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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

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**FILE** John Koskinen is seen outside the White House on March 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

Obama taps executive to head troubled IRS

President Obama announced Thursday he is appointing John Koskinen, a former official at Freddie Mac, as commissioner of the scandal-ridden Internal Revenue Service. Published August 1, 2013

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena displays a temporary document Thursday that allows Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia. (Associated Press)

With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. 'reset' policy

Russia granted temporary asylum Thursday to fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, prompting President Obama to threaten boycotting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raising criticism in Congress that the administration's "reset" with Moscow has failed. Published August 1, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 25, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

GOP pans Obama 'grand bargain' on taxes

Republican lawmakers blasted a proposal by President Obama Tuesday to cut corporate taxes in exchange for higher spending on job-training programs, calling it a revival of a failed plan that would raise taxes initially. Published July 30, 2013

Rev. Al Sharpton (center), accompanied by La Raza President Janet Murguia (right), National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial (left) and others, speaks during a news conference outside the West Wing of the White House on July 29, 2013, about the Voting Rights Act, after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. (Associated Press)

Obama vows fight on voting rights

President Obama told a gathering of civil rights leaders at the White House on Monday that his administration is committed to restoring legal protections for minority voting, and a Florida legislator who attended the meeting said his colleagues are motivated by the knowledge that slain black Florida teen Trayvon Martin would have been eligible to vote next year. Published July 29, 2013

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stands behind a makeshift barricade in Nasr City, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies, in Cairo on Monday, July 29, 2013. Europe's top diplomat urged Egypt's government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood as she worked Monday to mediate an end to the country's increasingly bloody crisis, while the mainly Islamist protesters calling for the return of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi massed for more protests. (Associated Press)

White House says no plans to cut Egypt aid

The Obama administration said Monday it has no plans to withdraw financial aid from Egypt after violence over the weekend killed more than 70 supporters of its ousted president. Published July 29, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama pauses as he speaks at the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s ‘phony’ scandals line draws GOP retort

With his job-approval numbers plummeting, President Obama is trying to reclaim the advantage in Washington by convincing the public that congressional Republicans are obsessed with "phony" scandals such as Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service at the expense of economic progress. Published July 25, 2013

President Obama speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Road trip: In Florida, Obama warns of shutdown

Promoting his economic agenda on the road for the second straight day, President Obama said Thursday that House Republicans are risking another financial crisis by threatening a government shutdown in September. Published July 25, 2013


Caroline Kennedy tapped as ambassador to Japan

President Obama announced Wednesday that he would nominate Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and a member of one of the Democratic Party's most famous political dynasties, as U.S. ambassador to Japan. Published July 24, 2013

President Obama takes a down moment in the Oval Office with his feet up. (Credit: Pete Souza)

Obama sputters on the economy, despite his rosy claims

President Obama will take to the road to justify his new economic plans Wednesday based on what aides call the "significant" progress of the past five years, but economic benchmarks during his presidency show a mixed bag of gains and setbacks on pocketbook issues. Published July 23, 2013

President Obama gestures during a news conference with South African President Jacob Zuma, not pictured, at the Union Building on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to campaign base: Get going pushing my agenda

President Obama gave supporters their marching orders for promoting his agenda Monday night, urging an advocacy group that was created from the remnants of his re-election campaign to get "fired up" for a summer lobbying effort. Published July 22, 2013

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is being investigated by federal prosecutors. (Associated Press)

Christine O'Donnell's case of suspected tax data breach is added to IRS investigation

The Treasury Department watchdog now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to re-interview former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with emerging facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups. Published July 21, 2013

Treasury Dept. auditor planning to interview Christine O'Donnell

The Treasury Department auditor now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to talk to former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with new facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups. Published July 21, 2013

** FILE ** In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to his senior staff to assert his expectations on ethics and conduct on the White House campus in Washington. Promising to reinvigorate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Obama, issued an executive order his first day in office, and told all federal agencies to adopt a "presumption in favor of disclosure." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

For now, Obama sidesteps Detroit bankruptcy

President Obama will travel to the Midwest this week to talk about economic revival, literally bypassing bankrupt Detroit, where he so far has resisted pleas for a federal bailout. Published July 21, 2013

President Oama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a "history that doesn't go away." (Associated Press)

President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Obama spoke at length Friday about the impact of the George Zimmerman trial and the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, talking of his own personal experiences with racism, saying it would be "useful" to review "stand your ground" laws and to renew efforts aimed at boosting the self-esteem of black boys. Published July 19, 2013