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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

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama walks with French President Francois Hollande on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, during a state arrival ceremony for Hollande. Lauding the "enduring alliance" between the United States and France, President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed President Francois Hollande to the White House for a lavish state visit. The highly anticipated trip is taking place amid swirling speculation on both sides of the Atlantic about problems in Hollande's personal life. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama welcomes Hollande for state visit

President Obama welcomed French President Francois Hollande Tuesday for an official state visit, honoring the U.S. ally with a traditional arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Published February 11, 2014

Unions pressing for judges friendly to labor

Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations. Published February 11, 2014

Obama traveling to Michigan to sign farm bill

As he prepared to sign the new farm bill, President Obama ordered his administration Friday to promote a new "Made in Rural America" initiative to promote exports and investment. Published February 7, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says no immigration deal until Obama enforces laws

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that until President Obama proves he's serious about enforcing immigration laws, it will be difficult to get a bill through the House this year — dealing a potentially fatal blow to the chances for action in 2014. Published February 6, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Guest-in-chief Obama bids farewell to Jay Leno

Mr. Obama was the first sitting president to appear on a late-night show when he visited the "Tonight" show with Mr. Leno on March 19, 2009, only 58 days after taking office. The president has appeared six times on the show. Published February 6, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, speaks to reporters on Jan. 9, 2013, in Nashville. (Associated Press)

NLRB gives embattled unions 'ambush election' victory

Republicans and business groups blasted a decision Wednesday by the politically divided National Labor Relations Board to speed up the process for employees to form unions in “ambush elections.” Published February 5, 2014

**FILE** Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, front, and his brother, Jim Carroll, talk on their phones prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Obama congratulates Seahawks' Carroll on Super Bowl win

The White House said Mr. Obama "commended Coach Carroll and his team for a great game, and expressed how exciting it has been to watch the team play all season." Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Published February 4, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met President Obama on Monday just days after the Nevada Democrat opposed granting the president "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade deals in Asia and Europe with minimal input from Congress. The senator said trade was not discussed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama reaches out to Democratic leaders

Despite his vow to work around Congress, President Obama huddled Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to begin a week of meetings with congressional Democrats on legislative and political priorities where he needs their support. Published February 3, 2014