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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

Obama traveling to Michigan to sign farm bill

As he prepared to sign the new farm bill, President Obama ordered his administration Friday to promote a new "Made in Rural America" initiative to promote exports and investment. Published February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Guest-in-chief Obama bids farewell to Jay Leno

Mr. Obama was the first sitting president to appear on a late-night show when he visited the "Tonight" show with Mr. Leno on March 19, 2009, only 58 days after taking office. The president has appeared six times on the show. Published February 6, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says no immigration deal until Obama enforces laws

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that until President Obama proves he's serious about enforcing immigration laws, it will be difficult to get a bill through the House this year — dealing a potentially fatal blow to the chances for action in 2014. Published February 6, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, speaks to reporters on Jan. 9, 2013, in Nashville. (Associated Press)

NLRB gives embattled unions 'ambush election' victory

Republicans and business groups blasted a decision Wednesday by the politically divided National Labor Relations Board to speed up the process for employees to form unions in “ambush elections.” Published February 5, 2014

**FILE** Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, front, and his brother, Jim Carroll, talk on their phones prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Obama congratulates Seahawks' Carroll on Super Bowl win

The White House said Mr. Obama "commended Coach Carroll and his team for a great game, and expressed how exciting it has been to watch the team play all season." Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Published February 4, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met President Obama on Monday just days after the Nevada Democrat opposed granting the president "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade deals in Asia and Europe with minimal input from Congress. The senator said trade was not discussed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama reaches out to Democratic leaders

Despite his vow to work around Congress, President Obama huddled Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to begin a week of meetings with congressional Democrats on legislative and political priorities where he needs their support. Published February 3, 2014

**FILE** President Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah share a light moment when they met on June 29, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama headed to Saudi Arabia in March

In an apparent effort to ease strained relations, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next month, the White House said Monday. Published February 3, 2014

Bill O'Reilly and President Obama (billoreilly.com)

Obama denies any wrongdoing on IRS, Benghazi

President Obama said Sunday there was "not even a smidgen" of corruption in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and that his team did not try to deceive the nation about the terrorist attack in Benghazi to aid his reelection bid in 2012. Published February 2, 2014

**FILE** President Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit on Dec. 4, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. (Associated Press)

President gets Obamacare blowback in online chat

In a format that's usually friendly to him, President Obama ran smack into complaints about Obamacare Friday from two citizens selected to ask him questions in a virtual "hangout" organized by the White House and the online service Google Plus. Published January 31, 2014