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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

**FILE** President Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House after returning from Camp David in Washington on Aug. 4, 2013, his 52nd birthday . (Associated Press)

Obama to participate in online housing chat

President Obama is taking his economic campaign online with plans to answer housing questions from the public during an event hosted by the real-estate website Zillow Inc. Published August 5, 2013

A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Terrorist scare tests Obama's campaign claim; not far on the 'path to defeat'

Even as the White House insisted that the U.S. has made great strides in the war against terrorism under President Obama, the president's spokesman acknowledged Monday that officials cannot rule out the possibility that the latest terrorist plot apparently discussed between top al Qaeda operatives could jeopardize the U.S. homeland. Published August 5, 2013

**FILE** People fill up the room at the job fair on July 15, 2013, in South Burlington, Vt. (Associated Press)

Obama, GOP clash on jobs numbers

The White House said Friday the lowering of the unemployment rate to 7.4 percent in July is further proof that Washington should adopt more of President Obama's proposals to boost the economy, despite a slowing of the rate of jobs added during the month. Published August 2, 2013

**FILE** John Koskinen is seen outside the White House on March 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

Obama taps executive to head troubled IRS

President Obama announced Thursday he is appointing John Koskinen, a former official at Freddie Mac, as commissioner of the scandal-ridden Internal Revenue Service. Published August 1, 2013

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena displays a temporary document Thursday that allows Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia. (Associated Press)

With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. 'reset' policy

Russia granted temporary asylum Thursday to fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, prompting President Obama to threaten boycotting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raising criticism in Congress that the administration's "reset" with Moscow has failed. Published August 1, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 25, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

GOP pans Obama 'grand bargain' on taxes

Republican lawmakers blasted a proposal by President Obama Tuesday to cut corporate taxes in exchange for higher spending on job-training programs, calling it a revival of a failed plan that would raise taxes initially. Published July 30, 2013

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stands behind a makeshift barricade in Nasr City, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies, in Cairo on Monday, July 29, 2013. Europe's top diplomat urged Egypt's government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood as she worked Monday to mediate an end to the country's increasingly bloody crisis, while the mainly Islamist protesters calling for the return of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi massed for more protests. (Associated Press)

White House says no plans to cut Egypt aid

The Obama administration said Monday it has no plans to withdraw financial aid from Egypt after violence over the weekend killed more than 70 supporters of its ousted president. Published July 29, 2013

Rev. Al Sharpton (center), accompanied by La Raza President Janet Murguia (right), National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial (left) and others, speaks during a news conference outside the West Wing of the White House on July 29, 2013, about the Voting Rights Act, after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. (Associated Press)

Obama vows fight on voting rights

President Obama told a gathering of civil rights leaders at the White House on Monday that his administration is committed to restoring legal protections for minority voting, and a Florida legislator who attended the meeting said his colleagues are motivated by the knowledge that slain black Florida teen Trayvon Martin would have been eligible to vote next year. Published July 29, 2013

President Obama speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Road trip: In Florida, Obama warns of shutdown

Promoting his economic agenda on the road for the second straight day, President Obama said Thursday that House Republicans are risking another financial crisis by threatening a government shutdown in September. Published July 25, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama pauses as he speaks at the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s ‘phony’ scandals line draws GOP retort

With his job-approval numbers plummeting, President Obama is trying to reclaim the advantage in Washington by convincing the public that congressional Republicans are obsessed with "phony" scandals such as Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service at the expense of economic progress. Published July 25, 2013


Caroline Kennedy tapped as ambassador to Japan

President Obama announced Wednesday that he would nominate Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and a member of one of the Democratic Party's most famous political dynasties, as U.S. ambassador to Japan. Published July 24, 2013

President Obama takes a down moment in the Oval Office with his feet up. (Credit: Pete Souza)

Obama sputters on the economy, despite his rosy claims

President Obama will take to the road to justify his new economic plans Wednesday based on what aides call the "significant" progress of the past five years, but economic benchmarks during his presidency show a mixed bag of gains and setbacks on pocketbook issues. Published July 23, 2013

President Obama gestures during a news conference with South African President Jacob Zuma, not pictured, at the Union Building on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to campaign base: Get going pushing my agenda

President Obama gave supporters their marching orders for promoting his agenda Monday night, urging an advocacy group that was created from the remnants of his re-election campaign to get "fired up" for a summer lobbying effort. Published July 22, 2013

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is being investigated by federal prosecutors. (Associated Press)

Christine O'Donnell's case of suspected tax data breach is added to IRS investigation

The Treasury Department watchdog now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to re-interview former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with emerging facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups. Published July 21, 2013