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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

Polls find risk to GOP in House over shutdown

By pushing Congress to the brink of a shutdown over Obamacare, House Republicans ultimately stand to lose on the very issue that helped bring them to power, pollsters and analysts say. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, John D. Simmons)

Justice Dept. to sue North Carolina over GOP-backed voting rules

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday the Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its new voting law, the latest effort by the Obama administration to intervene on behalf of minority voters after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Justine Covington receives a flu shot Jeffrey Daniel, a nurse at  Fourth Street Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  In Utah and across the country, new online insurance marketplaces are scheduled to open for business Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as part of the new federal health overhaul. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Ready or not, major Obamacare entitlement is coming

Amid foul-ups, delays, confusing cost projections and a furious partisan battle over its fate, Obamacare will open for enrollment Tuesday as the first major entitlement program in a half-century. Published September 29, 2013

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013. (AP Photo)

U.N. votes to destroy Syrian chemical weapons stockpile

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons — putting the weight of previously divided world powers behind the recent deal between the U.S. and Russia to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad into giving up his chemical stockpile. Published September 27, 2013

President Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act on Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. (Associated Press)

Obama taunts Republicans, touts health care law

With passions running high over the fate of Obamacare, President Obama said Thursday there's "no widespread evidence" his national health care program is hurting jobs, even as the administration announced another delay in implementing the law. Published September 26, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept 25, 2013, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes. (Associated Press)

Obama didn't watch Cruz filibuster

President Obama didn't watch Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster attempt to kill the president's health-care program, the White House said Wednesday. Published September 25, 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Roussef addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Brazilian president, at U.N., slams U.S. for spying

President Obama got a rude welcome to the 68th U.N. General Assembly gathering Tuesday before he even opened his mouth when the president of Brazil harshly criticized the United States for widespread spying. Published September 24, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Blame game heats up as start of shutdown looms

With little more than a week before a budget stalemate over Obamacare sets off a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans dug in deeper Sunday, with lawmakers increasingly looking, pre-emptively, to pin blame on the other side. Published September 22, 2013

President Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: GOP trying to 'plunge this country back into a recession'

After a disagreeable phone call with Speaker John A. Boehner on the budget impasse, President Obama Saturday accused House Republicans of trying to "plunge this country back into a recession" in their battle with the president over Obamacare. Published September 21, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., where he continued to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008 financial crisis. (Associated Press)

Obama blasts GOP over spending vote

President Obama blasted House Republicans Friday for ignoring the middle class in the budget stalemate, saying conservative lawmakers "are holding the whole country hostage" by trying to defund his new national health care law. Published September 20, 2013