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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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President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington on Monday. "I don't think that Gov. Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad," Mr. Obama said. "But keep in mind, this is an ad that I didn't approve, I did not produce and, as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once." (Associated Press)

Obama: Nobody accused Romney of being a felon

President Obama refused to accept responsibility Monday for the actions of campaign surrogates who suggested Republican Mitt Romney committed a felony and that he contributed to the death of a woman who succumbed to cancer. Published August 20, 2012

**FILE** Demonstrators hold signs July 24, 2012, at an NAACP-organized rally on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., to protest the state's new voter identification law. The law is being challenged in court as unconstitutional. Democrats say it's an election year stunt to steal the White House. Republicans say it's necessary to prevent voting fraud. (Associated Press)

Pa. voters will need to show their IDs

In a ruling with implications for the presidential race, a judge on Wednesday rejected an effort by civil rights groups to block Pennsylvania's voter-ID law, legislation that Republicans say is needed to prevent fraud at the polls this fall. Published August 15, 2012

Biden tells Va. supporters that Romney would put blacks 'back in chains'

Injecting racial politics into an election that already turned ugly, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a largely black audience Tuesday in Virginia that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would put voters "back in chains" with a plan to loosen regulations on Wall Street. Published August 14, 2012

President Obama is shown an old photograph Aug. 9, 2012, at Romero's Cafe and Catering in Pueblo, Colo., by Robert Romero (right), the establishment's owner, and Virginia Romero (left), who founded the establishment. (Associated Press)

Obama backers won't pull 'disgusting' TV ad

Supporters of President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer, a commercial that is raising questions about suspected coordination between the Obama campaign and an advocacy group founded by a former White House staffer. Published August 9, 2012

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Anti-Obama Catholics want dinner invitation rescinded

Catholics opposed to President Obama attending the annual Alfred E. Smith charity dinner in New York have started an online petition urging Cardinal Timothy Dolan to withdraw his invitation to the president. Published August 8, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Aug., 6, 2012, at a campaign fundraiser in Stamford, Conn. (Associated Press)

Obama signs bill requiring him to detail budget cuts

With as little fanfare as possible, President Obama signed legislation Tuesday requiring him to reveal to Congress within the next 30 days exactly where he would slash defense and domestic spending under automatic budget cuts due to take effect in January. Published August 7, 2012

President Obama waves Aug. 5, 2012, as he arrives the White House in Washington from Camp David. (Associated Press)

Obama taps Hollywood for campaign cash to match Romney’s haul

Beaten in the money chase by Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the third straight month, President Obama on Monday turned again to one of the Democratic Party's most lucrative and reliable sources of campaign cash — Hollywood. Published August 6, 2012

Biden diversifying his 2012 campaign portfolio

Once considered primarily the Obama campaign's designated attack dog, Vice President Joseph R. Biden has adopted a role that is lower in profile but more versatile on the stump in this election season. Published August 5, 2012

President Obama speaks on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Sen. Obama supported layoff warnings; now sees no need

President Obama's administration doesn't see the need for defense contractors to warn employees about possible layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts, but in 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama railed against employers failing to notify workers who were in danger of losing their jobs. Published August 1, 2012

President Barack Obama walks from Marine One after returning to the White House on the South Lawn in Washington, Friday, July 27, 2012. Obama attended fundraisers in Virginia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama calls on House GOP to approve middle-class tax cut bill

In spite of House Republicans' vow to reject the legislation, President Obama on Saturday urged GOP lawmakers to approve a bill that would raise taxes for families earning more than $250,000 per year and extend tax cuts for everyone else. Published July 28, 2012

President Obama shakes hands July 27, 2012, with AIPAC chairman Lee Rosenberg in the Oval Office of the White House after signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act. Also present are Howard Friedman (left), former AIPAC chairman, and Rep. Howard Berman (second from right), California Democrat. (Associated Press)

On cusp of Romney visit, Obama offers new Israeli aid

On the eve of Republican Mitt Romney's trip to Jerusalem, President Obama highlighted new military aid for Israel Friday and held a signing ceremony in the Oval Office for a bill expanding U.S. ties with the Middle East ally. Published July 27, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks July 26, 2012, during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama won’t push new gun control law

A day after President Obama vowed in a speech to leave "no stone unturned" in his quest to reduce gun violence, his spokesman said the president's efforts won't include any new gun-control proposals. Published July 26, 2012

**FILE** Advocates demanding tougher gun control laws were among several dozen protesters who greeted President Obama outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on July 24, 2012. Obama was in Oregon to raise money for his re-election campaign. (Associated Press)

Obama calls for measures against gun violence

Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Obama said Wednesday night he would "leave no stone unturned" in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases. Published July 25, 2012

President Obama addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., on July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama still trying to explain 'you didn't build that' comment

Amid signs that Republican Mitt Romney's attacks on President Obama's economic views are having an impact, Mr. Obama is trying for the second straight week to clarify his comments that self-made entrepreneurs aren't entirely responsible for their own success. Published July 24, 2012

President Obama addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Monday, July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama: GOP ‘playing politics’ with military

Speaking to an audience of veterans, President Obama on Monday accused Republican lawmakers of "playing politics with our military" in the administration's budget standoff with the GOP over looming cuts for defense and other programs. Published July 23, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks June 28, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama campaign racking up big credit-card fees

President Obama portrays himself as a watchdog of credit card companies and a critic of their fees, but his re-election campaign is a gold mine for some of those same companies. Published July 23, 2012