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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

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Blame game heats up as start of shutdown looms

With little more than a week before a budget stalemate over Obamacare sets off a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans dug in deeper Sunday, with lawmakers increasingly looking, pre-emptively, to pin blame on the other side. Published September 22, 2013

President Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: GOP trying to 'plunge this country back into a recession'

After a disagreeable phone call with Speaker John A. Boehner on the budget impasse, President Obama Saturday accused House Republicans of trying to "plunge this country back into a recession" in their battle with the president over Obamacare. Published September 21, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., where he continued to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008 financial crisis. (Associated Press)

Obama blasts GOP over spending vote

President Obama blasted House Republicans Friday for ignoring the middle class in the budget stalemate, saying conservative lawmakers "are holding the whole country hostage" by trying to defund his new national health care law. Published September 20, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House on Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama admin: Boehner has 'Putin envy'

The budget battle between President Obama and House Republicans devolved into schoolyard taunts Thursday, with the president's spokesman saying Speaker John A. Boehner suffers from "Putin envy" in response to a House GOP video that criticizes Mr. Obama for negotiating with the Russian leader. Published September 19, 2013

White House launches anti-fraud effort ahead of health care kickoff

With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records. Published September 18, 2013

**FILE** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses local health care providers and community leaders in Jacksonville, Fla., on details of the soon to be implemented Affordable Care Act during a visit to the Sulzbacher Center on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press/The Florida Times-Union)

As health care launch nears, White House warns of scams

With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health-care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records. Published September 18, 2013

**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

Brazil snubs Obama by refusing White House state-dinner honor

In an unprecedented snub to President Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her official state visit to the White House scheduled for next month, angered by revelations of U.S. spying on her and on major Brazilian state institutions. Published September 17, 2013

President Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama: Navy Yard shooting 'cowardly'

Responding to the shooting deaths Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama said he would do everything in his power to prevent "yet another mass shooting" in the U.S. Published September 16, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden is likely to run for the White House in 2016 if Hillary Rodham Clinton decides against a bid, those close to him say. (Associated Press)

Biden roasts rising Republicans at Iowa steak fry

On a trip to another state crucial for 2016, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told Iowans on Sunday that a new generation of Republican leaders threatens to unravel the gains of the Obama administration. Published September 15, 2013

President Obama meets with the Kuwait Amir Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 13, 2013. The visit by Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah comes as Obama and top aides are lobbying skeptical lawmakers to support using military force against Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack the U.S. says was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

Obama: Syria weapons deal must be 'enforceable'

As U.S. and Russian negotiators met for a second day on ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, President Obama said Friday that any agreement must be "enforceable." Published September 13, 2013