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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

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, June 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama blunders into his own 'Katrina'

A perfect storm of blunders, broken promises and rebellion in his own party over Obamacare is raising doubts about whether President Obama can recover from the monthlong debacle to govern effectively in his second term. Published November 17, 2013

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Biden, Hagan avoid Obamacare woes at N.C. fundraiser

At a fundraiser in North Carolina Friday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and home-state Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan avoided any mention of the subject of Obamacare that is threatening her reelection. Published November 15, 2013

**FILE** President Obama shakes hands with the new director of the U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson after she was sworn in by Vice President Joseph R. Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 27, 2013. Pierson is the first female director in the agency's 148-year history. (Associated Press)

Obama backs Secret Service head after second sex scandal

The White House said Friday that President Obama, faced with a second sex scandal in the Secret Service in less than two years, still has confidence in the first female director of his protective service. Published November 15, 2013

President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza) ** FILE **

Bill Clinton, other Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

In a startling rebuke to President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other Democrats picked apart Obamacare on Tuesday as privacy concerns about the program's website multiplied and a video investigation suggested fraudulence among volunteers helping people enroll for government subsidies. Published November 12, 2013

President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, during a Veterans Day ceremony.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pledges aid to returning troops on Veterans Day

As his administration struggles to keep its promise on providing veterans' benefits, President Obama marked Veterans Day with a pledge to care for those returning from war in Afghanistan. Published November 11, 2013

** FILE ** Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds back tears as he gives his concession speech in Richmond, Va., after losing the governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Obamacare an effective GOP weapon in Ken Cuccinelli's campaign

Democrats spent heavily to win Virginia's governorship, but Republicans said Wednesday that the closer-than-expected loss by state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II provided a clear demonstration of how they can exploit the unpopularity of Obamacare next year to win the congressional midterm elections. Published November 6, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A whole lotta ifs, ands or buts as excuses mount for Obamacare

The systemwide defects in Obamacare mounted Monday, from compounding enrollment problems to soaring insurance cancellations to breaches of privacy, as the Obama administration struggled to contain the political damage and repair its laughingstock health care website. Published November 4, 2013

** FILE ** In this Aug. 26, 2011, photo, a sign notifies customers that EBT (or Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards can be used at a store in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)

Oh SNAP: Food-stamp benefits cut for 48M Americans

Food-stamp benefits were cut Friday for about 48 million Americans, a move that the White House is decrying as an unnecessary blow to the poor forced by House Republicans. Published November 1, 2013

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell blasted the White House for imposing a "crushing burden" on small businesses under Obamacare. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Millions losing employer insurance not ruled out

The White House didn't rule out Thursday the possibility that millions of workers could lose their current employer-based health insurance under Obamacare, despite President Obama's assurance that only the smaller number of people who buy policies on the individual market would need to shop for new coverage. Published October 31, 2013

President Obama defends the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall as doubts rise about his pledge,"if you like your plan, you can keep it." Millions of Americans are starting to lose their health care coverage. (Associated Press)

Obama loses confidence of Americans; survey shows worst rating yet

The public's confidence in President Obama has fallen steadily in the error-prone first year of his second term, bracketed by a weak economy and his retreat on vows ranging from a missile attack against Syria to allowing Americans to keep their health plans. Published October 30, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House: 'You can keep your plan' promise was not misleading

As millions of people receive notices that their health insurance is being canceled, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama didn't mislead the public when he promised everyone could keep his or her plan under Obamacare. Published October 29, 2013

Rockways residents float lanterns  containing handwritten personal messages in the water at the conclusion of "Rockaways Rising: Hands Scross the Sand," commemorating the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in New York. The actual one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is Tuesday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Obama praises Sandy response on one-year anniversary of storm

President Obama Tuesday praised his administration's response to Superstorm Sandy on the one-year anniversary of the disaster, in spite of reports that only a small fraction of federal aid has reached the devastated communities and victims. Published October 29, 2013