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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

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President Barack Obama listens as he has lunch with five young people at The Coupe restaurant in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The five are spearheading creative outreach efforts to connect with and help enroll young consumers through the Marketplaces or are interested in getting more involved with these efforts. Seated at the table with Obama are, from left, Anne Johnson, Andres Cruz, Obama, Jasmine Hicks, Tommy McFly and David Dimock. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President breaks bread with youth, shills Obamacare

The White House organized a lunch/photo op for President Obama Friday with five young people to drive home the administration's message about the importance of young adults enrolling in Obamacare. Published January 10, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Trenton. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

White House steers clear of Christie's traffic jam scandal

President Obama may have bonded with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over disaster aid, but the president wasn't offering his Republican buddy any words of encouragement Thursday as Mr. Christie grappled with a political disaster. Published January 9, 2014


White House rejects Gates' criticism of Obama, Biden

The White House scrambled Wednesday to defend President Obama against criticism by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who accused the president in a new book of lacking confidence in his own military strategy in Afghanistan and ridiculed Vice President Joseph R. Biden as a worthless adviser. Published January 8, 2014

President Barack Obama offers a toast during a State Dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

That's rich: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama. Published January 7, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama resubmits more than 80 nominees

President Obama reoffered 64 judicial and 22 executive-branch nominees Monday, renewing his efforts to win swift confirmation for his nominees after Democrats eased Senate rules in November. Published January 6, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney throws his hands up when asked about President Obama's plans for the following week during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Carney took questions regarding the budget and partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Deadline not met on U.S.-Asia free-trade deal

The Obama administration failed to meet its self-imposed deadline of Dec. 31 for completing a major new initiative that would affect a vast swath of the economy. Published January 1, 2014

President Richard M. Nixon, left, and President Obama.

TRICKY DICK: Only Nixon less popular than President Obama in Year 5

President Obama came into office promising to be the opposite of George W. Bush, but he is imitating his predecessor in one regard — his second-term slide in popularity is almost a mirror image of the Republican's declining fortunes in 2005. Published December 30, 2013