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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

** 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

** 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, is followed by reporters after holding a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

House signs off on Senate plan for tax-cut extension

In a very public retreat, House Republican leaders late Thursday agreed to a two-month extension of payroll-tax cuts, a move that will prevent Social Security taxes from rising on millions of workers Jan. 1. Published December 22, 2011

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Dec. 22, 2011, about extending the payroll-tax cut during a briefing on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

McConnell calls on House GOP to relent on tax impasse

Underscoring the division among congressional Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday called on House Republicans to accept a two-month extension of payroll tax cuts and end the stalemate that would hike taxes for millions of workers on Jan. 1. Published December 22, 2011

President Obama waves to people gathered outside in the rain as he shops for Christmas gifts Wednesday in Alexandria. The president's spokesman said Mr. Obama's assertion that he ranked among the greatest presidents was taken out of context. (Associated Press)

White House hedges on '4th-best' president claim

Facing widespread ridicule for President Obama's description of himself as at least the fourth-best president in history, the White House on Wednesday tried to qualify his assessment as based in part on the "volume" of his achievements. Published December 21, 2011

President Obama and his dog, Bo, visit with a poodle named Cinnamon as they check out at a PetSmart store in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama goes shopping with first dog Bo

President Obama, who has been criticizing House Republicans for risking a tax increase that would cost the average American worker $40 per week, went out and spent $41 on his dog Wednesday. Published December 21, 2011