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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 offers a toast during a State Dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

That's rich: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama. Published January 7, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama resubmits more than 80 nominees

President Obama reoffered 64 judicial and 22 executive-branch nominees Monday, renewing his efforts to win swift confirmation for his nominees after Democrats eased Senate rules in November. Published January 6, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney throws his hands up when asked about President Obama's plans for the following week during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Carney took questions regarding the budget and partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Deadline not met on U.S.-Asia free-trade deal

The Obama administration failed to meet its self-imposed deadline of Dec. 31 for completing a major new initiative that would affect a vast swath of the economy. Published January 1, 2014

President Richard M. Nixon, left, and President Obama.

TRICKY DICK: Only Nixon less popular than President Obama in Year 5

President Obama came into office promising to be the opposite of George W. Bush, but he is imitating his predecessor in one regard — his second-term slide in popularity is almost a mirror image of the Republican's declining fortunes in 2005. Published December 30, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obama's job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: 2014 will be 'breakthrough year' for U.S.

President Obama said Friday that he "screwed it up" in the rollout of his health care law, though he said the system is now working much better and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to sign up for coverage. Published December 20, 2013

FILE - In this file photo from Dec.10, 2013, Thamsanqa Jantjie, right, interprets in sign language for President Barack Obama during his remarks at a memorial service at FNB Stadium in honor of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, near Johannesburg. The South African government says it is aware of reports that Jantjie faced a murder charge a decade ago, and says he is being investigated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Fake signer near Obama at Mandela ceremony once charged with murder, rape

The story of the "fake" sign-language interpreter who stood next to President Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial took another bizarre twist Friday when a news agency in South Africa reported the man has been charged over the past two decades with murder, rape, theft and kidnapping. Published December 13, 2013

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses as he speaks to media before a meeting with mayors and newly-elected mayors from across the country, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss job creation and ensuring middle class families have a pathway to opportunity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama backs mayors' call for more federal money, higher wage

Meeting with newly elected mayors at the White House Friday, President Obama called on Congress to spend more money "right away" for extended unemployment benefits and to raise the federal minimum wage to help struggling cities. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House faces press revolt over access to Obama's South Africa flight

The White House faced an uproar from journalists Thursday over a lack of access to President Obama, including a virtual blackout of photographs during his nearly 40-hour flight to South Africa and back this week for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Published December 12, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures as he speaks during an interview with Italy's RAI News 24 TV at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Mr. Assad said his government will abide by last week's U.N. resolution calling for the country's chemical weapons program to be dismantled and destroyed. (AP Photo/SANA)

U.S., Britain to halt non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

In another sign of the Obama administration's troubled Syria policy, the White House said Wednesday the U.S. and Britain have suspended all non-lethal aid to northern Syria after rebels linked to al Qaeda seized American equipment intended for moderate opposition groups. Published December 11, 2013