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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

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President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obama's job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: 2014 will be 'breakthrough year' for U.S.

President Obama said Friday that he "screwed it up" in the rollout of his health care law, though he said the system is now working much better and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to sign up for coverage. Published December 20, 2013

FILE - In this file photo from Dec.10, 2013, Thamsanqa Jantjie, right, interprets in sign language for President Barack Obama during his remarks at a memorial service at FNB Stadium in honor of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, near Johannesburg. The South African government says it is aware of reports that Jantjie faced a murder charge a decade ago, and says he is being investigated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Fake signer near Obama at Mandela ceremony once charged with murder, rape

The story of the "fake" sign-language interpreter who stood next to President Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial took another bizarre twist Friday when a news agency in South Africa reported the man has been charged over the past two decades with murder, rape, theft and kidnapping. Published December 13, 2013

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses as he speaks to media before a meeting with mayors and newly-elected mayors from across the country, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss job creation and ensuring middle class families have a pathway to opportunity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama backs mayors' call for more federal money, higher wage

Meeting with newly elected mayors at the White House Friday, President Obama called on Congress to spend more money "right away" for extended unemployment benefits and to raise the federal minimum wage to help struggling cities. Published December 13, 2013

** FILE ** White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House faces press revolt over access to Obama's South Africa flight

The White House faced an uproar from journalists Thursday over a lack of access to President Obama, including a virtual blackout of photographs during his nearly 40-hour flight to South Africa and back this week for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Published December 12, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures as he speaks during an interview with Italy's RAI News 24 TV at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Mr. Assad said his government will abide by last week's U.N. resolution calling for the country's chemical weapons program to be dismantled and destroyed. (AP Photo/SANA)

U.S., Britain to halt non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

In another sign of the Obama administration's troubled Syria policy, the White House said Wednesday the U.S. and Britain have suspended all non-lethal aid to northern Syria after rebels linked to al Qaeda seized American equipment intended for moderate opposition groups. Published December 11, 2013

Obama eulogizes Mandela, calls him 'the last great liberator'

President Obama eulogized his personal hero Nelson Mandela Tuesday as "the last great liberator of the 20th century" whose struggle for equality isn't finished in the United States, South Africa and around the world. Published December 10, 2013

President Obama stands with former President George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on April 25, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama uses fuzzy math to blame Bush for GM losses

With final losses from the auto industry bailout near $15 billion, President Obama is using fuzzy math to claim that taxpayers lost no money on his administration's portion of the rescue program, analysts say. Published December 10, 2013

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, a school bus drives past a lamppost decorated for the holidays, and a sign reading Welcome to Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Conn. With winter on their doorstep once again, the people of Newtown are bracing for the day everyone there simply calls 12/14 - referring to the day in 2012 with 26 people were killed by a gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

A year after Newtown, WH OKs $100M for mental health

Marking the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the White House will announce a $100 million initiative Tuesday to increase access to mental-health services. Published December 10, 2013

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, the logo for General Motors decorates the entrance to a former UPS facility as GM announced plans to open an information technology center in the building, in Roswell, Ga. The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 that the alternative would have been much worse. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Treasury sells last shares in 'Government Motors'

Say goodbye to "Government Motors." The Obama administration announced Monday the Treasury Department has sold its remaining shares in General Motors at more than a $10 billion loss for taxpayers, about five years after providing the country's top automaker with a $49.5 billion bailout in exchange for a majority stake in the company that helped it earn the nickname "Government Motors." Published December 9, 2013