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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 ** President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama, top, and daughters Malia, top left, and Sasha, bottom right, at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama calls for fiscal deal, departs for Hawaii

A day after efforts to avert the fiscal cliff collapsed, President Obama said Friday that he again asked Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress to work out a deal on middle-class tax cuts and unemployment benefits that would prevent taxes for most Americans going up on Jan. 1. Published December 21, 2012

**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

White House knocks McCain for Palin pick

Smarting over Senate Republicans' criticism of envoy Susan E. Rice that ended her chances of becoming secretary of state, the White House took an apparent swipe Friday at Sen. John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008. Published December 14, 2012

President Obama wipes his eye as he talks in the White House briefing room in Washington about the Connecticut elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

Emotional Obama: 'Our hearts are broken today'

Wiping away tears and choking back his emotions, President Obama said Friday the mass shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., require the country to "take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." Published December 14, 2012

A Christmas at the White House for Boehner?

President Obama summoned House Speaker John A. Boehner to an evening meeting at the White House on Thursday as the two tried to jump-start budget talks that had idled while both sides struggled to gain political advantage. Published December 13, 2012

**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

Battered by Benghazi, Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

Embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name Thursday from consideration to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after months of criticism over her comments about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in September. Published December 13, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Dec. 5, 2012, about the fiscal cliff at the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers, in Washington. (Associated Press)

For Obama, trimmings all on holiday schedule

Since returning from a trip to Southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed ­­­­­to play three rounds of golf but has met face to face only once with House Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession. Published December 12, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No deal: GOP, Democrats trade barbs as clock ticks down on 'fiscal cliff'

President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner offered no outward signs of progress Tuesday on talks to reach a year-end agreement on taxes and spending, with the House Republican leader accusing the president of "slow walking" negotiations and the White House criticizing Republican proposals to raise tax revenue as too vague. Published December 11, 2012

President Obama speaks to workers about the economy during a Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. (Associated Press)

Obama wades into labor fight on Michigan swing

Stumping for higher taxes on top earners, President Obama Monday also inserted himself squarely into Michigan's boiling debate over a new right-to-work labor law, telling a crowd of Detroit-area auto workers that Republicans pushing for the law are creating political distractions and risking harm to the economy. Published December 10, 2012

South Korean rapper Psy, who gained popularity with his song "Gangnam Style," gives a press conference before a concert at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

White House faces furor over Psy's anti-U.S. lyrics

The White House deleted a petition Friday on its website demanding that President Obama rescind an invitation to "Gangnam-style" rapper Psy to sing at a Christmas concert in Washington, because of the performer's anti-American rants. Published December 7, 2012

Outgoing director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag after President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Charities could be losers in 'fiscal cliff' tax fight

In the fiscal feud between President Obama and Republican lawmakers, economists agree that Washington could raise several hundred billion dollars by limiting tax deductions and closing loopholes for the wealthy, but charities likely would take a big hit in donations. Published December 6, 2012

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Lame-duck Senate in no hurry to OK judges

The selection of federal judges is among the most enduring legacies of any president, but there's no indication that President Obama's lackluster record on getting his judicial nominations approved on Capitol Hill will improve anytime soon. Published December 5, 2012

** FILE ** Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat (Associated Press)

Obama's FOIA lag draws fire from left and right

Lawmakers of both parties blasted President Obama on Tuesday for failing to live up to his promise of open government, after a report found that nearly two-thirds of his administration's agencies are failing to comply with a five-year-old law requiring bureaucrats to be more responsive to public requests for information. Published December 4, 2012

President Obama walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, before boarding the Marine One helicopter en route to Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland and then on to Hatfield, Pa., to speak at the Rodon Group manufacturing facility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama pushes tax hike for families earning more than $250K

President Obama described his proposed $1.6 trillion tax increase Friday as "a little more revenue" and raised the rhetoric on Republican lawmakers to approve the tax hike for families earning more than $250,000 per year. Published November 30, 2012

** FILE ** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, about the Benghazi terrorist attack. (Associated Press)

White House blames GOP for Rice-Keystone flap

The White House accused Republicans on Thursday of digging up information that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice owns stock in the company seeking to build the Keystone pipeline, and wouldn't say whether it might harm her potential nomination as Secretary of State. Published November 29, 2012

In this photo released by the White House, President Obama and Mitt Romney meet in the Oval Office before their private lunch on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Romney, Obama discuss ‘leadership’ over lunch

Perhaps it's reading between the lines of their private lunch Thursday at the White House, but President Obama and his vanquished Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, will probably never consider each other friends. Published November 29, 2012

**FILE** President Obama (right) and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney to meet for lunch at White House

Mitt Romney will have a private lunch with President Obama at the White House on Thursday, their first meeting since the Republican nominee lost the election to the incumbent Nov. 6. Published November 28, 2012

President Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks public's leverage in 'fiscal cliff' fight

Forgoing direct negotiations with House Republicans for another week, President Obama surrounded himself Wednesday with middle-class taxpayers and urged Americans to pressure Congress to embrace his plan to end tax breaks for families earning more than $250,000 per year. Published November 28, 2012