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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

White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House lobbies House to scrub Holder contempt vote

President Obama's spokesman urged House Republicans on Wednesday to cancel a planned vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, saying most Americans don't care about the separation-of-powers struggle. Published June 27, 2012

Gay activists make obscene gesture at Reagan White House portrait

The White House expressed disapproval Friday of photographs showing gay-rights activists, guests of President Obama, making obscene gestures at the portrait of President Reagan during a gay-pride reception at the White House last week. Published June 22, 2012

**FILE** President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

Obama again calls for action on student loans

With loan rates set to rise in 10 days for more than 7 million students, President Obama took to the bully pulpit again Thursday to blame congressional Republicans for inaction. Published June 21, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks June 21, 2012, during his daily news briefing at the White House. (Associated Press)

Two sides circle warily in legal clash over Fast and Furious

As the House of Representatives moved closer to a vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt in the clash over the probe into the Fast and Furious affair, the two sides Thursday were still seeking a deal short of all-out constitutional warfare. Published June 21, 2012

Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson (Associated Press)

Bryson steps down as Commerce head after seizures

President Obama's beleaguered economic team took another blow Thursday with the announcement that Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, ending a brief tenure that came to a close after he got into a series of car accidents in Southern California two weeks ago. Published June 21, 2012

**FILE** President Obama (left) speaks Feb. 9, 2012, in Washington about a settlement with the nation's five largest banks over foreclosures. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is in the background. (Associated Press)

Scholars doubt White House privilege claim

President Obama could be on shaky legal ground with his assertion of executive privilege in a congressional investigation that has been going on for a year, according to scholars who study the limits of presidential power. Published June 20, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks April 30, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama raises legal eyebrows with executive privilege claim

President Obama could be on shaky legal ground with his assertion of executive privilege in a congressional investigation that has been going on for a year, according to scholars who study the limits of presidential power. Published June 20, 2012

President Obama speaks during a press conference at the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Obama: Russia, China aren't on board with ousting Assad

President Obama said Tuesday he failed to persuade the presidents of Russia and China to support the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and laid part of the blame with them for the Syrian regime's ongoing slayings of pro-democracy civilian protesters. Published June 19, 2012

**FILE** President Obama talks June 8, 2012, about the economy at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens veto of GOP energy bill

The Obama administration Tuesday threatened to veto a House Republican bill that would link expanded oil and gas production to drawdowns in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Published June 19, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Obama, Putin tiptoe on 'Syrian affair'

In their first meeting following renewed tensions between the U.S. and Russia, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin called Monday for an end to the violence in Syria and said there's still time for diplomacy to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Published June 18, 2012

President Obama holds out his hand to shake Russian President Vladimir Putin's during a bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Obama, Putin seek 'cessation' of Syria violence

In their first meeting following renewed tensions between the U.S. and Russia, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin called Monday for an end to the violence in Syria and said there's still time for diplomacy to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Published June 18, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres share a toast after Mr. Obama presented Mr. Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama aims to shore up Jewish support

President Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian medal Wednesday night to Israeli President Shimon Peres as frustration mounts in Israel over the administration's handling of Iran and as signs emerge of a possible backlash among Jewish voters in the U.S. Published June 13, 2012

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