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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

Marines hold umbrellas as President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama shifts Benghazi blame to Congress, demands security funding

Standing in a drizzle that seemed to define his bad week, President Obama called on Congress on Thursday to boost security at U.S. embassies around the globe, seeking to deflect the issue onto lawmakers as the controversy simmers over the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in September. Published May 16, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on May 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House: Have faith in government despite scandals

Under siege from a series of scandals, the White House urged Americans on Wednesday not to lose faith in their government and promised that the IRS would treat taxpayers fairly in the future. Published May 15, 2013

**FILE** Libyans walk Sept. 12, 2012, on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Associated Press)

White House releases Benghazi emails, documents

The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday in an effort to quiet criticism that President Obama and his aides downplayed the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Published May 15, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks May 13, 2013, during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Scandals dog Obama even at police event

President Obama couldn't escape reminders of the IRS scandal Wednesday even at a ceremony to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Published May 15, 2013

President Obama speaks during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House on May 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

Scandals drown out Obama's message on economy

Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas? Don't worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either. Published May 14, 2013

President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, May 13, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where they talked about subjects ranging from Syria's civil war to preparations for a coming summit in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Benghazi cover-up charges a partisan 'sideshow,' president says

President Obama on Monday angrily denied a cover-up by his administration in downplaying the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and accused Republican lawmakers of carrying out a partisan "sideshow" by investigating it. Published May 13, 2013

The White House is pictured on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Washington. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

White House evacuated due to smoke

Journalists were evacuated from the White House Saturday morning when smoke from a malfunctioning electrical transformer set off an alarm, but the First Family was not affected. Published May 11, 2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry upon his arrival at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama's Texas trip an attempt to refocus on jobs, economy

President Obama's aides dislike the word "pivot" for its implication that he focuses on one priority at a time — but Mr. Obama's trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday is indisputably an effort to return attention to the economy after a spring overshadowed by gun control and other issues. Published May 8, 2013

President Obama leaves Air Force One upon his arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama against U.S. troops in Syria

In his third attempt in four days to explain his position on chemical weapon attacks in Syria, President Obama Friday night all but ruled out sending U.S. troops to fight in the civil war. Published May 3, 2013

President Obama speaks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City on May 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama touts gun control on Mexico visit

President Obama said Friday that gun control will help save lives — in Mexico. On his fourth trip to Mexico as president, Mr. Obama delivered a wide-ranging speech to students in Mexico City in which he pledged to help reduce gun violence there and to enact immigration reform that includes a pathway to U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants. Published May 3, 2013

President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands following their news conference at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on May 2, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama talks up immigration bill, touts border security while in Mexico

In Mexico to promote trade, President Obama said Thursday that security along the U.S.-Mexican border has improved and that a pending immigration reform bill in Congress would ensure the countries' economic growth doesn't get "bogged down" in border problems. Published May 2, 2013