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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

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Lame-duck Senate in no hurry to OK judges

The selection of federal judges is among the most enduring legacies of any president, but there's no indication that President Obama's lackluster record on getting his judicial nominations approved on Capitol Hill will improve anytime soon. Published December 5, 2012

** FILE ** Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat (Associated Press)

Obama's FOIA lag draws fire from left and right

Lawmakers of both parties blasted President Obama on Tuesday for failing to live up to his promise of open government, after a report found that nearly two-thirds of his administration's agencies are failing to comply with a five-year-old law requiring bureaucrats to be more responsive to public requests for information. Published December 4, 2012

President Obama walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, before boarding the Marine One helicopter en route to Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland and then on to Hatfield, Pa., to speak at the Rodon Group manufacturing facility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama pushes tax hike for families earning more than $250K

President Obama described his proposed $1.6 trillion tax increase Friday as "a little more revenue" and raised the rhetoric on Republican lawmakers to approve the tax hike for families earning more than $250,000 per year. Published November 30, 2012

** FILE ** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, about the Benghazi terrorist attack. (Associated Press)

White House blames GOP for Rice-Keystone flap

The White House accused Republicans on Thursday of digging up information that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice owns stock in the company seeking to build the Keystone pipeline, and wouldn't say whether it might harm her potential nomination as Secretary of State. Published November 29, 2012

In this photo released by the White House, President Obama and Mitt Romney meet in the Oval Office before their private lunch on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Romney, Obama discuss ‘leadership’ over lunch

Perhaps it's reading between the lines of their private lunch Thursday at the White House, but President Obama and his vanquished Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, will probably never consider each other friends. Published November 29, 2012

**FILE** President Obama (right) and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney to meet for lunch at White House

Mitt Romney will have a private lunch with President Obama at the White House on Thursday, their first meeting since the Republican nominee lost the election to the incumbent Nov. 6. Published November 28, 2012

President Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks public's leverage in 'fiscal cliff' fight

Forgoing direct negotiations with House Republicans for another week, President Obama surrounded himself Wednesday with middle-class taxpayers and urged Americans to pressure Congress to embrace his plan to end tax breaks for families earning more than $250,000 per year. Published November 28, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On 'Cyber Monday,' White House presses for middle-class tax cuts

Seizing on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, the White House tried to exert pressure on Republican lawmakers Monday by warning that consumer spending could drop by nearly $200 billion in 2013 if Congress fails to approve an extension of tax cuts for the middle class by the end of next month. Published November 26, 2012

U.S. President Obama looks on from left as Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks during a joint news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama balances attention to Middle East during Asian trip

Escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday nearly hijacked President Obama's postelection trip to Southeast Asia — a tour billed as a diplomatic show of force in the region and part of the administration's attempt to pivot U.S. focus to Asia after a decade of war in the Middle East. Published November 18, 2012

Pressure intensifies for GOP to raise taxes on rich

As President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders continue negotiations to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," top Democrats on Sunday ramped up pressure on their Republican counterparts to accept tax increases on the wealthy as part of a broader agreement. Published November 18, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra acknowledge each other at a joint news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama warns Israel, Palestinians of further escalation

President Obama said Sunday a ground invasion by Israeli forces into Gaza would only raise the death toll of the past week, and he warned Palestinians that a further escalation of violence would set back hopes for peace for years to come. Published November 18, 2012

** FILE ** The American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington early on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in honor of the four Americans who died when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House says it didn't edit Benghazi talking points

The White House Saturday refuted testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus to Congress, saying the administration didn't make changes in its early talking points about the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to downplay the role of terrorists. Published November 17, 2012

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hill leaders buoyed by White House talks on fiscal cliff

Congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Obama Friday expressing optimism about a new "framework" for an agreement that would stave off the looming "fiscal cliff" of steeper tax hikes and spending cuts for the federal government by the end of the year. Published November 16, 2012

Leaders on Hill ready to bargain on taxes

Top congressional leaders of both parties, eager to avoid the "fiscal cliff," are beginning to show signs of willingness to compromise on the thorny issue of raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans as they prepare to meet President Obama on Friday at the White House. Published November 15, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama urges Israel, Egypt leaders to 'de-escalate' Gaza violence

With Middle East tensions rising as Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants, President Obama appealed Wednesday to Israel's prime minister to avoid civilian casualties and asked Egypt's president for help in calming the situation. Published November 14, 2012

President Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: GOP resistance may trigger second recession

As he prepares to meet Friday with congressional leaders on finding a way to avert the looming "fiscal cliff," President Obama warned that the U.S. will plunge into a second recession if the GOP refuses to go along with his proposal to raise taxes only on wealthier Americans. Published November 14, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama focuses on a reporter in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama: No evidence Petraeus scandal harmed national security

President Obama said he had seen "no evidence" that classified information had been compromised in the wake of David H. Petraeus' stunning decision to resign as CIA director after admitting to an extramarital affair late last week. Published November 14, 2012