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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

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**FILE** President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, sit during a ceremony to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks on Feb. 27, 2013, in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. (Associated Press)

Friday's sequester meeting to provide cover for Obama, lawmakers

With $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts due to start kicking in at midnight, President Obama will sit down with congressional leaders at the White House Friday morning to discuss ways to avoid those cuts. It will be their first face-to-face meeting on the subject, although they've known for two months that the deadline was approaching. Published February 28, 2013

** FILE ** In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Obama says sequesters might not be felt right away

After warning the public for weeks of the dire consequences of automatic budget cuts, President Obama told business leaders Wednesday night that many people won't feel the impact immediately. Published February 28, 2013

Republican leaders' sequester 'meeting' with Obama: Seven minutes

Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a "meeting." Published February 27, 2013

President Obama speaks about automatic defense budget cuts during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Newport News, Va., on Feb. 26, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama goes politicking against spending cuts

Employing campaign-style tactics, President Obama told shipyard workers in Newport News, Va., on Tuesday that Republican lawmakers and their opposition to higher taxes are to blame for looming economy-damaging budget cuts. Published February 26, 2013

President Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes new tax revenues to avoid sequester cuts

Seeking to avoid $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that begin to kick in Friday, President Obama urged the nation's governors Monday to lean on congressional Republicans to accept more tax increases as part of a deal that he said would save Americans from economic harm. Published February 25, 2013

President Obama speaks on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the White House about the sequester as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts. (Associated Press)

Obama says panel will halt 'tricks' to block voters

President Obama said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state officials from engaging in "new tricks" that discourage minorities from voting. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** The Supreme Court in Washington is seen June 27, 2012. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court to hear GOP challenge to campaign finance limits

In a new test of campaign donors' free-speech rights, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will consider a case challenging the limit on how much individuals are allowed to donate to federal candidates and political parties. Published February 19, 2013

President Obama presents a 2012 Citizens Medal to Donna and Carlos Soto, the parents of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto, on Feb. 15, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama honors victims of Newtown with presidential medal

Building his case for gun control, President Obama presented the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously Friday to the six educators slain in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Published February 15, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Feb. 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama cites his absent father in gun control plea

Describing absent fathers as a contributing factor to gun violence, President Obama told a Chicago audience Friday that he wished his own father hadn't abandoned him as a child. Published February 15, 2013

President Obama speaks about education on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. The president is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he highlighted in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama calls for nationwide expansion of preschool education

Taking his push for expanded early childhood education to a Republican-dominated state, President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to enact a sweeping program to extend preschool classes to every child in the United States. Published February 14, 2013

**FILE** Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of civilians, military and police raided the Brigades base. The attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen, including Islamic extremists, who run rampant in their cities. (Associated Press)

Obama extends sanctions against Libya

Declaring that the situation in Libya still poses a threat to the U.S., President Obama on Wednesday extended for another year emergency sanctions against that nation in the wake of the fall of the regime of Muammar Gadhafi. Published February 13, 2013

‘Recess’ pair renominated to National Relations Labor Board

President Obama on Wednesday renominated two Democratic members of the National Labor Relations Board whose recess appointments were ruled unconstitutional — the same day House Republicans moved to temporarily shut down the agency. Published February 13, 2013