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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

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. The president called for ending the government's control of phone data from millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama pot comments not meant to endorse legalization: White House

"The president's position on these matters hasn't changed," said press secretary Jay Carney. "He made clear that he sees it as a bad habit and a vice, and not something that he would encourage. He's not endorsing any specific move by a state, he's simply making an observation." Published January 22, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden delivers the keynote address at the National Action Network's (NAN) Annual King Day breakfast convened by the Rev. Al Sharpton, right,  in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

On MLK Day, Biden slams state voter ID laws

Vice President Joseph R. Biden criticized voter ID laws Monday, saying progress on civil rights and economic justice depend on minorities having unimpeded access to the ballot booth. Published January 20, 2014

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates signs copies of his new book: "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," during a book signing at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gates opposes Hill drive for new Iran sanctions

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that Congress should not impose new sanctions on Iran but should use the threat of tougher sanctions to force Tehran to complete a de-nuclearization agreement. Published January 17, 2014

Obama manufacturing push off to slow start

President Obama says he won't wait for Congress to spur economic growth, but the executive action he's promoting Wednesday to create jobs is off to a painfully slow start. Published January 15, 2014

Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, is concerned about President Obama's announcement outlining his national security policies. "If the speech is anything like what is being reported, the president will go down in history for having retained and defended George W. Bush's surveillance programs," he said. (Associated Press)

ACLU bashes Obama on NSA surveillance

A leading civil liberties group lashed out Wednesday after reports suggested that President Obama won't make major changes to government surveillance programs after months of review and hand-wringing over revelations by former spy-agency contractor Edward Snowden. Published January 15, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speak in Chicago. As the Obama era nears its final midterm elections, the campaign to succeed him has already begun: Prospective candidates on both sides have been quietly courting donors, taking steps to build an organization and making scouting trips to early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The official starting line, however, is likely a year away.  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Biden to lead delegation to Sharon funeral

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat who is also chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will join Vice President Joseph R. Biden in the presidential delegation attending the state funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the White House said Sunday. Published January 12, 2014

President Barack Obama listens as he has lunch with five young people at The Coupe restaurant in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The five are spearheading creative outreach efforts to connect with and help enroll young consumers through the Marketplaces or are interested in getting more involved with these efforts. Seated at the table with Obama are, from left, Anne Johnson, Andres Cruz, Obama, Jasmine Hicks, Tommy McFly and David Dimock. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President breaks bread with youth, shills Obamacare

The White House organized a lunch/photo op for President Obama Friday with five young people to drive home the administration's message about the importance of young adults enrolling in Obamacare. Published January 10, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Trenton. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

White House steers clear of Christie's traffic jam scandal

President Obama may have bonded with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over disaster aid, but the president wasn't offering his Republican buddy any words of encouragement Thursday as Mr. Christie grappled with a political disaster. Published January 9, 2014