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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

** FILE ** In this Aug. 26, 2011, photo, a sign notifies customers that EBT (or Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards can be used at a store in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)

Oh SNAP: Food-stamp benefits cut for 48M Americans

Food-stamp benefits were cut Friday for about 48 million Americans, a move that the White House is decrying as an unnecessary blow to the poor forced by House Republicans. Published November 1, 2013

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell blasted the White House for imposing a "crushing burden" on small businesses under Obamacare. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Millions losing employer insurance not ruled out

The White House didn't rule out Thursday the possibility that millions of workers could lose their current employer-based health insurance under Obamacare, despite President Obama's assurance that only the smaller number of people who buy policies on the individual market would need to shop for new coverage. Published October 31, 2013

President Obama defends the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall as doubts rise about his pledge,"if you like your plan, you can keep it." Millions of Americans are starting to lose their health care coverage. (Associated Press)

Obama loses confidence of Americans; survey shows worst rating yet

The public's confidence in President Obama has fallen steadily in the error-prone first year of his second term, bracketed by a weak economy and his retreat on vows ranging from a missile attack against Syria to allowing Americans to keep their health plans. Published October 30, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House: 'You can keep your plan' promise was not misleading

As millions of people receive notices that their health insurance is being canceled, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama didn't mislead the public when he promised everyone could keep his or her plan under Obamacare. Published October 29, 2013

Rockways residents float lanterns  containing handwritten personal messages in the water at the conclusion of "Rockaways Rising: Hands Scross the Sand," commemorating the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in New York. The actual one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is Tuesday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Obama praises Sandy response on one-year anniversary of storm

President Obama Tuesday praised his administration's response to Superstorm Sandy on the one-year anniversary of the disaster, in spite of reports that only a small fraction of federal aid has reached the devastated communities and victims. Published October 29, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and French President Francois Hollande are among the U.S. allies who are upset at revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency was engaging in eavesdropping in their countries. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was so upset, she refused to attend a U.S. state dinner. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NSA spying sours relations with Germany, Brazil

Thanks to Edward Snowden, President Obama not only missed a big dinner date this week, but he's become the brunt of anger of world leaders gathering in Brussels. Published October 24, 2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, right, greet supporters of immigration reform after Obama spoke in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The president said now that the partial government shutdown is over, Republicans and Democrats should be able to work together to fix what he called "a broken immigration system."  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama lobbies again for immigration push

Trying to jump-start his second-term agenda, President Obama called on House lawmakers Thursday to approve comprehensive immigration reform, saying that current system "isn't fair." Published October 24, 2013

President Barack Obama reaches over to help Karmel Allison of San Diego who started to lose her balance while he was speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. The woman, who was standing with a group of supporters of the health care law, was helped away from the stage. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Caution: Obamacare may cause fainting

As the president spoke at length of the virtues of Obamacare, a young woman beneficiary of the program nearly fainted behind Mr. Obama on the steps of the White House Rose Garden. Published October 21, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, for and event with President Barack Obama on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Sebelius to appear before House on Obamacare on Oct. 30

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put off Republican lawmakers who want to question her about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare this week, instead agreeing to testify about the program's computer problems next week. Published October 21, 2013