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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

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens at right as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama outlines activist second term in State of the Union

Laying out an activist, big-spending second-term agenda, President Obama called on Congress in Tuesday night's State of the Union address to spend more on job-creation proposals for the middle class and claimed it would not add to the nation's huge budget deficits. Published February 12, 2013

President Obama looks towards reporters shouting questions as he walks down the West Wing Colonnade of the White House in Washington on Feb. 12, 2013, ahead of the State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill that evening. (Associated Press)

Gun victims top Obama's State of the Union invite list

There's a gun-control theme among the guests who will sit in the first lady's box at President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, including the parents of a slain Chicago teen, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a police officer who was wounded in a Wisconsin shooting massacre. Published February 12, 2013

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Senate panel sets vote on defense pick Hagel

Democrats on Monday said they will press ahead with Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense, daring Republicans to try to derail his nomination over charges that neither he nor the Obama administration have disclosed enough information. Published February 11, 2013

** FILE ** White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House: All questions answered on Benghazi attack

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday blasted Senate Republicans for threatening to block Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel and John Brennan, nominated to head the CIA, in a quest for more information about what President Obama did on the night that terrorists killed four Americans in the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Published February 11, 2013

Dan Pfeiffer (Associated Press)

White House: GOP spreading 'myths' about Obama's fiscal approach

The White House accused congressional Republicans on Sunday of spreading "myths" about President Obama's efforts to avoid looming budget cuts and blamed the GOP for pushing an "unbalanced" approach that favors the wealthy. Published February 10, 2013

Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama threatens severe cuts if no agreement

The White House on Sunday stepped up pressure on Republicans to adopt a short-term budget patch that would cancel the $85 billion in spending "sequesters" due on March 1, saying that government spending is still needed to prop up a stubbornly sluggish economy. Published February 10, 2013

**FILE** President Obama walks out of the Oval Office and heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Feb. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

Clone Oval Office report denied

The White House tried to clarify a mystery Wednesday about the government constructing a replica Oval Office for President Obama — but the attempt to explain raised more questions than it answered. Published February 6, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 1, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House blasts McCain over Hagel questions

The White House Friday blasted Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was President Obama's opponent in 2008, for his tough questioning Thursday of Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel over the U.S. troop surge in the Iraq war. Published February 1, 2013

National Rifle Association President David Keene (center) and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (right) greet Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "What Should America Do About Gun Violence?" (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Emotions run high at gun hearing

Democrats and Republicans found little common ground Wednesday as Congress kicked off the first major gun-control debate in years, showing last month's school shooting rampage in Connecticut left emotional scars but has not broken the gridlock that has doomed gun legislation for two decades. Published January 30, 2013

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White House silent on Sen. Blackburn's skeet-shooting challenge

The White House isn't biting on a Republican congresswoman's offer to go skeet shooting with President Obama. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has voiced skepticism of Mr. Obama's claim of frequent skeet shooting at Camp David, and she said she'd like to be invited to the presidential retreat for a match. Published January 30, 2013

Egypt's rulers in peril with growing violence

Egypt's security deteriorated sharply Tuesday as violent clashes in Cairo and elsewhere raised questions about the ruling Islamist party's control of the country. Published January 29, 2013