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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

President Barack Obama makes a statement about the government shutdown during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The president thanked workers at the FEMA for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama demands quick House vote on shutdown

As the shutdown stretched to its first full week Monday, President Obama dared Speaker John A. Boehner to allow a vote on a short-team measure to reopen the government, disputing the speaker's claim that the House lacks the votes for such a move. Published October 7, 2013

**FILE** Armed al-Shabab fighters just outside Mogadishu prepare to travel into the city in pickup trucks on Dec. 8, 2008, after vowing there would be new waves of attacks against Ethiopian troops. (Associated Press/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

White House confirms Obama ordered African raids

President Obama ordered the weekend raids that captured a top al Qaeda operative in Libya and failed to capture a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist network in Somalia, the White House said Monday. Published October 7, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney prepares to answers questions during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct., 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama 'certainly did not' facilitate shutdown, White House claims

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama is blameless for the first government shutdown in 17 years. Asked by a reporter whether Mr. Obama bears any responsibility for the shutdown that began at midnight Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney replied, "I'm not sure what you mean." Published October 1, 2013

US Park Police officers stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as it was closed to visitors. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama accepts no blame for shutdown

President Obama on Tuesday laid the blame for the government shutdown entirely on congressional Republicans, rejecting any responsibility for the stalemate and calling it "a Republican shutdown" caused by spite over Obamacare. Published October 1, 2013

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