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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 Obama, accompanied by acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients, speaks April 10, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to discuss his proposed fiscal 2014 federal budget. (Associated Press)

GOP says Obama's budget blows chance of 'grand bargain'

Top congressional Republicans declared President Obama's tax-laden budget for fiscal 2014 dead on arrival Wednesday, saying its failure to cut deficits destroys any hope of a "grand bargain" to fix the federal government's fiscal crisis Published April 10, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama budget resurrects the estate tax

President Obama seeks in his new budget to raise the estate tax, which was permanently lowered in the Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deal between the administration and congressional Republicans. Published April 10, 2013

**FILE** President Obama, accompanied by Solyndra CEO Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel during a May 26, 2010, tour of Solyndra Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. (Associated Press)

Obama spending plan raises budget for Energy, Education, HUD, HHS and more

The Education and Energy departments are among the big winners in President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget, with each agency receiving a substantial boost in proposed funding.Mr. Obama plans to increase the Education Department by 4.6 percent, to $31.8 billion, including $750 million for expanded universal pre-school services. That initiative would be funded by a new tobacco tax. Published April 10, 2013

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks about gun legislation on April 9, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington. The Obama administration continued its efforts to pressure Republicans, with Mr. Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaking at the White House, joined by law enforcement officials. (Associated Press)

Biden slams GOP over gun filibuster threat

Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to shame senators Tuesday into supporting the administration's new gun-control measures, accusing opponents of failing to understand the pain of parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Published April 9, 2013

Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the president'sresidence in Jerusalem, Monday, April, 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Secretary of State Kerry in Israel to push for peace

On his second trip to the Middle East in two weeks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday the U.S. won't stop Israel from taking whatever action is necessary to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Published April 8, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney briefs reporters at the White House in Washington on April 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House: Planned GOP gun filibuster cowardly

Beginning a week of high pressure on gun control, the White House on Monday accused some Republican senators of cowardice for planning to filibuster gun legislation without allowing the full Senate to vote on President Obama's initiatives. Published April 8, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, April, 7, 2013. (AP Photo / Mohamed Torokman)

John Kerry: U.S. won’t stop Israeli action against Iran

On his second trip to the Middle East in two weeks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday the U.S. won't stop Israel from taking whatever action is necessary to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Published April 8, 2013

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Obama heads to California for several high-dollar fundraisers

After breaking bread with Republicans lately in search of compromise, President Obama will return to his role as Democratic fundraiser-in-chief Wednesday with a trip to the homes of liberal billionaire supporters in San Francisco. Published April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama scratches his head as he speaks during a campaign event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama seeks $100 million for brain research

Brushing aside the impact of automatic budget cuts, President Obama Tuesday proposed $100 million in new spending on a human brain research program that he said could develop new ways to treat autism, Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Published April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama greets people after arriving on Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami, Friday, March 29, 2013. Obama is promoting a plan to create jobs by attracting private investment in highways and other public works during a visit to a Miami port on Friday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama seeks $21 billion to repair ports, roads, bridges

President Obama called on Congress Friday to approve $21 billion in new spending to repair America's ports, roads and bridges, with the administration saying it will explain later how to pay for the programs. Published March 29, 2013