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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

**FILE** The empty parking lot of bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra is seen in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama's first ad defends failed Solyndra deal

President Obama's first campaign advertisement pushes back against criticism of the federal loan guarantee for solar panel maker Solyndra and praises his energy record, even as condemnation mounts over his rejection of a $7 billion oil pipeline. Published January 19, 2012

President Obama greets guests Jan. 19, 2012, after speaking at the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama visits Florida, relaxes travel restrictions

Visiting a tourism-dependent state that is crucial to his reelection hopes, President Obama announced in Florida Thursday that he is easing travel restrictions on foreign citizens who want to come to the U.S. Published January 19, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, during a forum on jobs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Republicans fume as Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

In an election-year decision that divided the Democrats' twin pillars of big labor and environmentalists, the Obama administration Wednesday rejected the proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would provide up to 20,000 jobs on a project stretching from Canada to the Texas coast. Published January 18, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama sits with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley while meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on Jan. 17, 2012, in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama advisers push oil pipelines for jobs

President Obama's jobs council endorsed a wide range of pro-growth proposals Tuesday that includes building oil pipelines and expanding drilling in the U.S., steps that House Republicans promptly noted are being blocked by Senate Democrats. Published January 17, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives his daily briefing on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

White House slams Gingrich over food stamp moniker

The White House struck back Tuesday at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, saying more people in America are on food stamps under President Obama because of policies promoted by Mr. Gingrich and other Republican leaders. Published January 17, 2012

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia are greeted Jan. 16, 2012, by Paul F. Bliss, president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area as they participate in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (Associated Press)

On King's day, Obama issues call for service

As he helped spruce up a school in D.C. to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama said Monday the true meaning of a quote that's being revised on the city's new King memorial is that everyone can work for social justice. Published January 16, 2012

** FILE ** U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue listens to a question after his State of American Business address on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

Chamber chief critical of Obama's jobs agenda

In his annual speech on the state of American business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue criticized President Obama for a weak election-year economic agenda and an "avalanche" of new regulations. Published January 12, 2012

Dixville Notch, N.H., residents (from left) Tanner Tillotson, Peter Johnson and Jacques Couture wait on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Balsams Grand Resort for the stoke of midnight to cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Voters in N.H. head to the polls

New Hampshire voters began casting their ballots at schools and churches Tuesday in the nation's first presidential primary as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich kept up his attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner. Published January 10, 2012

** FILE ** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters at the Romney for President New Hampshire primary night rally at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Behind Mr. Romney are his sons Tagg (left) and Craig and his wife, Ann. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Romney wins New Hampshire, Paul second

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday night, overcoming charges by his conservative Republican rivals that he is a political moderate and a corporate raider to capture a double-digit victory in New Hampshire. Published January 10, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford, N.H., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney weakens in N.H. as foes slam jobs record

As voters head to the polls at the New Hampshire presidential primary, Mitt Romney's rivals blasted his record as a venture capitalist while the Republican front-runner's support in polls eroded further. Published January 9, 2012

New Hampshire lawmakers question Obama's citizenship

President Obama is on the Democratic ballot for New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday, despite the efforts of some Republican state legislators who argue the president doesn't qualify as a "natural-born citizen." Published January 9, 2012

Top 3 GOP challengers gang up on Romney

As the Republican presidential hopefuls wrapped up their final weekend of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the top three challengers of front-runner Mitt Romney attacked his conservative credentials and portrayed him as a political loser. Published January 8, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shakes hands at campaign town meeting in Salem, N.H., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Gingrich: Romney win would hurt GOP

As the Republican presidential candidates geared up Saturday for two crucial debates 12 hours apart, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the party's core principles would be undermined if front-runner Mitt Romney wins the nomination. Published January 7, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laughs Jan. 5, 2012, as he is asked a question during a campaign stop in Meredith, N.H. (Associated Press)

Going local: Gingrich woos N.H. voters over power project

The GOP presidential candidates in New Hampshire have appealed to voters mostly by promoting their conservative credentials, but former House Speaker Newt Gingrich earned the biggest headlines Friday by going local. Published January 6, 2012

With just four days before the nation's first presidential primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul R-TX, delivers his speech to a large crowd during a campaign stop at Nashua Jet Aviation at Biore Field Airport in Nashua, NH, Friday, January 6, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Paul, son target Santorum in N.H. campaigning debut

Rep. Ron Paul, running a distant second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in New Hampshire polls, arrived in New Hampshire to a thunderous rally with supporters Friday for the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's primary. Published January 6, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left), accompanied by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, campaigns for the GOP presidential nomination at the Boys and Girls Club in Salem, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney calls Obama a 'crony capitalist'

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, seeking to solidify his status as the Republican presidential front-runner, criticized President Obama on Thursday as a "crony capitalist" who meddles recklessly with economic forces he doesn't understand. Published January 5, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich campaigns at the Plymouth Senior Center on Thursday in Plymouth, N.H. With the New Hampshire GOP primary just days away on Jan. 10, the former House speaker is contrasting the front-runner's record with his own. (Associated Press)

Gingrich: Romney soft on left

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stepped up his attacks on rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, accusing the GOP presidential front-runner of "accommodating the left" and airing a new TV ad in New Hampshire that criticizes Mr. Romney by name. Published January 5, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left), accompanied by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, campaigns Jan. 4, 2012, during a town hall style meeting in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

McCain endorses 2008 rival Romney

Fresh from the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Sen. John McCain on Wednesday as he seeks a more convincing win in the New Hampshire primary. Published January 4, 2012