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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

President Barack Obama reaches over to help Karmel Allison of San Diego who started to lose her balance while he was speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. The woman, who was standing with a group of supporters of the health care law, was helped away from the stage. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Caution: Obamacare may cause fainting

As the president spoke at length of the virtues of Obamacare, a young woman beneficiary of the program nearly fainted behind Mr. Obama on the steps of the White House Rose Garden. Published October 21, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, for and event with President Barack Obama on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Sebelius to appear before House on Obamacare on Oct. 30

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put off Republican lawmakers who want to question her about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare this week, instead agreeing to testify about the program's computer problems next week. Published October 21, 2013

President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce Jeh Johnson as his choice for the next Homeland Security Secretary, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Johnson was general counsel at the Defense Department during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Post-shutdown, White House to resume public tours

The Obama administration said Friday it will resume a "limited schedule" of public tours of the White House in November, after shutting out the public for months, ostensibly due to budget cuts. Published October 18, 2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Jeh Johnson, his choice for the next Homeland Security Secretary, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Johnson was general counsel at the Defense Department during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama nominates Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to head DHS

President Obama nominated former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson Friday to head the Department of Homeland Security, as top Senate Republicans warned of a battle ahead to ensure the department's enforcement of immigration laws. Published October 18, 2013

Immigration back on the front burner for Obama; raises eyebrows with DHS pick

President Obama said early Thursday that he wants to make a major push to have Congress pass immigration legislation this year — but by late in the day the White House was confirming he will nominate someone with little immigration experience to head the Department of Homeland Security. Published October 18, 2013

**FILE** Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

NSA spy chief to step down

Gen. Keith Alexander will retire next spring as head of the controversy-plagued National Security Agency, the White House said Thursday. Published October 17, 2013

President Obama thanked leaders from both parties for working out a deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt default. The Senate approved the last-minute deal 81-18. (Associated Press)

Obama gets most of his requests in Senate deal ending shutdown

President Obama got most of what he wanted Wednesday in the short-term deal to reopen the government and raise the nation's borrowing limit, but the shutdown confrontation showed that the Republican "fever" against him is still running high. Published October 16, 2013

A man, who asked to be identified only as "Frank", carries and "Impeach Obama" sign while protesting with others outside the White House in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, as the partial government shutdown enters its third week.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House discounts racism as factor in budget standoff

President Obama's spokesman said Tuesday that he doesn't think racism is to blame for the budget and debt impasse with congressional Republicans, two days after an anti-Obama demonstrator waved a Confederate flag in front of the White House in the midst of tea-party backed protest. Published October 15, 2013

**FILE** President Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control on Feb. 10, 2012, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama backs Sebelius despite Obamacare website glitches

Two weeks into the federal government's disastrous launch of Obamacare's online marketplaces, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama still supports beleaguered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in spite of calls for her resignation. Published October 15, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, reported some progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown. "Everyone just needs to be patient. Perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day. We're not there yet," he said. (Associated Press photographs)

Clock is ticking: Senate works to end shutdown, raise debt limit

Senate leaders explored the outlines of a deal Monday that would end the two-week-old government shutdown and give the Treasury Department enough borrowing room to stave off a potential default this month, but all sides cautioned that the specifics are all still up for negotiation. Published October 14, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stops to greet visitors from Panama City, Fla., guests of Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.  After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic, economy-jarring federal default.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP says it's ready to end shutdown

House Republicans, encouraged by the start of debt negotiations with the White House, said Friday they are also rushing to reopen the government as soon as possible with a "continuing resolution," or "CR." Published October 11, 2013