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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

R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas. (Associated Press photographs)

Taxpayers foot $3M bill for Obama golf trips

President Obama's trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone, according to Air Force records. Published April 30, 2014

Low-wage workers rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 28, 2014, to urge Congress to raise the minimum wage as lawmakers return to Washington following a two-week hiatus. Democrats been pushing to lift the minimum wage but even if any legislation is passed in the Senate, it is certain to be ignored in the Republican-controlled House.  (AP Photo)

Obama praises Hawaii for raising minimum wage to $10.10

Ahead of a Senate vote on increasing the federal minimum wage, President Obama Wednesday hailed the legislature in Hawaii for raising the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and called on congressional Republicans to follow suit. Published April 30, 2014

**FILE** Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman (right), accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 4, 2014. (Associated Press)

Obamacare kept economy afloat after rough winter: White House

President Obama's top economic adviser Wednesday blamed the harsh winter for a drastic slowdown in the economy in the first three months of the year, and said it would have been worse without Obamacare spurring consumer spending. Published April 30, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks April 28, 2014, about the budget and the economy at George Washington University in Washington. (Associated Press)

Biden rips Ryan budget plan

Vice President Joseph R. Biden gave the Democrats' predictable opening salvo Monday against the House Republicans' proposed budget, telling an audience of college students that the GOP favors the wealthy. Published April 28, 2014

Protesters stand outside of the University of Malaya before the arrival of President Obama at a town hall style event with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Obama's Asia trade push falters, catches heat

President Obama encountered more opposition Sunday to his centerpiece Pacific Rim free-trade deal, a pact that he failed to bring across the finish line as he nears the end of his weeklong tour of Asia. Published April 27, 2014

With a Malaysian flag behind him, President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Malaya University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama defends Malaysia's hunt for missing flight 370

President Obama on Sunday defended the Malaysian government's handling of its search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying officials are working hard to find the plane believed to be at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Published April 27, 2014