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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.

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White House Press secretary Josh Earnest said the GOP hasn't yet come to the table yet to discuss Social Security reform with President Obama. (Associated Press)

Obama will talk Social Security cap with GOP

The White House said Tuesday President Obama is willing to discuss with Republicans a measure to limit the growth of Social Security benefits, a proposal that Mr. Obama didn't even include in his fiscal 2016 budget plan after it drew a hostile reaction from Democrats. Published February 3, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Obama's budget would raise taxes, eliminate spending caps

President Obama is introducing a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday for fiscal 2016 that would eliminate what the White House called the "mindless austerity" of sequestration cuts and would raise taxes on capital gains and corporations doing business overseas. Published February 2, 2015

In a Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama says he won't accept budget that doesn't raise spending

With $3.999 trillion in total spending, more than $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and a host of controversial new spending, the 2016 budget President Obama submitted Monday amounted to a declaration of political war against Republicans on Capitol Hill, who flatly declared his plans dead. Published February 2, 2015

President Obama said that 99.9 percent of Muslims are peace-loving.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama says terrorists not motivated by true Islam

Criticized for avoiding the phrase "Islamic extremism," President Obama said he doesn't want to alienate the majority of peace-loving Muslims as the U.S. fights to defeat terrorist networks around the world. Published February 1, 2015

Smoke still rises from a destroyed house that was damaged in Saturday's shelling in the  Vostochniy district of Mariupol, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April 2014, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Black Sea still controlled by Ukrainian forces, has been a symbolic bulwark against the separatist advance that if captured by the rebels would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday's attack.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting

The Obama administration condemned new attacks by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine Thursday, and the European Union extended sanctions against Moscow and its allies because of the continued fighting. Published January 29, 2015

FILE- This file photo taken April 12, 2005 shows the oil platform Gilda is seen in federal waters in the Santa Barbara Channel off Ventura, Calif. The California Coastal Commission met on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 to get an update on offshore hydraulic fracturing, which has occurred at least a dozen times in federal waters since the 1990s. The contested practice involves injecting large amounts of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations to release oil. (AP Photo/The Santa Barbara News-Press, Steve Malone, file)

Obama wants to drill, baby, drill!

The Obama administration proposed Tuesday to open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling from Virginia to Georgia. Published January 27, 2015

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 27, it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Obama made the proposal as part of his State of the Union address. It was part of Obama's plan to consolidate and simplify a sometimes confusing array of tax breaks for college students. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

White House backs off plan to tax college savings

Republicans scored one of their first victories of the new Congress on Tuesday when the White House signaled it was abandoning a plan that would have raised taxes on a popular college-savings plan. Published January 27, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, to preside over India's annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Obama treated to Russian tanks at India parade

Just a day after agreeing to strengthen military ties with India, President Obama watched Russian military hardware on display Monday at India's annual Republic Day parade. Published January 26, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, smile as they talk during a reception in the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Green growth will help India's middle class

President Obama cautioned Indian and U.S. business executives Monday that increasing economic growth must benefit India's middle class while adhering to clean-energy standards. Published January 26, 2015

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit for tea after a stroll in the gardens of Hyderabad House, where the leaders held their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India) INDIA OUT

U.S., India reach agreement on nuclear power

President Obama announced a tentative agreement Sunday with India's prime minister to open the country to U.S. firms investing in commercial nuclear power, a step that they said underscores improved bilateral relations. Published January 25, 2015