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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 walks July 20, 2012, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington following his arrival on the Marine One helicopter. Obama cut short his campaign stop in Florida in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. (Associated Press)

Obama to visit families of Colo. shooting victims

President Obama will visit Sunday with families of the shooting victims of the movie-theater massacre in the battleground state of Colorado, the White House announced Saturday night. Published July 21, 2012

President Obama pauses July 20, 2012, during an event at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers, Fla., for a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 people dead. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney mourn for Colo. victims

Cutting short a campaign trip to Florida, President Obama asked Americans Friday to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado "and for all the victims of less-publicized acts of violence that plague our communities every single day." Published July 20, 2012

Obama tries to explain entrepreneurs comments

Facing more bad news on the housing front and a surge in the polls by his Republican rival, President Obama changed his tune Thursday night about some roundly criticized comments that entrepreneurs don't build businesses on their own. Published July 19, 2012

Republicans back Clinton welfare rule

The White House rejected charges Wednesday that President Obama is trying to gut work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law, and accused Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, of "flip-flopping" on the need to give states flexibility in implementing the law. Published July 18, 2012

President Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 6, 2012, while on a two-day campaign swing by bus through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The presidential seal adorns the lectern. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama, Romney campaigns positively negative at an earlier stage

During the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama described negative campaigning as the refuge of candidates who "don't have a record to run on." Four years later, President Obama is going negative on Republican opponent Mitt Romney with a vengeance. Published July 17, 2012

Obama slams Romney’s proposals on taxes

President Obama's latest line of attack against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney ran into resistance Monday even before he fired the first salvo at a town-hall meeting in Ohio. Published July 16, 2012

President Obama speaks May 8, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama will not attend AIDS conference

Despite pressure from activist groups, President Obama will not attend the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington next week — the first such meeting in the U.S. in 22 years. Published July 16, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks July 16, 2012, during a White House community leaders briefing on seniors issues at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. (Associated Press)

Biden: Secret Service rental cottage 'a tiny barn'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. revealed a little more Monday about the origins of a cottage on his Delaware property that he is renting to the Secret Service for about $20,000 per year, saying the structure was "a tiny barn" when he purchased the property. Published July 16, 2012

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

Obama Va. visits sparks GOP attacks over defense

Republicans blasted President Obama Friday for campaigning in Virginia near the largest U.S. naval base while ignoring their proposed solution to avoid looming defense cuts. Published July 13, 2012

President Obama pauses while speaking at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Obama says he failed at persuasion

President Obama, whose skills as an orator are credited with helping him win the presidency in 2008, said in an interview Thursday that he has failed in office to communicate effectively with the public. Published July 12, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden addresses the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

At NAACP, Biden hits Romney adviser Bork over civil rights

Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Thursday attacked former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, an adviser to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, for plotting to roll back civil rights gains if Mr. Romney defeats President Obama in November. Published July 12, 2012

FILE - In this June 28, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses while speaking about the Supreme Court's health care ruling in Washington. High unemployment threatens not only President Barack Obama's re-election prospects. It will also bedevil whoever occupies the White House for the next four years. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Millions of dollars spent in clash over jobs records

With four months to go until Election Day, President Obama's well-funded campaign on the airwaves is focusing on two broad themes: that he is a fighter for the middle class who needs more time to finish the job, and that Republican rival Mitt Romney is obsessed with corporate profits to the point of being borderline unpatriotic. Published July 4, 2012

**FILE** Voter Salema Dahdah steps out the voting booth at Saint Monica Lanes in Philadelphia on Nov. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

ID law could impact 10 percent of Pennsylvania voters

Nearly 10 percent of Pennsylvania's registered voters do not have photo identification cards from the state transportation department, and could be ineligible to vote in November under the state's new Republican-backed voter ID law. Published July 4, 2012

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

White House payroll costs up 2 percent over previous year

Despite a pay freeze imposed by President Obama two years ago, payroll at the White House rose about 2 percent in the past year and there are 14 more employees than a year ago, according to an administration report to Congress. Published July 2, 2012

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

White House: 'Penalty' for not having insurance

Disputing the Supreme Court's characterization of the individual mandate in the health-care law as a tax, the White House Friday still chose to call it a "penalty" that people would be required to pay for not carrying insurance. Published June 29, 2012

Obama hails ruling as win for 'middle class'

The Supreme Court handed President Obama a major political victory on his signature health care issue Thursday, but the justices also provided Republicans with a sharper campaign issue by defining the law's individual mandate as a tax. Published June 28, 2012