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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

President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza) ** FILE **

Dems desert faltering Obama amid election year disarray

Even as President Obama is praising congressional Democrats for their unity on raising the nation's debt ceiling, he is encountering the election-year limits of party discipline on a wide range of his other priorities. Published February 16, 2014

FILE - In a Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a wrapped condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America's valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as "aggravated" homosexual acts.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Obama denounces Uganda for law criminalizing gay sex

President Obama denounced Uganda on Sunday for approving a law that will impose lengthy criminal sentences on people convicted of engaging in homosexual acts and said the law "will complicate" U.S. relations with the East African nation. Published February 16, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden gets a hug from Rep. Jim Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, during the dedication ceremony of the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in Columbia, S.C., on July 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

Rep. Clyburn calls Biden 'most important' veep

Needless to say Dick Cheney wasn't in the room Friday when Rep. James Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden "might be the most important vice president in history." Published February 14, 2014


Obama appointee hampered by work on Mumia Abu-Jamal case

The battle over President Obama's nominee for the top civil-rights job at the Justice Department is shifting to Sen. Robert P. Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, a friend of the president who faces fierce home-state opposition to the nominee for taking on the cause of a notorious cop-killer. Published February 13, 2014

"Being a donor does not get you a job in this administration, nor does it preclude you from getting one," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. President Obama came into office promising change. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama's ambassador picks turn into embarrassment

The tradition of appointing campaign fundraisers to ambassadorships is coming back to embarrass President Obama and his diplomatic corps with nominees who are ignorant of the countries in which they'll be working. Published February 12, 2014

Unions pressing for judges friendly to labor

Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations. Published February 11, 2014

President Barack Obama walks with French President Francois Hollande on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, during a state arrival ceremony for Hollande. Lauding the "enduring alliance" between the United States and France, President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed President Francois Hollande to the White House for a lavish state visit. The highly anticipated trip is taking place amid swirling speculation on both sides of the Atlantic about problems in Hollande's personal life. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama welcomes Hollande for state visit

President Obama welcomed French President Francois Hollande Tuesday for an official state visit, honoring the U.S. ally with a traditional arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Published February 11, 2014

Obama traveling to Michigan to sign farm bill

As he prepared to sign the new farm bill, President Obama ordered his administration Friday to promote a new "Made in Rural America" initiative to promote exports and investment. Published February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Guest-in-chief Obama bids farewell to Jay Leno

Mr. Obama was the first sitting president to appear on a late-night show when he visited the "Tonight" show with Mr. Leno on March 19, 2009, only 58 days after taking office. The president has appeared six times on the show. Published February 6, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says no immigration deal until Obama enforces laws

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that until President Obama proves he's serious about enforcing immigration laws, it will be difficult to get a bill through the House this year — dealing a potentially fatal blow to the chances for action in 2014. Published February 6, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, speaks to reporters on Jan. 9, 2013, in Nashville. (Associated Press)

NLRB gives embattled unions 'ambush election' victory

Republicans and business groups blasted a decision Wednesday by the politically divided National Labor Relations Board to speed up the process for employees to form unions in “ambush elections.” Published February 5, 2014