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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 Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama visits Israel: Five keys to his trip to the Middle East

President Obama is departing Tuesday night for his first trip to Israel, after a first term marked by a rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here are five things to watch for on his trip: Published March 19, 2013

An Israeli protester holds a sign depicting President Barack Obama during a demonstration calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, in Jerusalem on March 19, 2013. Obama's trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank will take place March 20-22, and it is the U.S. leader's first trip to the region as president and his first overseas trip since being re-elected. Hebrew on signs reads, "Honorable president, save Pollard." (Associated Press)

Obama Israel trip likely to be short on results

President Obama departed Tuesday night on his first trip to Israel, a largely symbolic visit that even his aides say isn't likely to forge progress on peace with Palestinians, the Syrian civil war or Iran's nuclear ambitions. Published March 19, 2013

After wining and dining some Senate Republicans, President Obama is heading to Capitol Hill this week to try to make more friends in the GOP. (Associated Press)

Buds of skepticism on Obama’s olive branch

Republicans on Sunday said they welcome the White House's new "charm offensive" — even if they are skeptical of the motives behind President Obama's renewed effort to schmooze with some of his administration's harshest critics. Published March 10, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

Senate vote will reignite battles over judiciary nominees

President Obama's effort to reshape the federal judiciary will enter a new phase of open warfare with Republican lawmakers Wednesday when the Senate votes on whether to break the filibuster of Caitlin Halligan's nomination for a seat on the prestigious D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Published March 5, 2013

President Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 1, 2013, following after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)

Obama signs sequester order, blames Republicans over budget impasse

President Obama signed an order Friday night to begin automatic budget cuts across most federal departments. The White House released a copy of the order at 8:31 p.m. Friday, directing federal agencies to reduce spending in various accounts by percentages calculated by the Office on Management and Budget. Published March 1, 2013

** FILE ** In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Obama says sequesters might not be felt right away

After warning the public for weeks of the dire consequences of automatic budget cuts, President Obama told business leaders Wednesday night that many people won't feel the impact immediately. Published February 28, 2013

**FILE** President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, sit during a ceremony to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks on Feb. 27, 2013, in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. (Associated Press)

Friday's sequester meeting to provide cover for Obama, lawmakers

With $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts due to start kicking in at midnight, President Obama will sit down with congressional leaders at the White House Friday morning to discuss ways to avoid those cuts. It will be their first face-to-face meeting on the subject, although they've known for two months that the deadline was approaching. Published February 28, 2013

Republican leaders' sequester 'meeting' with Obama: Seven minutes

Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a "meeting." Published February 27, 2013

President Obama speaks about automatic defense budget cuts during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Newport News, Va., on Feb. 26, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama goes politicking against spending cuts

Employing campaign-style tactics, President Obama told shipyard workers in Newport News, Va., on Tuesday that Republican lawmakers and their opposition to higher taxes are to blame for looming economy-damaging budget cuts. Published February 26, 2013

President Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes new tax revenues to avoid sequester cuts

Seeking to avoid $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that begin to kick in Friday, President Obama urged the nation's governors Monday to lean on congressional Republicans to accept more tax increases as part of a deal that he said would save Americans from economic harm. Published February 25, 2013

President Obama speaks on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the White House about the sequester as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts. (Associated Press)

Obama says panel will halt 'tricks' to block voters

President Obama said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state officials from engaging in "new tricks" that discourage minorities from voting. Published February 22, 2013