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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

Obama takes credit for GOP governors' success

President Obama said Thursday night that Republican governors are taking credit for improving their states' economies when it's really his administration's policies that have helped growth. Published February 20, 2014

President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper leave a photo opp  at the Cosmovitral stained glass botanical garden in Toluca, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, before the seventh trilateral North American Leaders Summit Meeting. This year's theme is “North American Competitiveness.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama denies Democrats stand in way of free trade agreement

Under pressure from Canada and Mexico to move forward on a huge free trade agreement, President Obama tried to deflect blame Wednesday from congressional Democrats who are vehemently opposed to the deal. Published February 19, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Carney answered questions including ones on Syria and North Korea. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

White House mum on damning North Korea report

The White House declined an opportunity Tuesday to jump on a stinging United Nations report documenting mass crimes against humanity by the regime in North Korea, despite its past criticisms of Pyongyang. Published February 18, 2014

** FILE ** In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Minimum wage hike would kill a half-million jobs: CBO

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will cost the U.S. economy a half-million jobs by 2016 but will substantially boost wages for most low-income workers, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday that adds a significant hurdle to Democrats' push for an increase. Published February 18, 2014

With a map of the United States on a truck in the background, President Barack Obama speaks about how having a fuel-efficient truck fleet can boost the economy and help combat climate change, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama’s fuel-efficiency speech another ‘do as I say’ event

President Obama's visit to suburban Maryland on Tuesday to announce new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks was anything but efficient, as the commander-in-chief took a 15-vehicle caravan on an hour-long round trip just to deliver a 17-minute speech at a local Safeway distribution center. Published February 18, 2014

**FILE** President Barack Obama speaks to reporters on Air Force One shortly after landing in Springfield, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama orders new auto fuel standards

As part of his efforts to combat climate change, President Obama will order the EPA Tuesday to issue a new round of regulations by March 2016 requiring auto manufacturers to boost fuel efficiency in medium and heavy-duty vehicles, a White House official said. Published February 18, 2014

President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza) ** FILE **

Dems desert faltering Obama amid election year disarray

Even as President Obama is praising congressional Democrats for their unity on raising the nation's debt ceiling, he is encountering the election-year limits of party discipline on a wide range of his other priorities. Published February 16, 2014

FILE - In a Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a wrapped condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America's valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as "aggravated" homosexual acts.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Obama denounces Uganda for law criminalizing gay sex

President Obama denounced Uganda on Sunday for approving a law that will impose lengthy criminal sentences on people convicted of engaging in homosexual acts and said the law "will complicate" U.S. relations with the East African nation. Published February 16, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden gets a hug from Rep. Jim Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, during the dedication ceremony of the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in Columbia, S.C., on July 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

Rep. Clyburn calls Biden 'most important' veep

Needless to say Dick Cheney wasn't in the room Friday when Rep. James Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden "might be the most important vice president in history." Published February 14, 2014


Obama appointee hampered by work on Mumia Abu-Jamal case

The battle over President Obama's nominee for the top civil-rights job at the Justice Department is shifting to Sen. Robert P. Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, a friend of the president who faces fierce home-state opposition to the nominee for taking on the cause of a notorious cop-killer. Published February 13, 2014

"Being a donor does not get you a job in this administration, nor does it preclude you from getting one," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. President Obama came into office promising change. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama's ambassador picks turn into embarrassment

The tradition of appointing campaign fundraisers to ambassadorships is coming back to embarrass President Obama and his diplomatic corps with nominees who are ignorant of the countries in which they'll be working. Published February 12, 2014

Unions pressing for judges friendly to labor

Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations. Published February 11, 2014