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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

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

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was the target of criticism from a Democratic Party activist who said she "never worked a day in her life." The remark created a political firestorm that led to President Obama distancing himself from the comment. (Associated Press)

Gibe at Ann Romney opens a new front in 'war on women'

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

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at the Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., on Thursday, April 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Biden: Paying higher taxes is patriotic

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

President Obama speaks April 11, 2012, about the so-called "Buffett rule" at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama evokes Reagan in touting Buffett rule

President Obama surrounded himself with wealthy taxpayers and invoked the name of Ronald Reagan Wednesday as he made another pitch for Congress to raise taxes on people with incomes of more than $1 million. Published April 11, 2012

President Obama speaks on April 10, 2012, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama attacks inequality while soliciting big-money donors

Pausing between $10,000-a-plate fundraisers for his re-election campaign, President Obama called on Congress in a highly partisan speech Tuesday to approve a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for programs for the middle class. Published April 10, 2012

**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama renews call for 'Buffett rule' tax on millionaires

The White House and President Obama's re-election team launched a simultaneous offensive Monday to pressure Republican senators to approve the so-called "Buffett rule," a tax increase on income over $1 million. Published April 9, 2012

Gasoline prices are shown at a local gas station in Miami, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Gas prices imperil Obama re-election bid

Voters are giving President Obama an emphatic thumbs-down for his handling of gas prices — 68 percent disapprove of his response to the problem in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll. Published April 4, 2012

Gasoline prices are shown at a local gas station in Miami, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Gas numbers game is a loser for Obama

President Obama's poll numbers are up and the country's unemployment figures are down — but $4 gas poses a potent threat to the incumbent's re-election bid, polls show. Published April 4, 2012

This booking photo from Aug. 24, 2011, shows Onyango Obama, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., for several infractions, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He is the uncle of President Obama. (Associated Press)

Obama's uncle back on road after drunken-driving plea

President Obama's illegal-immigrant uncle has received a limited driver's license from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles only a week after entering a plea to drunken driving. Published April 3, 2012

Lewis Katz, left, addresses a news conference while accompanied by William P. Hankowsky, right, and George Norcross III, Monday, April 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. The three are part of group of powerful business leaders that announced Monday that they have closed a deal to purchase Philadelphia's two largest newspapers from hedge funds for approximately $55 million, a fraction of what investors paid for them in 2006.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

N.J. pol's group buys Philly papers

Philadelphia's two largest newspapers were sold Monday for the fourth time in six years, this time for about $55 million to a group of investors led by New Jersey Democratic Party boss George E. Norcross III. Published April 2, 2012

Mexican President Felipe Calderon speaks April 2, 2102, during a joint news conference with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Associated Press)

Mexico's Calderon urges Obama, Congress to tighten gun laws

After listening to Mexico's president lecture about the need for Washington to ban assault weapons, President Obama said Monday that the U.S. has an obligation to combat gun smuggling that he said is fueled increasingly by drug addicts in rural communities. Published April 2, 2012

President Obama talks of reunification with North Korea during his visit to South Korea. President Lee Myung-bak is on hand. (Associated Press)

Obama's vision for Koreas a long shot

President Obama struck a hopeful note recently when he compared the unification of North and South Korea to the reuniting of East and West Germany, but the goal of uniting the peninsula seems as distant as ever. Published April 1, 2012

President Obama (second from left) meets March 25, 2012, with members of the South Korean and U.S. militaries at Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the tense military border between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. (Associated Press)

Obama's vision for Koreas a long shot

President Obama struck a hopeful note recently when he compared the unification of North and South Korea to the reuniting of East and West Germany, but the goal of uniting the peninsula seems as distant as ever. Published April 1, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, laughs with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, center, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during their joint statement at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Coex Center, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Republicans fear Obama will sell out to Russia

A defensive President Obama said Tuesday that he wasn't guilty of "hiding the ball" when an open microphone caught him pleading with the president of Russia to delay missile-shield talks until after this year's U.S. elections. Published March 27, 2012

President Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao at the start of their bilateral meeting in Seoul on Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama has eye on election at summit

President Obama pressed Chinese President Hu Jintao to dissuade North Korea from its planned long-range missile launch next month, though Mr. Obama's plea was overshadowed by a few overheard half-whispers that caused a political furor back home over his foreign-policy honesty. Published March 26, 2012