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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

**FILE** President Obama speaks at the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington on Dec. 31, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama nominates 33 judicial picks, urges Senate to act

After a lackluster record of nominating judges in his first term, President Obama greeted the 113th Congress on Thursday by renominating 33 judicial candidates who failed to be confirmed in the last Congress. Published January 3, 2013

President Obama smiles as he arrives in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington to make a statement regarding the passage of the "fiscal cliff" bill on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: More revenue needed after 'fiscal cliff' deal

Following the House vote that averted the "fiscal cliff" Tuesday night by raising taxes on the wealthy, President Obama warned lawmakers that he quickly will seek more tax revenue from high earners and corporations and that he won't bargain in an impending battle over raising the nation's borrowing limit. Published January 2, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Jan. 2, 2013. (Associated Press)

Tax hike deal: 
Obama's first 
or GOP’s last?

President Obama and congressional Republicans have learned sharply different lessons from the deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" as they prepare to battle again over the next two months on a series of budget deadlines that carry risks such as crippling defense cuts and a government default. Published January 2, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, after a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to negotiate the framework for a deal on the fiscal cliff. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Senate leaders hopeful for last-minute 'fiscal cliff' deal

The top Democrat and Republican in the Senate emerged from a meeting at the White House Friday evening to say they are hopeful they can strike a last-minute deal to avert the tax increases and spending cuts looming in less than four days. Published December 28, 2012

President Obama watches workers during a Dec. 10, 2012, visit to the heavy duty engines line at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. (Associated Press)

Unions dream big for Obama’s 2nd term

When President Obama spoke out forcefully against Michigan's right-to-work law, it was a rare example of the president putting on public display his support of organized labor. Published December 26, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

For Obama, veto isn't overriding concern

That yawn you heard was Congress reacting to another veto threat from President Obama, who has followed through on such threats only twice in his first term, both on relatively inconsequential bills. Published December 25, 2012

** FILE ** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

Court filings surge in FOIA cases during Obama years

A study has found that more federal court complaints were filed during the first term of the Obama administration to force the government to abide by the Freedom of Information Act than were filed against the administration of President George W. Bush in his second term. Published December 24, 2012

** FILE ** President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama, top, and daughters Malia, top left, and Sasha, bottom right, at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama calls for fiscal deal, departs for Hawaii

A day after efforts to avert the fiscal cliff collapsed, President Obama said Friday that he again asked Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress to work out a deal on middle-class tax cuts and unemployment benefits that would prevent taxes for most Americans going up on Jan. 1. Published December 21, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama announces new wave of proposed regulations

After taking criticism for missing an October deadline, the Obama administration Friday released its list of proposed government-wide regulations that it plans to consider in the next year. Published December 21, 2012

**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

White House knocks McCain for Palin pick

Smarting over Senate Republicans' criticism of envoy Susan E. Rice that ended her chances of becoming secretary of state, the White House took an apparent swipe Friday at Sen. John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008. Published December 14, 2012

President Obama wipes his eye as he talks in the White House briefing room in Washington about the Connecticut elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

Emotional Obama: 'Our hearts are broken today'

Wiping away tears and choking back his emotions, President Obama said Friday the mass shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., require the country to "take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." Published December 14, 2012

A Christmas at the White House for Boehner?

President Obama summoned House Speaker John A. Boehner to an evening meeting at the White House on Thursday as the two tried to jump-start budget talks that had idled while both sides struggled to gain political advantage. Published December 13, 2012

**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

Battered by Benghazi, Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

Embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name Thursday from consideration to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after months of criticism over her comments about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in September. Published December 13, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Dec. 5, 2012, about the fiscal cliff at the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers, in Washington. (Associated Press)

For Obama, trimmings all on holiday schedule

Since returning from a trip to Southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed ­­­­­to play three rounds of golf but has met face to face only once with House Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession. Published December 12, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No deal: GOP, Democrats trade barbs as clock ticks down on 'fiscal cliff'

President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner offered no outward signs of progress Tuesday on talks to reach a year-end agreement on taxes and spending, with the House Republican leader accusing the president of "slow walking" negotiations and the White House criticizing Republican proposals to raise tax revenue as too vague. Published December 11, 2012

President Obama speaks to workers about the economy during a Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. (Associated Press)

Obama wades into labor fight on Michigan swing

Stumping for higher taxes on top earners, President Obama Monday also inserted himself squarely into Michigan's boiling debate over a new right-to-work labor law, telling a crowd of Detroit-area auto workers that Republicans pushing for the law are creating political distractions and risking harm to the economy. Published December 10, 2012

South Korean rapper Psy, who gained popularity with his song "Gangnam Style," gives a press conference before a concert at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

White House faces furor over Psy's anti-U.S. lyrics

The White House deleted a petition Friday on its website demanding that President Obama rescind an invitation to "Gangnam-style" rapper Psy to sing at a Christmas concert in Washington, because of the performer's anti-American rants. Published December 7, 2012