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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 is greeted by Lt. Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he steps off Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, adding drama to what was already a politicized military mission. Published May 1, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens to former President Bill Clinton speak Dec. 10, 2010, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (Associated Press)

A former critic, Bill Clinton stumps for Obama

Campaigning with President Obama for the first time, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday night the economy is recovering faster than expected under Mr. Obama but that "full employment" could still be years away. Published April 29, 2012

First lady Michelle Obama (center) heads down stairs at Casa del Rey Moro during a visit to Ronda in southern Spain in August 2010. Mrs. Obama went to Spain on a private trip with daughter Sasha and friends. (Associated Press)

Report: High taxpayer tab for first lady's Spain trip

First lady Michelle Obama's much-criticized trip to Spain in 2010 cost taxpayers at least $467,000, a government watchdog group said Thursday after obtaining Secret Service and Air Force documents. Published April 26, 2012

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Biden savages Romney foreign policy in N.Y. speech

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., settling into his role as the president's campaign attack dog, blasted Republican Mitt Romney Thursday for embracing what Mr. Biden said were dangerous unilateral foreign policy views that would lead the United States into more costly wars such as the conflict in Iraq. Published April 26, 2012

President Obama arrives to speak April 25, 2012, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. (Associated Press)

GOP isn't conceding youth vote amid Obama college tour

President Obama tried to pit Republicans against young voters Wednesday on the issue of rising student loan rates, while the campaign of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney served notice it intends to battle for the votes of a college-age electorate that supported Mr. Obama overwhelmingly in 2008. Published April 25, 2012

President Obama speaks at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Team Obama announces formal start of campaign

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will formally kick off his re-election campaign on May 5 with rallies in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia, Obama campaign officials announced Wednesday night. Published April 25, 2012

President Obama pauses as he speaks April 24, 2012, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Associated Press)

Obama takes to the road to court college students

In the crucial swing state of North Carolina where the Democratic Party is dealing with a divisive sexual harassment scandal, President Obama began a two-day national tour Tuesday aimed partly at ramping up enthusiasm among college-age voters. Published April 24, 2012

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks April 23, 2012, during his daily news briefing at the White House. (Associated Press)

Carney: No White House staffers involved in Secret Service hooker scandal

The White House tried Monday to contain the growing Secret Service scandal over the alleged hiring of prostitutes ahead of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia, revealing it conducted a brief internal probe of the episode and found that no White House staffers were involved. Published April 23, 2012

President Obama speaks April 23, 2012, at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Associated Press)

At Holocaust Museum, Wiesel challenges Obama over Israel policy

President Obama toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Monday and called it a reminder that nations too often do not do enough to prevent atrocities, even as his host challenged him to do more about the killing of civilians in Syria and the threat posed by Iran. Published April 23, 2012

Former President George W. Bush (Associated Press)

Obama reverts to 2008 plan: Blame Bush

No sooner had Mitt Romney effectively locked up the Republican presidential nomination than President Obama began to sharpen his attacks — on former President George W. Bush. Published April 19, 2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during the 6th Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 'I'll be angry' if Secret Service allegations are true

President Obama said Sunday that he would be "angry" if accusations prove true that his Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, while congressional Republicans called for investigations of the scandal that exploded over the weekend and overshadowed the president's three-day Summit of the Americas trip to Colombia. Published April 15, 2012

President Barack Obama sits in front of a large video screen displaying an image of a U.S. national flag at the CEO Summit of the Americas, in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama hits Romney over immigration stance

President Obama attacked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney over his support for Arizona's tough immigration law Saturday and pledged to work for comprehensive immigration reform if he wins a second term. Published April 14, 2012

President Obama speaks April 13, 2012, at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., about trade with Latin America before heading to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. (Associated Press)

Obama talks up Latin American trade en route to summit

On his way to a summit in Colombia, President Obama stopped in the key election battleground state of Florida Friday and told port workers that he's promoting more trade with Latin America. Published April 13, 2012

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive Dec. 29, 2011, at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. (Associated Press)

Obamas' tax bill under 'Buffett rule' standard

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama didn't quite reach the "Buffett rule" threshold with their income in 2011, paying an effective federal tax rate of 20.5 percent, according to their tax returns released Friday. Published April 13, 2012

**FILE** Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, talks in Chicago on March 19, 2012, with audience members after her husband spoke at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

Obama team faces furor over Ann Romney gibe

The importance of female voters to the 2012 vote came into stark view Thursday as President Obama's campaign advisers furiously tried to contain the fallout from a prominent Democratic consultant's comment that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the mother of five sons, "never worked a day in her life." Published April 12, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Thursday, April 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Romney tags Obama for N. Korean defiance

The White House late Thursday criticized North Korea's failed missile launch, saying it jeopardizes the region's security — but President Obama's likely Republican opponent in the election said the current administration is to blame for the situation getting this far. Published April 12, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden in New Hampshire criticized Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans for opposing the so-called "Buffett rule," a minimum tax rate of 30 percent for people who make more than $1 million a year. (Associated Press)

Biden says paying higher taxes 'patriotic'

As part of the Obama administration's push to raise more taxes from the wealthy, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told an audience in New Hampshire Thursday that paying higher taxes is "patriotic." Published April 12, 2012