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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

**FILE** President Obama speaks Sept. 12, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama's 'tested and proven' foreign-policy claim put to test

In accepting his party's renomination a week ago, President Obama called himself a "tested and proven" leader in a dangerous world of threats from abroad, especially from the terrorist-spawning Middle East. But a week later, with Muslim protests flaring at U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and with four Americans killed in Libya, the gentler foreign policy pillar upon which Mr. Obama supports his re-election bid is in danger of toppling. Published September 13, 2012

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims in Egypt. Arabic on the wall reads, "anyone but God's prophet." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Anti-Islam film called flimsy pretext for mob violence

There have been numerous examples in recent years of Muslims reacting violently to perceived slights from the West against their faith, but some analysts doubt that the attacks on U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt on the anniversary of 9/11 fit neatly into this history of extremists defending the honor of Islam. Published September 12, 2012

** FILE ** In this Monday, April 11, 2011, file photo, U.S. envoy Chris Stevens stands in the lobby of the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Obama says 'absolutely no justification' for killing U.S. ambassador in Libya

President Obama indirectly criticized an anti-Muslim movie Wednesday that sparked violence against U.S. embassies in the Middle East, but he said there is "absolutely no justification" for the killings of four American diplomats in Libya, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens. Published September 12, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Obama denies refusal to meet Netanyahu

Seeking to calm a growing rift over Iran's nuclearization, President Obama spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour Tuesday night and later denied reports that he was refusing to meet Mr. Netanyahu in the U.S. this month. Published September 11, 2012

President Obama (right) sits with patrons (from left to right) John and Shirley Hill and Gerry and Jan Clark during his visit to Ossorio Bakery and Cafe in Cocoa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama uses Medicare study to court Florida seniors

Armed with a study by a former adviser, President Obama is stepping up his attacks on Republican rival Mitt Romney over the future health of Medicare as both campaigns battle for the votes of seniors that could decide the election. Published September 9, 2012

** FILE ** Passengers deplane from a US Airways jet at Philadelphia International Airport after the aircraft returned to the field on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, following a tip to authorities that an explosive liquid was on board. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

US Airways prevents military dog war hero from flying to DNC

A bomb-sniffing military dog that has served two tours in Afghanistan was refused passage on a U.S. commercial flight to the Democratic National Convention last week by a pilot who was concerned the K-9 could be aggressive. Published September 8, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 4, 2012, as he takes the stage for a campaign event at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama hopes for positive jobs report upon return to trail

Hoping for good economic news in the wake of his renomination at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will embark Friday on a three-day campaign trip to battleground states culminating in a bus tour of the crucial Interstate 4 corridor in Florida. Published September 6, 2012

A changed Obama reins in the rhetoric

President Obama's partisan tone on the campaign trail these days is a far cry from his idealism of 2004, when the fresh-faced Illinois state senator introduced himself to the nation with his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Published September 5, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 4, 2012, as he takes the stage for a campaign event at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama tells Virginia voters: 'You can choose my plan'

On his final campaign stop before heading to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama on Tuesday urged Virginia voters to defeat the forces of his opponents "who benefit from an unjust status quo." Published September 4, 2012

President Obama walks past debris on the sidewalks as he tours the Bridgewood neighborhood in LaPlace, La., in the Saint John the Baptist Parish, with local officials to survey the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama visits Louisiana to inspect damage by Isaac

In what the White House billed unconvincingly as a non-political trip, President Obama played catch-up Monday to Republican rival Mitt Romney by inspecting damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac and meeting with flood victims. Published September 3, 2012

President Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Ohio, Obama touts success of auto-industry bailout

As his allies in Big Labor savaged Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama told a heavily union crowd in this auto-manufacturing city Monday that he saved the industry while Mr. Romney would have allowed it to collapse. Published September 3, 2012

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama carries anti-war message to rallies

Campaigning in the adoring embrace of yet another college audience, President Obama blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney Sunday for ignoring the war in Afghanistan at the GOP convention, and suggested that his rival will prolong the war if elected president. Published September 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a victory rally, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Union Terminal in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Back on the stump in Ohio and Iowa, Romney and Obama trade jabs

Mitt Romney on Saturday aimed to keep his post-convention momentum going with a campaign stop in the battleground state of Ohio, while President Obama countered with the start of a campaign march through four swing states that he hopes will inject a jolt of energy into his re-election bid ahead of the Democratic National Convention next week in North Carolina. Published September 1, 2012

President Obama walks Aug. 31, 2012, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Biggs Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, with Gen. Lloyd Austin (right), vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, to greet members of the military and their families. (Associated Press)

Obama marks Iraq war end with troops

Seeking to reclaim the spotlight a day after Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama delivered an election-year reminder Friday that he kept his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. Published August 31, 2012

President Obama stops to greet campaign workers at the Obama for America field office in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama hits the road to reclaim spotlight

After three days of claiming to ignore a parade of Republicans bashing his record, President Obama will take to the road Friday for five straight days of campaigning in battleground states on the way to accepting his renomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next Thursday. Published August 30, 2012

In this Friday, July 29, 2011, photo, President Barack Obama walks down a ramp after delivering a speech at a gathering where he announced new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks at the Washington Convention Center in Washington.The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, by the Obama administration. The new rules would require the fleet of new cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Regulations to boost auto MPG, price tag

The Obama administration on Tuesday released final regulations forcing automakers to more than double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025 — and adding at least $1,800 to their price tags. Published August 28, 2012