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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 Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes new tax revenues to avoid sequester cuts

Seeking to avoid $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that begin to kick in Friday, President Obama urged the nation's governors Monday to lean on congressional Republicans to accept more tax increases as part of a deal that he said would save Americans from economic harm. Published February 25, 2013

President Obama speaks on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the White House about the sequester as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts. (Associated Press)

Obama says panel will halt 'tricks' to block voters

President Obama said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state officials from engaging in "new tricks" that discourage minorities from voting. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** The Supreme Court in Washington is seen June 27, 2012. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court to hear GOP challenge to campaign finance limits

In a new test of campaign donors' free-speech rights, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will consider a case challenging the limit on how much individuals are allowed to donate to federal candidates and political parties. Published February 19, 2013

President Obama presents a 2012 Citizens Medal to Donna and Carlos Soto, the parents of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto, on Feb. 15, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama honors victims of Newtown with presidential medal

Building his case for gun control, President Obama presented the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously Friday to the six educators slain in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Published February 15, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Feb. 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama cites his absent father in gun control plea

Describing absent fathers as a contributing factor to gun violence, President Obama told a Chicago audience Friday that he wished his own father hadn't abandoned him as a child. Published February 15, 2013

President Obama speaks about education on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. The president is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he highlighted in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama calls for nationwide expansion of preschool education

Taking his push for expanded early childhood education to a Republican-dominated state, President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to enact a sweeping program to extend preschool classes to every child in the United States. Published February 14, 2013

President Obama runs to the stage before speaking to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C., on Feb. 13, 2013, as he travels after delivering his State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

On the road, Obama told to go home

As President Obama took to the road Wednesday promoting his plan for more federal aid for manufacturers, an industry official said the president could help businesses far more by agreeing on a budget deal with Congress. Published February 13, 2013

‘Recess’ pair renominated to National Relations Labor Board

President Obama on Wednesday renominated two Democratic members of the National Labor Relations Board whose recess appointments were ruled unconstitutional — the same day House Republicans moved to temporarily shut down the agency. Published February 13, 2013

**FILE** Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of civilians, military and police raided the Brigades base. The attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen, including Islamic extremists, who run rampant in their cities. (Associated Press)

Obama extends sanctions against Libya

Declaring that the situation in Libya still poses a threat to the U.S., President Obama on Wednesday extended for another year emergency sanctions against that nation in the wake of the fall of the regime of Muammar Gadhafi. Published February 13, 2013

President Obama waves as he walks down the West Wing Colonnade of the White House on Feb. 12, 2013, ahead of State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill later that day. (Associated Press)

Obama calls for spending programs that won't add to deficit

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will call on Congress to approve job-creation proposals to boost the fortunes of the middle class and "reignite the true engine of America's economic growth." Published February 12, 2013