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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

In yet another effort to frame his legacy, President Obama and his aides are hoping to convince Americans retroactively about the merits of the oft-derided $836 billion economic recovery act of 2009. (Associated Press)

Obama tries to convince skeptical public that stimulus sparked economic recovery

In yet another effort to frame his legacy, the president and his aides are hoping to convince Americans retroactively about the merits of the oft-derided $836 billion economic recovery act of 2009. While avoiding words such as "debt," they are pointing to cutting the unemployment rate in half, reducing the number of home foreclosures and helping the U.S. auto industry recover. Published February 28, 2016

President Barack Obama, center, followed by Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter right, walks to a podium to speak to media after a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. The meeting focused on the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL as well as Syria and other regional issues. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama doubtful that Syria cease-fire will hold

A pessimistic President Obama warned Russia Thursday night to honor a negotiated cease-fire in Syria but said there are "plenty of reasons for skepticism" that fighting in the bitter civil war won't end. Published February 25, 2016

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval appears at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas. Sandoval announced plans for Faraday Future, a Chinese-backed electric carmaker's $1 billion manufacturing plant to be built in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Sandoval withdraws name as Obama plots course for Supreme Court pick

As one potential Supreme Court nominee sank like a trial balloon made of concrete, the White House said Thursday that President Obama will meet early next week with top senators of both parties to discuss a path forward to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Published February 25, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses as he answers questions from members of the media during his meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Obama urged the Republican-run Senate to fulfill its "constitutional responsibility" and consider his Supreme Court nominee, pushing back on GOP leaders who insist there will be no hearing or vote when he names a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama confident 'sheepish' GOP will back down on Supreme Court pick

President Obama predicted Wednesday that "sheepish" Senate Republicans will retreat under public pressure from their pledge to block his nominee for the Supreme Court, and said lawmakers would damage the federal judiciary if they don't back down. Published February 24, 2016

Addressing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been on President Obama's agenda since 2008. Now in the final year of his term, he is facing an increasingly resistant Congress. (Associated Press)

Obama weighs executive action on Gitmo after GOP rejects closure plan

The White House accused congressional Republicans on Tuesday of refusing to "engage" with President Obama after lawmakers blasted the president's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center, the latest in a string of rejections for the lame-duck president. Published February 23, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to a closed-door GOP policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Senate Republicans, most vocally Senator McConnell, are facing a high-stakes political showdown with President Barack Obama sparked by the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans controlling the Senate — which must confirm any Obama appointee before the individual is seated on the court — say that the decision is too important to be determined by a lame-duck president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell vows no hearings on Obama's Supreme Court pick

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there is no way that Republicans will take up President Obama's pick to fill the Supreme Court, citing an election that's already underway and Vice President Joseph Biden's decades-old protest against campaign season nominees. Published February 23, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with governors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says he's not a 'big government' liberal

Despite submitting the first $4 trillion federal budget and breaking a record for new regulations last year, President Obama rejected the notion Monday that he is a "big government" liberal. Published February 22, 2016

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival along with hundreds of others at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Several thousand migrants have been stranded at the port and at the country's border with Macedonia, where authorities at the weekend closed the border to Afghan migrants and reduced rate for crossings for Iraqis and Syrians. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees

Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting about the safety of President Obama's proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states, two governors said Monday. Published February 22, 2016