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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

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Obama heads to California for several high-dollar fundraisers

After breaking bread with Republicans lately in search of compromise, President Obama will return to his role as Democratic fundraiser-in-chief Wednesday with a trip to the homes of liberal billionaire supporters in San Francisco. Published April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama scratches his head as he speaks during a campaign event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama seeks $100 million for brain research

Brushing aside the impact of automatic budget cuts, President Obama Tuesday proposed $100 million in new spending on a human brain research program that he said could develop new ways to treat autism, Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Published April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama greets people after arriving on Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami, Friday, March 29, 2013. Obama is promoting a plan to create jobs by attracting private investment in highways and other public works during a visit to a Miami port on Friday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama seeks $21 billion to repair ports, roads, bridges

President Obama called on Congress Friday to approve $21 billion in new spending to repair America's ports, roads and bridges, with the administration saying it will explain later how to pay for the programs. Published March 29, 2013

'Obamacare,' voter registration ties raise questions

The Obama administration isn't taking credit for a provision in the Affordable Care Act that encourages people to register to vote, although White House officials obviously favor the prescription. Published March 26, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (left) walks past a Secret Service agent after welcoming the NCAA college football BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the South Lawn of the White House to honor their 14th championship on April 19, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Secret Service gets first woman director

President Obama on Tuesday appointed the first woman ever to head the Secret Service, an agency still struggling to recover from a high-profile sex scandal. Published March 26, 2013

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