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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

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

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 (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

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

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

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Hankuk University in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Obama wants to push reduction of nuclear stockpiles

Seeking to lead by example on the nuclear dangers posed by North Korea and Iran, President Obama said Monday he'll pursue talks with Russia to further reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. Published March 25, 2012

White House Senior Press Lead Jesse Lewin (left) and Press Lead Jeff Tiller (center) use their cellphones after the main entrance to the Blue House was blocked by South Korean security personnel during President Obama's visit with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Sunday, March, 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Presidential press corps delayed in Seoul

Journalists traveling with President Obama were barred by South Korean security officials temporarily Sunday from gaining access to the grounds of the presidential house where Mr. Obama was meeting with Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Published March 25, 2012

World leaders to attend Korea nuke summit

With unpredictable and nuclear-armed North Korea on everyone's mind, South Korea will host a nuclear security summit beginning Monday that will draw the most foreign leaders ever to visit the country. Published March 21, 2012

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Obama: End tax breaks for oil companies

President Obama said Saturday he can't do much to lower gas prices, and renewed his call for Congress to end tax breaks for oil companies. Published March 17, 2012

President Obama speaks March, 16, 2012, during a 'Lawyers for Obama Luncheon' fundraiser at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. (Associated Press)

Raising money, Obama calls on GOP to raise its game

President Obama kicked off a full day of fundraising Friday in Chicago by urging Republican presidential candidates to behave more like Abraham Lincoln by promoting the common good. Published March 16, 2012

**FILE** Rep. Doc Hastings, Washington Republican (Associated Press)

Government data undercut Obama's energy claims

Countering President Obama's claim that he's doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office. Published March 15, 2012

President Obama greets audience members after speaking about energy on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House plays down report about tapping oil reserves

The White House on Thursday downplayed a report that President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed tapping government oil reserves in an effort to ease rising gas prices. Published March 15, 2012