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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

Iran talks not set up, Obama’s camp says

The White House denied a report that it set up direct talks with Iran about its nuclear program, but that didn't halt a flurry of speculation Sunday. Published October 21, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks April 18, 2012, at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Dr. Obama: Rival has 'Rom-nesia'

Losing support among women voters and falling behind in the key battleground state of Virginia, President Obama mocked Republican rival Mitt Romney Friday as a candidate who's apparently forgotten his past conservative stances on women's issues, a condition the president called "Rom-nesia." Published October 19, 2012

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at a campaign stop, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Voters unsure of Obama's agenda

Ask voters to describe what a second Obama term would look like, and even some of the president's most ardent supporters have a hard time painting a picture. Published October 18, 2012

President Obama talks with host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 'We weren't confused' about cause of Libya attack

President Obama said Thursday the deaths of four Americans at the hands of terrorists in Libya was "not optimal" and rejected accusations that his administration appeared confused about the cause of the attack. Published October 18, 2012

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

Obama yet to confirm ‘terrorist’ act in Libya

Despite holding numerous public events including a speech at the U.N. and two presidential debates, President Obama still hasn't publicly and plainly acknowledged to Americans that terrorists killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11. Published October 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves with his wife, Ann, during a Oct. 7, 2012, campaign rally in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Associated Press)

In battleground states, race is now hand-to-hand combat

Since President Obama's lackluster showing at the first debate two weeks ago, the race has tightened across the board, both in national surveys and where it matters most — in the 11 battleground states that will decide the election. Published October 15, 2012

Romney dogs Obama with response to Libya attack

Mitt Romney on Thursday elevated the Benghazi terrorist attack to the forefront of the presidential campaign, saying President Obama and his campaign are politicizing the issue rather than explaining why the administration botched the initial response. Published October 11, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks during a Oct. 11, 2012, campaign event at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama ridicules Romney for 'extreme makeover'

President Obama mocked Republican rival Mitt Romney on Thursday as a candidate who was "kidding" when he proposed large tax cuts and other conservative agenda items in the GOP primary. Published October 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Oct. 9, 2012, during a campaign rally in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Obama tries to win back women voters, hits Romney on abortion

With President Obama losing his advantage among female voters, his campaign aides Wednesday resurrected attacks on Mitt Romney over abortion and women's rights, claiming the Republican nominee is hiding his true positions. Published October 10, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney arrives to brief reporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House defends initial reaction to Libya attacks

President Obama's spokesman said Wednesday that the White House was not avoiding a politically damaging admission when officials resisted describing the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed four Americans as the work of terrorists. Published October 10, 2012

President Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Denver on Oct. 4, 2012. (Associated Press)

Reeling from round one, Obama goes back on attack

Reeling from his widely panned performance in the first presidential debate, President Obama and his campaign team Thursday sought to reassure unnerved supporters and to blame the president's difficulties on the shiftiness of Republican rival Mitt Romney. Published October 4, 2012

Reeling from round one, Obama goes back on attack

Reeling from his widely panned performance in the first presidential debate, President Obama and his campaign team Thursday sought to reassure unnerved supporters and to blame the president's difficulties on the shiftiness of Republican rival Mitt Romney. Published October 4, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney participate Oct. 3, 2012, in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver. (Associated Press)

Romney attacks Obama's 'trickle down government' in first debate

Claiming he's the true champion of a middle class that's being "crushed" under President Obama, Mitt Romney went straight at the president Wednesday in the first debate of the campaign, saying his four years in office have doubled the deficit and left the economy gasping. Published October 3, 2012

Judge blocks Pa.'s new voter ID requirement

Dealing a blow to Republicans' hopes of carrying Pennsylvania in the presidential election, a judge Tuesday blocked the state from enforcing its GOP-backed voter identification law in November. Published October 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has also been his debate practice partner, on his campaign charter plane en route Denver, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Fact-checkers will have hands full during Obama-Romney debates

At some point in the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama likely will claim 90 percent of the federal debt that has piled up during his presidency is a consequence of the policies of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush. Published October 1, 2012

**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets July 29, 2012, with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney discuss Iran with Netanyahu

President Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone Friday, after failing to take the opportunity to meet with him in person during a visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York earlier this week. Published September 28, 2012

Obama focuses on campaigning, fundraising

If not for sports champions and terrorists, President Obama's public schedule for September would be nearly empty of official events, as he devoted most of his time to campaigning for re-election. Published September 27, 2012