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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.

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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

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

GOP sees Democrats wavering on health insurance

The House's vote this week to delay both the employer and individual mandates exposed the cracks in Democrats' unity behind the health care law and provided Republicans a springboard to keep the pressure on both the Senate and President Obama ahead of next year's elections. Published July 18, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

After delay, Obama campaign bundler gets plum embassy post

President Obama on Thursday nominated a campaign bundler for U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, one year after the nominee withdrew from consideration amid charges of drunk driving and resisting arrest in Maryland. Published July 18, 2013

Amid delays, Obama pitches benefits of health law

Campaigning for the viability of his health care law, President Obama Thursday put on display at the White House families who have received rebate checks from their insurance companies, while ridiculing Republican lawmakers who are trying to repeal the program. Published July 18, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses during his daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jay Carney defends new IRS boss, downplays Times report

Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama has confidence in the man he's chosen to clean up the Internal Revenue Service. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** J. Russell George is the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration. (Associated Press)

IRS says tax snooper was no agency worker

Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the IRS said Tuesday that a case involving a deliberate breach of privacy was not committed by anyone working for the agency. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on July 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama takes case for immigration reform to Spanish language TV

President Obama on Tuesday intensified his summer campaign to pressure House Republicans to approve immigration reform, conducting interviews with several Spanish-language television anchors while his spokesman boasted that the Senate wouldn't have passed a bill without the president's leadership. Published July 16, 2013