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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

As Barack Obama enters the twilight of his presidency, he presides over an America vastly different from the one he envisioned building during his 2008 campaign that promised to empower everyday Americans on Main Street over wealthy bankers and investors on Wall Street. (Associated Press)

Obama rules cost $181.5B in 2014: report

The Obama administration pushed through $181.5 billion in new or expanded regulations in 2014, according to a new report from a conservative think that said California, Texas and Ohio were hardest hit by the additional red tape. Published January 6, 2015

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama, congressional leaders to meet next week

President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House early next week for a meeting on legislative priorities in the new Republican-led Congress. Published January 6, 2015

President Barack Obama hosts a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president is looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing the changing policies on immigration and Cuba. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mexican president offers Obama help with amnesty documents

Mexico's president told President Obama Tuesday that his government will supply the documents necessary for millions of illegal Mexican immigrants to prove they've been living in the U.S. prior to 2010, to help them qualify for Mr. Obama's deportation amnesty. Published January 6, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama would reject the Keystone and Obamacare bills if they reach his desk and blamed Republican leaders for forcing early showdowns with the president. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens to veto Keystone, Obamacare bills

Setting up an immediate confrontation with the Republican majorities in Congress, the White House on Tuesday threatened to veto bipartisan bills calling for completion of the Keystone oil pipeline and altering Obamacare's definition of a full-time job. Published January 6, 2015

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama leaves town as GOP-led Congress moves in

Setting an adversarial tone for his relations with the Republican majorities in Congress, President Obama has no definite plans to meet with GOP leaders, vows to escalate his executive actions and is leaving Washington this week to promote his agenda just as Congress is sworn in. Published January 5, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise served in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a 2002 convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House: Steve Scalise post 'says a lot' about GOP

The White House said Monday that House Republicans' selection of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana "says a lot about who they are," but refused to say whether Mr. Scalise should step down over giving a speech to a white supremacist group in 2002. Published January 5, 2015

Conservatives increasingly are balking at the idea of granting President Obama any powers given his far-reaching executive actions, which included granting deportation amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after the midterm elections. (Associated Press)

Obama executive actions put Asia free trade deal at risk

President Obama's increasing use of executive power could backfire in the new Congress as he seeks to persuade lawmakers to grant him special authority to negotiate his long-sought, mammoth free trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations. Published January 1, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is one of three Republicans requesting a federal audit of the EB-5 visa program before its reauthorization next year. (Associated Press)

Visas for wealthy soar under Obama despite fraud concerns

While President Obama's grant of amnesty for nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is drawing furious criticism, a little-known visa program for wealthy foreign investors also is mushrooming on his watch despite a history of fraud and concerns in Congress about potential national security risks. Published December 29, 2014

Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman speaks about the economy during the White House daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House takes credit for improving economy

The White House took credit Tuesday for an improving economic outlook in the third quarter, while acknowledging that falling gas prices also are helping. Published December 23, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama administration: 'Year of action' a success

Two top aides to President Obama hailed his "year of action" as a success Monday, saying the president took more than 80 executive actions without Congress to help the middle class. Published December 22, 2014

FBI Director James B. Comey speaks during a news conference in Portland, Ore., in this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

FBI formally blames North Korea in Sony hack

The FBI said Friday that North Korea is responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures that led the studio to cancel the release of a movie. Published December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Most black people don't use racism as an excuse

Before flying off to Hawaii for a two-week vacation, President Obama said Friday that most "good" blacks understand America's history of slavery and segregation isn't an excuse for their current challenges. Published December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Hollywood weak, Boston strong

President Obama said Friday that the U.S. will retaliate against North Korea for its cyberattack against Sony Pictures, and he thinks the movie studio "made a mistake" by canceling the release of a movie in response to the hacking. Published December 19, 2014