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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

**FILE** President Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah share a light moment when they met on June 29, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama headed to Saudi Arabia in March

In an apparent effort to ease strained relations, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next month, the White House said Monday. Published February 3, 2014

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Obama denies any wrongdoing on IRS, Benghazi

President Obama said Sunday there was "not even a smidgen" of corruption in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and that his team did not try to deceive the nation about the terrorist attack in Benghazi to aid his reelection bid in 2012. Published February 2, 2014

**FILE** President Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit on Dec. 4, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. (Associated Press)

President gets Obamacare blowback in online chat

In a format that's usually friendly to him, President Obama ran smack into complaints about Obamacare Friday from two citizens selected to ask him questions in a virtual "hangout" organized by the White House and the online service Google Plus. Published January 31, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected giving President Obama "fast-track" authority that would limit lawmakers to an up-or-down vote on trade deals, without amendments. "I think everyone would be well-advised just not to push this right now," said the Nevada Democrat. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

White House scrambles to save trade agenda

The White House scrambled Thursday to salvage two major trade deals after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the chamber's top Democrat, broke publicly with the administration over granting President Obama the ability to negotiate new free-trade deals. Published January 30, 2014

President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, hours before giving his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama State of the Union: 'Reverse the tides' of income inequality

"After four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better," Mr. Obama will say, according to excerpts of his speech. "But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." Published January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Listening in back are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, right. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

Obama to use State of the Union as opening salvo in 2014 midterms

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night is shaping up as an election-year rallying cry to his Democratic base to fight for income equality in America, even as the gap between rich and poor grows during his presidency. Published January 26, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during an reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama to mayors: We can work together to help cities

The president said he hoped that having his advisers network with mayors Thursday at the White House would spur more actions that can be taken without congressional approval to help cities. Published January 23, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Carney talked about President Barack Obama's upcoming State of the Union Address, the Ukraine and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House warns GOP: Raise the borrowing limit without strings

The White House feuded with Republican lawmakers Thursday over raising the nation’s borrowing limit and acknowledged that President Obama will be late again with his federal budget — indications that last month’s bipartisan budget and spending deals haven’t changed the fiscal dysfunction in Washington. Published January 23, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. The president called for ending the government's control of phone data from millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama pot comments not meant to endorse legalization: White House

"The president's position on these matters hasn't changed," said press secretary Jay Carney. "He made clear that he sees it as a bad habit and a vice, and not something that he would encourage. He's not endorsing any specific move by a state, he's simply making an observation." Published January 22, 2014