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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

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks June 8, 2012, during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Associated Press)

GOP slams Obama's rosy remarks on economy

President Obama's comments Friday that the "private sector's doing fine" attracted sharp and immediate counterfire from GOP nominee Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans, who said the remarks showed the president was badly out of touch on the plight of the economy. Published June 8, 2012

President Obama leaves after talking about the economy on Friday, June 8, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Taking a look back on a bad week for Obama

When President Obama looks back on the past week, perhaps he'll remember fondly the pies that first lady Michelle Obama purchased for him at a bakery in Virginia – because the rest of his week was a political nightmare. Published June 8, 2012

President Obama (Associated Press)

Obama rejects White House leaking charge

President Obama reacted indignantly Friday to accusations that his aides may have leaked classified details of successful anti-terrorism operations to bolster his national security credentials for the fall reelection campaign. Published June 8, 2012

President Obama speaks June 6, 2012, at a campaign fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Associated Press)

GOP faults Obama in impasse on student loans

The White House has been mum on new Republican offers to break an impasse on student loans, and President Obama's schedule on Thursday offered a reason for the stall: It gave Mr. Obama another chance to flog the issue on a college campus in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign-fundraising trip. Published June 7, 2012

President Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Gay support pays big dividends for Obama camp

Cashing in on his support of same-sex marriage, President Obama flew to California Wednesday for a fundraiser with gay supporters, one of five events expected to pull in at least $5.3 million. Published June 6, 2012

** FILE ** An image made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter shows al Qaeda leader Abu Yahia al-Libi in 2007. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

White House: Al Qaeda No. 2 killed

A U.S. drone strike has killed one of the most senior al Qaeda operatives, and the White House said Tuesday the terrorist group was left with "no clear successor." Published June 5, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in New York. He later told CNBC he favors keeping tax cuts for all income levels. (Associated Press)

Clinton stumps for Obama, then bucks him on tax policy

Undercutting one of President Obama's core economic arguments less than 24 hours after campaigning for him, former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Congress should extend the George W. Bush-era tax cuts, even for the wealthy, because the economy threatens to tumble back into recession. Published June 5, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (AP Photo)

McConnell hits Obama on student loan debate

With the deadline looming on a rate hike for federal student loans, the Senate's top Republican accused the White House Tuesday of dragging its feet and using students as political pawns. Published June 5, 2012

Minneapolis Superintendent of Schools Bernadeia Johnson (left) shakes hands June 1, 2012, with President Obama as he greets supporters at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions Global Headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn., where he spoke about jobs for veterans. (Associated Press/The Star Tribune)

Dr. Obama diagnoses GOP 'fever'

At a fundraiser Friday, President Obama said he's hopeful that Republicans will snap out of their "fever" and cooperate with him after he wins re-election in November. Published June 1, 2012

President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applaud as former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush stand near the presidential portrait of Mr. Bush at its unveiling at the White House in 1995. A portrait of Mrs. Bush was unveiled as well. (Associated Press)

Picture this: Obama to host Bush, the man he scorns

When President Obama hosts former President George W. Bush at the White House on Thursday to unveil his predecessor's official portrait, he'll pay tribute to the man he has blamed lately for everything short of an outbreak of the flesh-eating virus. Published May 30, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama shakes hands with former President George W. Bush in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Awkward: Obama to host Bush, the man he blames for it all

When President Obama hosts former President George W. Bush at the White House on Thursday to unveil his predecessor's official portrait, he'll pay tribute to the man whom he has blamed lately for everything short of an outbreak of the flesh-eating virus. Published May 30, 2012

President Obama speaks May 23, 2012, at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, Calif. (Associated Press)

Obama ducks calls to release his collegiate transcripts

When President Obama gave the commencement address last week at the Air Force Academy, he congratulated the cadets for excelling at one of the most demanding schools in the country. But decades after Mr. Obama completed his own college course work, his academic performance is still a mystery. Published May 28, 2012

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial touches the name of a fallen soldier etched on the wall of the memorial in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama honors Vietnam War veterans

Beginning a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, President Obama on Saturday called on Americans to thank veterans of that war during this weekend's Memorial Day observances. Published May 26, 2012

** FILE ** In this May 8, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama camp hits Romney over class size

The Obama campaign blasted presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday for his comments on a visit to an inner-city school that smaller class sizes are not a guarantee of a good education. Published May 25, 2012

President Obama speaks at the TPI Composites Factory, which manufactures wind-turbine blades, in Newton, Iowa, on Thursday. It is Mr. Obama's second visit as president to Newton, a city of about 15,000 east of Des Moines. (Associated Press)

Obama returns to Iowa to stump

On his second visit in a month to the battleground state of Iowa, President Obama accused congressional Republicans on Thursday of risking a slowdown in the economic recovery. Published May 24, 2012

From left, President Barack Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari talk during a family picture of NATO leaders at the NATO Summit in Chicago, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

NATO to turn over security to Afghans in year

NATO leaders reached an agreement Monday to turn over control of Afghanistan's security to its own troops by the middle of 2013, endorsing a plan backed by the Obama administration to phase out the U.S. lead in the unpopular war. Published May 21, 2012

President Obama speaks at a news conference at the NATO summit in Chicago on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Obama: Bain Capital is the issue in 2012

Seizing on his campaign's new line of attack against Mitt Romney's record as a venture capitalist, President Obama said Monday that private equity firms sometimes harm communities. Published May 21, 2012