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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

A changed Obama reins in the rhetoric

President Obama's partisan tone on the campaign trail these days is a far cry from his idealism of 2004, when the fresh-faced Illinois state senator introduced himself to the nation with his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Published September 5, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 4, 2012, as he takes the stage for a campaign event at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama tells Virginia voters: 'You can choose my plan'

On his final campaign stop before heading to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama on Tuesday urged Virginia voters to defeat the forces of his opponents "who benefit from an unjust status quo." Published September 4, 2012

President Obama walks past debris on the sidewalks as he tours the Bridgewood neighborhood in LaPlace, La., in the Saint John the Baptist Parish, with local officials to survey the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama visits Louisiana to inspect damage by Isaac

In what the White House billed unconvincingly as a non-political trip, President Obama played catch-up Monday to Republican rival Mitt Romney by inspecting damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac and meeting with flood victims. Published September 3, 2012

President Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Ohio, Obama touts success of auto-industry bailout

As his allies in Big Labor savaged Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama told a heavily union crowd in this auto-manufacturing city Monday that he saved the industry while Mr. Romney would have allowed it to collapse. Published September 3, 2012

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama carries anti-war message to rallies

Campaigning in the adoring embrace of yet another college audience, President Obama blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney Sunday for ignoring the war in Afghanistan at the GOP convention, and suggested that his rival will prolong the war if elected president. Published September 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a victory rally, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Union Terminal in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Back on the stump in Ohio and Iowa, Romney and Obama trade jabs

Mitt Romney on Saturday aimed to keep his post-convention momentum going with a campaign stop in the battleground state of Ohio, while President Obama countered with the start of a campaign march through four swing states that he hopes will inject a jolt of energy into his re-election bid ahead of the Democratic National Convention next week in North Carolina. Published September 1, 2012

President Obama walks Aug. 31, 2012, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Biggs Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, with Gen. Lloyd Austin (right), vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, to greet members of the military and their families. (Associated Press)

Obama marks Iraq war end with troops

Seeking to reclaim the spotlight a day after Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama delivered an election-year reminder Friday that he kept his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. Published August 31, 2012

President Obama stops to greet campaign workers at the Obama for America field office in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama hits the road to reclaim spotlight

After three days of claiming to ignore a parade of Republicans bashing his record, President Obama will take to the road Friday for five straight days of campaigning in battleground states on the way to accepting his renomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next Thursday. Published August 30, 2012

In this Friday, July 29, 2011, photo, President Barack Obama walks down a ramp after delivering a speech at a gathering where he announced new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks at the Washington Convention Center in Washington.The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, by the Obama administration. The new rules would require the fleet of new cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Regulations to boost auto MPG, price tag

The Obama administration on Tuesday released final regulations forcing automakers to more than double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025 — and adding at least $1,800 to their price tags. Published August 28, 2012

People wait Aug. 23, 2012, outside a campaign field office in Raleigh, N.C., to receive credentials for President Obama's acceptance speech during Charlotte's Democratic Convention. (Associated Press)

Obama to break recent precedent, will stump during RNC

Incumbent presidents usually lay low during their opponents' nominating conventions, but not so with President Obama, who will wage an ambitious campaign next week to coincide with the Republican National Convention. Published August 23, 2012

President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington on Monday. "I don't think that Gov. Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad," Mr. Obama said. "But keep in mind, this is an ad that I didn't approve, I did not produce and, as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once." (Associated Press)

Obama: Nobody accused Romney of being a felon

President Obama refused to accept responsibility Monday for the actions of campaign surrogates who suggested Republican Mitt Romney committed a felony and that he contributed to the death of a woman who succumbed to cancer. Published August 20, 2012

**FILE** Demonstrators hold signs July 24, 2012, at an NAACP-organized rally on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., to protest the state's new voter identification law. The law is being challenged in court as unconstitutional. Democrats say it's an election year stunt to steal the White House. Republicans say it's necessary to prevent voting fraud. (Associated Press)

Pa. voters will need to show their IDs

In a ruling with implications for the presidential race, a judge on Wednesday rejected an effort by civil rights groups to block Pennsylvania's voter-ID law, legislation that Republicans say is needed to prevent fraud at the polls this fall. Published August 15, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden pays the George Washington High School football team a surprise visit on Monday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/The Register & Bee, Steven Mantilla) ** FILE **

Biden tells Va. supporters that Romney would put blacks 'back in chains'

Injecting racial politics into an election that already turned ugly, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a largely black audience Tuesday in Virginia that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would put voters "back in chains" with a plan to loosen regulations on Wall Street. Published August 14, 2012

President Obama is shown an old photograph Aug. 9, 2012, at Romero's Cafe and Catering in Pueblo, Colo., by Robert Romero (right), the establishment's owner, and Virginia Romero (left), who founded the establishment. (Associated Press)

Obama backers won't pull 'disgusting' TV ad

Supporters of President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer, a commercial that is raising questions about suspected coordination between the Obama campaign and an advocacy group founded by a former White House staffer. Published August 9, 2012

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Anti-Obama Catholics want dinner invitation rescinded

Catholics opposed to President Obama attending the annual Alfred E. Smith charity dinner in New York have started an online petition urging Cardinal Timothy Dolan to withdraw his invitation to the president. Published August 8, 2012