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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 (right) and Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stand onstage during the  college's 129th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama to black graduates: Don't use racism as an excuse

Speaking at an historically black college, President Obama said Sunday he sometimes blamed his youthful failings on racism and urged the all-male class of graduates to look up to black male role models such a filmmaker Spike Lee. Published May 19, 2013

President Obama speaks at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore on May 17, 2013, during his second "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour." (Associated Press)

Obama tries to talk economy amid din of scandal

While much of Washington was riveted Friday on a Republican-led congressional hearing into abuse of power by the IRS, President Obama traveled to Baltimore to promote a jobs plan and decry lawmakers for "chasing every fleeting issue." Published May 17, 2013

Obama orders military brass to end 'scourge' of sex assault

Convening a White House meeting on sexual assault in the military, President Obama said Thursday that top Defense Department officials are "ashamed" and that he has ordered them to eliminate the "scourge." Published May 16, 2013

**FILE** Danny Werfel (Associated Press)

Obama names Werfel as acting IRS head

President Obama Thursday appointed Daniel Werfel as acting Commissioner of the IRS, moving swiftly to try to stem the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups. Published May 16, 2013

Marines hold umbrellas as President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama shifts Benghazi blame to Congress, demands security funding

Standing in a drizzle that seemed to define his bad week, President Obama called on Congress on Thursday to boost security at U.S. embassies around the globe, seeking to deflect the issue onto lawmakers as the controversy simmers over the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in September. Published May 16, 2013

**FILE** Libyans walk Sept. 12, 2012, on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Associated Press)

White House releases Benghazi emails, documents

The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday in an effort to quiet criticism that President Obama and his aides downplayed the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Published May 15, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on May 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House: Have faith in government despite scandals

Under siege from a series of scandals, the White House urged Americans on Wednesday not to lose faith in their government and promised that the IRS would treat taxpayers fairly in the future. Published May 15, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks May 13, 2013, during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Scandals dog Obama even at police event

President Obama couldn't escape reminders of the IRS scandal Wednesday even at a ceremony to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Published May 15, 2013

President Obama speaks during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House on May 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

Scandals drown out Obama's message on economy

Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas? Don't worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either. Published May 14, 2013

President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, May 13, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where they talked about subjects ranging from Syria's civil war to preparations for a coming summit in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Benghazi cover-up charges a partisan 'sideshow,' president says

President Obama on Monday angrily denied a cover-up by his administration in downplaying the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and accused Republican lawmakers of carrying out a partisan "sideshow" by investigating it. Published May 13, 2013

The White House is pictured on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Washington. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

White House evacuated due to smoke

Journalists were evacuated from the White House Saturday morning when smoke from a malfunctioning electrical transformer set off an alarm, but the First Family was not affected. Published May 11, 2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry upon his arrival at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama's Texas trip an attempt to refocus on jobs, economy

President Obama's aides dislike the word "pivot" for its implication that he focuses on one priority at a time — but Mr. Obama's trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday is indisputably an effort to return attention to the economy after a spring overshadowed by gun control and other issues. Published May 8, 2013