposed. Published November 9, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Nov. 7, 2012, at his election night party in Chicago. (Associated Press)

Obama lies low as calls for fiscal action grow

President Obama's first full day in Washington after his re-election was one of his least visible in memory, even as cries intensified on Capitol Hill for action to deal with the government's looming fiscal disaster. Published November 8, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks to the cheering crowd at his election-night victory party at McCormick Place in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama faces a more modest second term

President Obama won re-election in part because his supporters favor bigger government — but a divided Congress virtually ensures the president's initiatives in his second term will be far smaller in scale than Obamacare or an $821 billion plan to stimulate the economy.Divid Published November 7, 2012

Independent Angus King celebrates under a splash of champagne after winning the Senate seat vacated by Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democrats keep grasp on control of Senate

Republicans fell short Tuesday night of their goal of winning control of the Senate, after a campaign beset with weak candidate recruitment and self-inflicted gaffes in some of the GOP's most promising races. Published November 6, 2012

Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Problems, Panthers surface at Pa. polls

Problems at the polls surfaced early Tuesday in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, with Republican election monitors being turned away from polling places and members of the New Black Panther Party appearing at voting sites in Philadelphia. Published November 6, 2012

President Obama (right) and former President Bill Clinton shake hands onstage during a campaign event at Capitol Square in Concord, N.H., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's pitch: Slow but steady gains for middle class

With the economy stuck in low gear and deficits soaring, President Obama's closing argument to voters for his re-election Tuesday is that he is moving the nation on the fairest path for the middle class, however slowly. Published November 4, 2012

The half of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge attached to Brooklyn is lit while the half attached to Staten Island is dark in New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 96 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 3.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. The cost of the storm could exceed $18 billion in New York alone. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Obama seeks votes as complaints mount over storm response

Facing questions about his campaigning for re-election while millions of Americans still await government relief efforts from superstorm Sandy, President Obama said Saturday that one of the disaster's positive results was "leaders of different political parties working together to fix what's broken." Published November 3, 2012

** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd during a rally for President Barack Obama at Palm Beach State College Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Lake Worth, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters)

Obama points to Clinton's example in final days of race

In the final days of the campaign, President Obama has found a role model: Bill Clinton. At every campaign stop in the waning days of the race, Mr. Obama has inserted a new reference to Mr. Clinton in his speeches, pointing to the 42nd president as the best example of a leader whose policies built a strong economy. Published November 2, 2012