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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, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

House GOP: Obama student-loan event 'reeks of desperation'

House Republicans accused President Obama of "stunning cynicism" Wednesday for planning an event at the White House with college students to highlight a potential increase in student-loan rates this summer, reprising an issue from last year's re-election campaign. Published May 29, 2013

**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks with reporters as he leaves the weekly Democratic Caucus Lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

Republicans prepare to clash with Obama over court 'packing’

There was a deceptive lull in the undeclared war between President Obama and Republicans over judicial nominations when the Senate confirmed the president's first nominee to the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Published May 28, 2013

President Barack Obama participates in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Honor veterans in a nation 'still at war' on Memorial Day

As Americans nationwide honored fallen military service members on Memorial Day, including two former Navy SEALs killed in the terror attack in Benghazi, President Obama called on the country to recognize the sacrifices of troops serving in Afghanistan. Published May 27, 2013

President Obama talks about national security on May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring America at a "crossroads" in the fight against terrorism, the president revealed clearer guidelines for the use of deadly drone strikes, including more control by the U.S. military, while leaving key details of the controversial program secret. (Associated Press)

Obama: Reporters shouldn't face legal risks for doing their jobs

Under fire for the Justice Department's broad investigations of the news media, President Obama said Thursday he has called on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to review the probes and convene a meeting with media representatives. Published May 23, 2013

Senate OKs judge for D.C. circuit on 97-0 vote

Senators voted 97-0 Thursday to confirm Srikanth Srinivasan to a judgeship on the vitally important U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after Republicans relented and allowed the vote to go forward this week. Published May 23, 2013

**FILE** Chicago billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker, President Obama's pick for Commerce Secretary, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 23, 2013, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on her nomination. (Associated Press)

Commerce nominee Pritzker downplays role in management of failed bank

Commerce secretary-nominee Penny Pritzker told lawmakers Thursday that she regrets the losses suffered by customers of a failed bank she once led, but a lawyer for the depositors said the bank's owners never fully reimbursed them or the government. Published May 23, 2013

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 22, 2013, before the House Oversight the Government Reform Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. (Associated Press)

Political appointee's hands-off excuse is rejected at IRS hearing

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman's testimony that he deliberately kept himself in the dark about the tax service's brewing scandal runs counter to the responsibilities of agency heads regardless of whether they are political appointees, some government analysts said. Published May 22, 2013

President Obama (right) and Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. stand onstage during the  college's 129th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama to black graduates: Don't use racism as an excuse

Speaking at an historically black college, President Obama said Sunday he sometimes blamed his youthful failings on racism and urged the all-male class of graduates to look up to black male role models such a filmmaker Spike Lee. Published May 19, 2013

Graduating senior Leland Shelton is congratulated during Morehouse College 2013 commencement exercises. 
(Associated Press)

Obama at Morehouse: Black men cannot use racism as a crutch

Speaking at a historically black college, President Obama said Sunday that he sometimes blamed his youthful failings on racism and urged graduates to look up to black male role models such as filmmaker Spike Lee. Published May 19, 2013

President Obama speaks at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore on May 17, 2013, during his second "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour." (Associated Press)

Obama tries to talk economy amid din of scandal

While much of Washington was riveted Friday on a Republican-led congressional hearing into abuse of power by the IRS, President Obama traveled to Baltimore to promote a jobs plan and decry lawmakers for "chasing every fleeting issue." Published May 17, 2013

**FILE** Danny Werfel (Associated Press)

Obama names Werfel as acting IRS head

President Obama Thursday appointed Daniel Werfel as acting Commissioner of the IRS, moving swiftly to try to stem the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups. Published May 16, 2013

Obama orders military brass to end 'scourge' of sex assault

Convening a White House meeting on sexual assault in the military, President Obama said Thursday that top Defense Department officials are "ashamed" and that he has ordered them to eliminate the "scourge." Published May 16, 2013

Marines hold umbrellas as President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama shifts Benghazi blame to Congress, demands security funding

Standing in a drizzle that seemed to define his bad week, President Obama called on Congress on Thursday to boost security at U.S. embassies around the globe, seeking to deflect the issue onto lawmakers as the controversy simmers over the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in September. Published May 16, 2013

**FILE** Libyans walk Sept. 12, 2012, on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Associated Press)

White House releases Benghazi emails, documents

The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday in an effort to quiet criticism that President Obama and his aides downplayed the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Published May 15, 2013