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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 Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama urges Israel, Egypt leaders to 'de-escalate' Gaza violence

With Middle East tensions rising as Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants, President Obama appealed Wednesday to Israel's prime minister to avoid civilian casualties and asked Egypt's president for help in calming the situation. Published November 14, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: GOP resistance may trigger second recession

As he prepares to meet Friday with congressional leaders on finding a way to avert the looming "fiscal cliff," President Obama warned that the U.S. will plunge into a second recession if the GOP refuses to go along with his proposal to raise taxes only on wealthier Americans. Published November 14, 2012

President Obama presents a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., during a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama lays wreath in Arlington, honors veterans' sacrifice

President Obama observed Veterans Day on Sunday by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and promising the post-9/11 generation of veterans and their families that America will care for them "as long as they walk this Earth." Published November 11, 2012

**FILE** Gen. David Petraeus is seen in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair

CIA Director David H. Petraeus has resigned due to having had an extramarital affair, ending the government career of one of the nation's highest-profile leaders in the decade-long war on terror and adding a question mark to the list of vacancies in President Obama's post-election Cabinet reshuffle. Published November 9, 2012

President Obama speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

Obama: Extend middle-class tax cuts now

In his first public appearance since his re-election Tuesday night, President Obama called on Congress Friday to extend tax cuts for the middle class immediately as part of a deal on deficit reduction and spending cuts, a move Republican lawmakers have opposed. Published November 9, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Nov. 7, 2012, at his election night party in Chicago. (Associated Press)

Obama lies low as calls for fiscal action grow

President Obama's first full day in Washington after his re-election was one of his least visible in memory, even as cries intensified on Capitol Hill for action to deal with the government's looming fiscal disaster. Published November 8, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks to the cheering crowd at his election-night victory party at McCormick Place in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama faces a more modest second term

President Obama won re-election in part because his supporters favor bigger government — but a divided Congress virtually ensures the president's initiatives in his second term will be far smaller in scale than Obamacare or an $821 billion plan to stimulate the economy.Divid Published November 7, 2012

Independent Angus King celebrates under a splash of champagne after winning the Senate seat vacated by Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democrats keep grasp on control of Senate

Republicans fell short Tuesday night of their goal of winning control of the Senate, after a campaign beset with weak candidate recruitment and self-inflicted gaffes in some of the GOP's most promising races. Published November 6, 2012

** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Problems, Panthers surface at Pa. polls

Problems at the polls surfaced early Tuesday in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, with Republican election monitors being turned away from polling places and members of the New Black Panther Party appearing at voting sites in Philadelphia. Published November 6, 2012

President Obama (right) and former President Bill Clinton shake hands onstage during a campaign event at Capitol Square in Concord, N.H., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's pitch: Slow but steady gains for middle class

With the economy stuck in low gear and deficits soaring, President Obama's closing argument to voters for his re-election Tuesday is that he is moving the nation on the fairest path for the middle class, however slowly. Published November 4, 2012

The half of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge attached to Brooklyn is lit while the half attached to Staten Island is dark in New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 96 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 3.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. The cost of the storm could exceed $18 billion in New York alone. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Obama seeks votes as complaints mount over storm response

Facing questions about his campaigning for re-election while millions of Americans still await government relief efforts from superstorm Sandy, President Obama said Saturday that one of the disaster's positive results was "leaders of different political parties working together to fix what's broken." Published November 3, 2012

** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd during a rally for President Barack Obama at Palm Beach State College Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Lake Worth, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters)

Obama points to Clinton's example in final days of race

In the final days of the campaign, President Obama has found a role model: Bill Clinton. At every campaign stop in the waning days of the race, Mr. Obama has inserted a new reference to Mr. Clinton in his speeches, pointing to the 42nd president as the best example of a leader whose policies built a strong economy. Published November 2, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters as he walks onstage for a campaign event at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Mr. Obama resumed his presidential campaign with travel to the key battleground states of Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada and Ohio today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama tries new tack in stump speech

After presiding over four straight trillion-dollar deficits and a stubbornly weak economic recovery, President Obama billed himself as the real candidate of change Thursday as his tight race against Republican Mitt Romney entered the final days of campaigning. Published November 1, 2012

President Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, N.H., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's endgame: Hard sell of record, ridicule of rival

In the homestretch of his final campaign, President Obama has ditched the language of lower expectations once prominent in his stump speech, focusing instead on a repackaged jobs plan and adding a heavy dose of ridicule for Republican rival Mitt Romney. Published October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama, accompanied by American Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern, gestures while speaking during the his visit to the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross National Headquarter to discuss superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, an opportunity to take charge in a crisis

Although Hurricane Sandy blew President Obama's re-election campaign far off its charted course, Mr. Obama had the advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney Tuesday by taking on the presidential role of coordinating emergency relief efforts across the Eastern seaboard. Published October 30, 2012

President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after returning to the White House from a campaign stop in Florida to monitor Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama advisers say president leads early voting in Iowa, Nevada

President Obama's campaign advisers said Monday he has a clear advantage in Iowa and Nevada as early voting in battleground states kicks into high gear, while Republican nominee Mitt Romney has an edge in Colorado, and the impact of early voting is less certain in Ohio and Florida. Published October 29, 2012

President Obama reaches for his beer on the bar as he greets patrons during an unscheduled visit to the Common Man Merrimack restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Merrimack, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama believers wait and wonder

Since he began campaigning for re-election more than a year ago, President Obama has worried aloud that his supporters may have lost enthusiasm because of the slow pace of the changes he promised. Published October 28, 2012

President Obama reaches over to greets supporters on the tarmac upon his arrival Oct. 25, 2012, on Air Force One at Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama struggles to be a strong voice for women; Romney gains support

With a poll showing his once-sizable lead among female voters is gone, a raspy-voiced President Obama rallied supporters Thursday in three battleground states, warning repeatedly that Republican rival Mitt Romney would roll back women's rights and repeal the health care benefits they've been given under his signature health care law. Published October 25, 2012

President Obama reacts as he is introduced at a campaign stop at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Mr. Obama is on a two-day campaign blitz across six battleground states. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Obama says Latino vote is key to victory, vows immigration reform in 2013

The Obama campaign's reliance on Hispanic voters in the upcoming election was on full display Wednesday as President Obama dangled the prospect of immigration reform next year, and a top aide predicted that the country's fast-growing number of minority voters will propel the president to a second term over rival Mitt Romney next month. Published October 24, 2012