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Dave Boyer

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

Articles by Dave Boyer

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

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

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

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

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Obama told the audience that the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to pivot back to economy in speech

With his foreign policy under siege, President Obama will once again pivot back to the economy in a speech Thursday on the friendly confines of a college campus. Published September 30, 2014

Secret Service police officers walk outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Earlier, President Barack Obama said the Secret Service does "a great job." He says he is grateful for the "sacrifices" the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family. Obama made his comments Monday in the aftermath of Friday's security breach, when an intruder managed to jump the north fence of the White House and escape capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the presidential mansion. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Secret Service briefs Obama on fence-jumper incident

The head of the Secret Service briefed President Obama Thursday night on the agency's review of the intruder who jumped a fence at the White House and ran inside the residence. Published September 26, 2014