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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

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial touches the name of a fallen soldier etched on the wall of the memorial in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama honors Vietnam War veterans

Beginning a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, President Obama on Saturday called on Americans to thank veterans of that war during this weekend's Memorial Day observances. Published May 26, 2012

** FILE ** In this May 8, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama camp hits Romney over class size

The Obama campaign blasted presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday for his comments on a visit to an inner-city school that smaller class sizes are not a guarantee of a good education. Published May 25, 2012

President Obama speaks at the TPI Composites Factory, which manufactures wind-turbine blades, in Newton, Iowa, on Thursday. It is Mr. Obama's second visit as president to Newton, a city of about 15,000 east of Des Moines. (Associated Press)

Obama returns to Iowa to stump

On his second visit in a month to the battleground state of Iowa, President Obama accused congressional Republicans on Thursday of risking a slowdown in the economic recovery. Published May 24, 2012

President Obama (center) speaks at the start of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) meeting on Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in Chicago on May 21, 2012. From left are British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama and Gen. John R. Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force. (Associated Press)

NATO finalizes Afghan withdrawal plans

NATO leaders reached an agreement Monday to turn over control of Afghanistan's security to its own troops by the middle of 2013, endorsing a plan backed by the Obama administration to phase out the U.S. lead in the unpopular war. Published May 21, 2012

From left, President Barack Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari talk during a family picture of NATO leaders at the NATO Summit in Chicago, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

NATO to turn over security to Afghans in year

NATO leaders reached an agreement Monday to turn over control of Afghanistan's security to its own troops by the middle of 2013, endorsing a plan backed by the Obama administration to phase out the U.S. lead in the unpopular war. Published May 21, 2012

President Obama speaks at a news conference at the NATO summit in Chicago on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Obama: Bain Capital is the issue in 2012

Seizing on his campaign's new line of attack against Mitt Romney's record as a venture capitalist, President Obama said Monday that private equity firms sometimes harm communities. Published May 21, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks May 21, 2012, during a news conference at the NATO Summit in Chicago. (Associated Press)

Obama: I couldn't sleep in my own Chicago bed

President Obama praised Chicago police Monday for their handling of several days worth of clashes with anti-government protesters during the city's NATO summit, and asked for sympathy from frustrated Chicagoans because he wasn't able to sleep in his own bed. Published May 21, 2012

President Obama shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their meeting at the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday. Mr. Karzai thanked Americans for the help their "taxpayers' money" has done in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Obama urges NATO leaders for commitment to Afghanistan timetable

Against the backdrop of waning international support and with a vocal domestic anti-war movement making its presence felt on the streets of his hometown, President Obama on Sunday urged NATO leaders to stick to the timetable for pulling out of Afghanistan. Published May 20, 2012

Occupy Chicago protesters sit in the street outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house during a march and demonstration on Saturday, May 19m 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Small band of Occupy protesters denounces NATO

A group of Occupy protesters barely had enough members to occupy a small corner of Daley Plaza on Saturday as they shouted anti-NATO slogans under the watchful eyes of dozens of police. Published May 19, 2012

President Obama awards posthumously the Medal of Honor to Rose Mary Sabo-Brown, widow of Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr., during a ceremony May 16, 2012, at the White House. Sabo was killed in 1970 in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. (Associated Press)

Obama seeks to woo military vote from Republicans

Democrats lost the veterans vote by big margins in the last two presidential elections, but Obama campaign officials said Thursday they intend to reverse that trend by arguing that Mitt Romney would cut veterans' benefits. Published May 17, 2012

** FILE ** In this May 8, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama sidelined as player in summits

As President Obama prepares to play host to a doubleheader of global diplomacy at the Group of Eight and NATO summits this weekend, there are increasing signs that the world is tuning out his message. Published May 16, 2012

President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by singer Ricky Martin at a fundraiser hosted by Martin and the LGBT Leadership Council at the Rubin Museum of Art, Monday, May 14, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama noncommittal on repeal of DOMA

Although he came out in support of same-sex marriage, President Obama on Monday declined to say whether he would work with congressional Democrats to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Published May 14, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks April 30, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes billion-dollar stimulus plan

Putting pressure on Congress to approve parts of his latest economic stimulus plan, President Obama urged Americans Saturday to push lawmakers to approve his multibillion-dollar "to-do list" for creating jobs. Published May 12, 2012

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Val and Paul Keller, talks about home mortgages, Friday, May 11, 2012, outside the Kellers home in Reno, Nev. Obama met with the Kellers who recently refinanced their home loan under a federally backed program that the President wants to expand to all homeowners who are paying their mortgages on time.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Obama urges Congress to help homeowners

A day after raising nearly $20 million for his re-election, President Obama visited foreclosure-ridden Nevada Friday and urged Congress to approve legislation that would help more struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. Published May 11, 2012

President Obama waves May 10, 2012, upon his arrival in Seattle. Obama was in town for fundraising events. (Associated Press)

Obama campaigns for cash at George Clooney's house

Fresh from announcing his support of same-sex marriage, President Obama headed Thursday night for a Hollywood campaign fundraiser that is expected to rake in nearly $15 million — a record for such an event — at the home of actor George Clooney. Published May 10, 2012

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Putin won't attend G-8 meeting

President Obama will have to wait a little while longer to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for more "flexibility" on missile-defense talks. Published May 9, 2012

President Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" at the White House on May 9, 2012. (Associated Press/The White House, Pete Souza)

Obama buckles on gay marriage

Facing growing pressure from his liberal base and members of his own administration, President Obama said Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage "personally," reversing his long-stated opposition. Published May 9, 2012

President Obama, whose appearances filled stadiums with enthusiastic crowds in 2008, officially kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday in Columbus, Ohio with first lady Michelle Obama before 14,000 supporters, leaving about a quarter of the seats empty. (Associated Press)

Obama's week: Muddles gay marriage, nearly loses in W.Va. to inmate

Since kicking off his re-election campaign last weekend, President Obama has endured a rapid series of stumbles, including a debate on gay marriage initiated by his vice president and an embarrassingly close primary victory over a prison inmate. Published May 9, 2012

President Obama speaks May 8, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama 'evolves' to support of gay marriage

Facing growing pressure from his liberal base and members of his own administration, President Obama said Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage "personally," reversing his long-held opposition. Published May 9, 2012