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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 and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 2, 2014, to their joint news conference in the Rose Garden. Obama and Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Merkel: Still 'differences' with U.S. on snooping

With President Obama standing beside her, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she still has "differences of opinion" with the U.S. over the level of spying needed to combat terrorism. Published May 2, 2014

The White House said Thursday that there are no further complications in President Obama's relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel since she expressed deep resentment last year over revelations that the National Security Agency had spied on her personal and professional communications. The two will hold a joint press conference Friday after four hours of scheduled meetings (Associated Press)

Talk of Russia to dominate Obama, Merkel meeting

The crisis in Ukraine, and Germany's reluctance to impose deeper sanctions on Russia, will dominate a meeting Friday when President Obama hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. Published May 1, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, during his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.  (AP Photo)

Boehner: Kerry must answer for concealing key Benghazi email

House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday demanded that Secretary of State John F. Kerry testify to Congress about why his department hid a key email that seems to show the White House tainted the talking points following the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. Published May 1, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Carney was asked several questions about the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett. (AP Photo)

White House under fire again on Benghazi emails

For the second straight day, the White House struggled to explain its rationale for withholding an email from Congress that detailed Susan E. Rice's infamous "talking points" about the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Published May 1, 2014

** FILE ** This Sept 13, 2012, file photo shows the inside of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

White House denies memo connected to Benghazi

The White House said Wednesday it withheld an email from Congress and the media regarding Susan Rice's infamous "talking points" about the terrorist attack in Benghazi because the memo did not deal directly with the attack. Published April 30, 2014

R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas. (Associated Press photographs)

Taxpayers foot $3M bill for Obama golf trips

President Obama's trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone, according to Air Force records. Published April 30, 2014

Low-wage workers rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 28, 2014, to urge Congress to raise the minimum wage as lawmakers return to Washington following a two-week hiatus. Democrats been pushing to lift the minimum wage but even if any legislation is passed in the Senate, it is certain to be ignored in the Republican-controlled House.  (AP Photo)

Obama praises Hawaii for raising minimum wage to $10.10

Ahead of a Senate vote on increasing the federal minimum wage, President Obama Wednesday hailed the legislature in Hawaii for raising the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and called on congressional Republicans to follow suit. Published April 30, 2014

**FILE** Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman (right), accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 4, 2014. (Associated Press)

Obamacare kept economy afloat after rough winter: White House

President Obama's top economic adviser Wednesday blamed the harsh winter for a drastic slowdown in the economy in the first three months of the year, and said it would have been worse without Obamacare spurring consumer spending. Published April 30, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks April 28, 2014, about the budget and the economy at George Washington University in Washington. (Associated Press)

Biden rips Ryan budget plan

Vice President Joseph R. Biden gave the Democrats' predictable opening salvo Monday against the House Republicans' proposed budget, telling an audience of college students that the GOP favors the wealthy. Published April 28, 2014

Protesters stand outside of the University of Malaya before the arrival of President Obama at a town hall style event with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Obama's Asia trade push falters, catches heat

President Obama encountered more opposition Sunday to his centerpiece Pacific Rim free-trade deal, a pact that he failed to bring across the finish line as he nears the end of his weeklong tour of Asia. Published April 27, 2014