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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


FCC honcho sees waste in school Internet push

A member of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that public schools — including those in President Obama's hometown of Chicago — have wasted millions intended to connect students to the Internet on gadgets such as smart phones for school administrators. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** J. Russell George is the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration. (Associated Press)

IRS says tax snooper was no agency worker

Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the IRS said Tuesday that a case involving a deliberate breach of privacy was not committed by anyone working for the agency. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on July 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama takes case for immigration reform to Spanish language TV

President Obama on Tuesday intensified his summer campaign to pressure House Republicans to approve immigration reform, conducting interviews with several Spanish-language television anchors while his spokesman boasted that the Senate wouldn't have passed a bill without the president's leadership. Published July 16, 2013

White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses during his daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jay Carney defends new IRS boss, downplays Times report

Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama has confidence in the man he's chosen to clean up the Internal Revenue Service. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice." (Associated Press)

EXCLUSIVE: Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records

A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases. Published July 15, 2013

President Barack Obama with former President George H. W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Barbara Bush, behind left, arrive to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, a retired couple and farm owners from Union, Iowa, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Two weeks after praising George W., Obama honors George H.W. Bush

For the second time in two weeks, President Obama praised a Republican named Bush. On Monday, it was former President George H.W. Bush receiving plaudits from Mr. Obama, as the White House hosted a ceremony to honor award recipients from the "Points of Light" foundation that Mr. Bush helped to create. Published July 15, 2013

Obama not stepping in to save Detroit

President Obama credited himself during his re-election campaign for rescuing Detroit's auto industry, but the White House said Thursday that he has no immediate plans to save the city itself from bankruptcy. Published July 11, 2013

**FILE** President Obama is greeted by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat, upon his arrival at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport on June 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

Black caucus presses Obama on voting rights, immigration

Black lawmakers pressed President Obama on Tuesday to ensure that immigration reform doesn't shortchange African immigrants, and they strategized about ways to protect minority voting rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Published July 9, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama offers guidelines for 'smarter' government

Two years after his call for government efficiency brought limited results, President Obama vowed Monday to try again, saying this time he would make agencies work "smarter." Published July 8, 2013

President Obama convenes a meeting with his national security team at the White House, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Credit/Pete Souza)

Obama warns Egypt against arbitrary arrests during Situation Room summit

As a new interim president of Egypt was sworn in Thursday, President Obama met with his national-security team at the White House to review the situation and to warn Egypt’s interim government away from retaliation against its former Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Published July 4, 2013