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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

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

FBI: Ricin mailed to Obama

With the nation on edge from deadly terrorist bombings in Boston and suspicious letters mailed to Washington officials, the White House said Wednesday it's premature to speculate that America is under attack. Published April 17, 2013

South Korean Army soldiers patrol on Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, on April 16, 2013. North Korea's state media said the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army issued an ultimatum demanding an apology from South Korea for "hostile acts" and threatening that unspecified retaliatory actions would happen at any time. (Associated Press)

North Korea rattles its sabers ever louder at South

North Korea intensified its threats of an imminent attack against the South Tuesday, while President Obama said the United States does not believe the communist regime has the ability to launch a nuclear weapon. Published April 16, 2013

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama predicts Senate will pass gun measure

As the Senate opens debate on legislation to expand background checks of gun purchases, President Obama said Tuesday he thinks public sentiment will compel lawmakers to approve the measure. Published April 16, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on April 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House backs Venezuela recount

The White House said it supports a recount in the presidential election in Venezuela, where the hand-picked successor of the late communist leader Hugo Chavez narrowly won. Published April 15, 2013

Obama aware of abortion doctor trial, Carney says

After weeks under the radar, the Philadelphia trial of an abortion provider accused of killing seven prematurely born babies is now gaining serious press attention and even President Obama is following the coverage. Published April 15, 2013

**FILE** A sign marks Wall Street in New York. (Associated Press)

Obama signs bill watering down financial-disclosure law

Brushing aside the objections of transparency advocates, President Obama on Monday signed a law that scales back some of the financial disclosure requirements in the Stock Act, which was intended to prevent lawmakers from benefiting from insider trading. Published April 15, 2013

President Obama talks on the phone with FBI Director Robert Mueller following explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Pete Souza/White House photo)

Obama pledges support to Boston in wake of explosions

President Obama has been briefed about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and his administration is in contact with state and local authorities, a White House official said Monday. Published April 15, 2013

** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

On Tax Day, Obama shows taxpayers where their money went

President Obama marked Tax Day on Monday by directing taxpayers to an online tool that shows them how their tax dollars are being divided among broad categories of federal spending such as education and defense. Published April 15, 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

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** 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