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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

Gen. Lloyd Austin (left), the top U.S. commander in Iraq, looks on as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) shakes hands with the James Jeffrey, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, upon Mr. Biden's arrival in Baghdad on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Biden on surprise visit to Iraq before U.S. pullout

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Tuesday night to meet with Iraqi officials and thank U.S. troops in advance of the year-end drawdown. Published November 29, 2011

President Obama speaks Nov, 21, 2011, at the White House before signing legislation that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. (Associated Press)

Obama takes tax pitch to 'must-win' state of Pa.

The White House is billing President Obama's trip Wednesday to Scranton, Pa., as an opportunity to talk about tax cuts, but the location just happens to be crucial to his re-election chances next year. Published November 29, 2011

** FILE ** In this Nov. 22, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at Central High School in Manchester, N.H. The failure of Congress' supercommittee adds a new dimension to the 2012 political contests by drawing political battle lines around broad tax increases and massive spending cuts that are now scheduled to begin automatically in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Obama steers clear of deficit panel failure

President Obama has distanced himself from the congressional supercommittee — politically and geographically — in a strategy aimed at avoiding political risk rather than putting his leadership on the line for a long-shot deal, analysts say. Published November 24, 2011

President Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, pardons Liberty, a 19-week-old, 45-pound turkey, at the White House on Nov. 23, 2011, the day before Thanksgiving. At left is National Turkey Federation Chairman Richard Huisinga. (Associated Press)

Obama pardons turkey — unilaterally

Declaring "we can't wait to pardon these turkeys," President Obama Wednesday gave two birds the traditional presidential reprieve from a sentence to be the centerpiece at a Thanksgiving dinner table. Published November 23, 2011

President Obama gestures Nov. 22, 2011, as he heads to shake hands with the crowd at Central High School in Manchester, N.H., following an address where he remarked on the American Jobs Act. (Associated Press)

Protesters disrupt Obama N.H. speech

Hecklers apparently connected with the Occupy Wall Street movement interrupted President Obama's speech Tuesday at a high school in Manchester, N.H. Published November 22, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama (right) speaks Nov, 21, 2011, at the White House before President Obama (left) signs legislation that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. (Associated Press)

White House blames GOP in supercommittee stalemate

Upon President Obama's return to Washington from a nine-day trip abroad, the White House on Monday blasted Republican lawmakers for the impending failure of the congressional supercommittee to agree on a deficit-reduction plan. Published November 21, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner announced  new sanctions against Iran on Monday for the purpose of pressuring Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program. The Treasury Department also named  the Central Bank of Iran  as a primary money-laundering "concern." (Associated Press)

U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran

The Obama administration imposed new sanctions against Iran on Monday, coordinating with Britain, Canada and France to pressure Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program. Published November 21, 2011

Obama backs Boeing in $21.7B deal

President Obama, seeking to highlight the job-creating potential of his nine-day trip to Asia, attended a signing ceremony Friday for a $21.7 billion deal between Boeing and Indonesia's largest domestic airline. Published November 17, 2011

President Obama reviews the troops with Federation Guard Maj. John Cottis (left) during an official arrival ceremony on Nov. 16, 2011, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. (Associated Press)

Obama vows U.S. will stay strong in Pacific

Announcing a new U.S. troop deployment in Australia, President Obama said Wednesday the move does not mean the United States fears China's increasing militarization. Published November 16, 2011

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Bullet strikes White House window

Police were searching for a 21-year-old man Wednesday after a bullet struck a window at the White House and another round was found on the exterior of the executive mansion. Published November 16, 2011

President Obama greets a crowd at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Field in Honolulu on Tuesday before flying to Australia. Republicans are chiding the president for the time he's spending abroad as a budget deadline nears. (Associated Press)

GOP rebukes absent Obama

As President Obama jetted off to another tropical locale Tuesday, some lawmakers accused him of abandoning Washington at a critical juncture in congressional negotiations to reduce deficits and keep the government running. Published November 15, 2011

Obama nixes 'coconut bras' for group photo op

President Obama was overheard joking with world leaders in his home state of Hawaii on Sunday that dressing them up in traditional Hawaiian garb for a group photograph would have been "embarrassing." Published November 13, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao appeared unmoved by President Obama's efforts to have China's monetary policy loosened, saying yuan exchange rates are not to blame for the U.S. trade deficit and weak job market, according to the Xinhua News Agency. (Associated Press)

Obama: China needs to play fair

A U.S.-backed initiative to create a Pacific free-trade bloc to counter China's economic power gained momentum at an international summit Sunday when Canada and Mexico said they want to join the fledgling partnership. Published November 13, 2011

Obama opens college hoops game on aircraft carrier

Speaking prior to the tip-off of the first-ever college basketball game on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, President Obama said Friday the U.S. needs to "turn our words into action" in support of military veterans. Published November 11, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a speech Thursday on the campus of the University of Hawaii. Mrs. Clinton is attending the APEC Summit this week in Honolulu. President Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, are hosting the gathering of 21 Asia-Pacific nations. (Associated Press)

Obama travels to Pacific Rim to refocus U.S. interests there

Departing Friday on a nine-day trip back to his boyhood roots in the Pacific Rim, President Obama will pursue what aides say is a long-range goal to fundamentally shift the focus of U.S. economic and military influence toward Asia. Published November 10, 2011

President Obama met with veterans Monday at the White House and spoke about how tax credits for businesses that hire veterans would encourage them to hire some of the 850,000 out of work. "If you can oversee a convoy or millions of dollars of assets in Iraq, you can help a business back home manage their supply chain or balance their books," he said. (Associated Press)

Senators agree on provision of jobs bill

The partisan fog stifling the Senate for most of this year lifted slightly Monday evening as senators signaled that they may finally have found a slim part of President Obama's jobs-stimulus plan they can agree to pass. Published November 7, 2011

President Obama greets veterans after talking about the American Jobs Act on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama touts jobs for unemployed veterans

President Obama accused Republican lawmakers Monday of abandoning unemployed veterans and challenged them to approve tax breaks for companies to hire vets. Published November 7, 2011

Obama 'confident' EU can steady economy

President Obama said Friday the world's 20 leading economies have "moved the ball forward" on Europe's debt crisis in spite of failing to agree on how to boost the International Monetary Fund's lending power for a potential rescue of nations in danger of default. Published November 4, 2011