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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 'confident' EU can steady economy

President Obama said Friday the world's 20 leading economies have "moved the ball forward" on Europe's debt crisis in spite of failing to agree on how to boost the International Monetary Fund's lending power for a potential rescue of nations in danger of default. Published November 4, 2011

President Obama speaks about managing student debt during an event at the University of Colorado at Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A year left: Obama running against history

With Sunday marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election. Published November 3, 2011

President Obama (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy make statements to reporters at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Sarkozy asks Obama to help with debt crisis

President Obama was greeted at the G-20 summit in this seaside resort Thursday with a plea by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to get more involved in resolving Europe's spiraling debt crisis. Published November 3, 2011

President Obama implores Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act as he speaks on  Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, to a Washington audience that includes ironworkers and steamfitters at Georgetown Waterfront Park. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama calls for action by Congress on jobs bill

With yet another part of his jobs package on the line in Congress on Thursday, President Obama traveled across Washington on Wednesday to press his case — and claimed the support of the Almighty for his plans. Published November 2, 2011

With the Key Bridge and Potomac River as his backdrop, President Obama offers remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama: God wants people back at work

Urging Congress again to pass a portion of his jobs bill, President Obama claimed Wednesday that God is on his side. Published November 2, 2011

European woes will take G-20 spotlight off Obama

In a rare global summit where the U.S. leader is not the center of attention, President Obama leaves Wednesday evening for the Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, with a diminished international presence and an economic-growth message being drowned out by the scramble to deal with Europe's unresolved debt crisis. Published November 1, 2011

President Obama answers questions about the European debt deal as he meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas on Oct. 27, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama: U.S. growth key to global recovery

Setting the tone for his trip to the G-20 summit in France next week, President Obama said Friday the most important thing world leaders can do to boost the global economy is "to get the U.S. economy growing faster." Published October 28, 2011

Watchdog: Obama stretches truth on accomplishments

President Obama has taken to claiming at recent political rallies and fundraisers that he has fulfilled 60 percent of his campaign promises from 2008, but the scorecard of an independent arbiter suggests that Mr. Obama is grading himself on a generous curve. Published October 27, 2011

Obama campaign cashes in out West

President Obama topped 60 fundraisers for the year Tuesday night as he raked in more campaign cash from Hollywood elites and entertainers on a three-day swing through Western states. Published October 25, 2011

Obama campaign seizes on Iraq

It took President Obama's re-election campaign a little more than 24 hours to try to capitalize on the president's announcement that he is withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year. Published October 22, 2011

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, where he declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2012

President Obama declared Friday that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending talks for an extended deployment with Baghdad and ruling against the earlier advice of some senior military commanders who had recommended keeping several thousand troops there into 2012. Published October 21, 2011

White House backs Biden's rape, murder remarks

The White House on Thursday defended Vice President Joseph R. Biden's rhetoric that more Americans will be raped and killed if Republican lawmakers reject part of President Obama's jobs bill that would pay for more police officers on the street. Published October 20, 2011

First lady joins President Obama on jobs tour

The White House deployed first lady Michelle Obama Wednesday in the president's campaign to promote his jobs bill, as the administration pressured Republican senators to approve incentives for businesses to hire more veterans. Published October 19, 2011

Obama nixes parley with 'Occupy' activists

President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip. Published October 18, 2011

President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall on Sunday. The president said that King's achievements did not come easily or swiftly, but added that the civil rights leader persevered and prevailed. (Associated Press)

Obama: MLK would have backed 'Occupy' protests

Drawing parallels between civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. and his own leadership challenges, President Obama on Sunday dedicated a memorial to King on the National Mall by saying King would have sympathized with activists demanding social justice from Wall Street. Published October 16, 2011

Obama vows to continue fight for jobs bill

President Obama vowed Wednesday he "will not take no for an answer" from Republican senators who stood unified against his $447 billion jobs bill, as Democratic leaders regrouped and moved forward with a Plan B. Published October 12, 2011

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok took off Tuesday for their five-day visit to the United States. (Associated Press)

South Korean visit offers rare bright spot for Obama

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front. Published October 11, 2011