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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

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White House Senior Press Lead Jesse Lewin (left) and Press Lead Jeff Tiller (center) use their cellphones after the main entrance to the Blue House was blocked by South Korean security personnel during President Obama's visit with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Sunday, March, 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Presidential press corps delayed in Seoul

Journalists traveling with President Obama were barred by South Korean security officials temporarily Sunday from gaining access to the grounds of the presidential house where Mr. Obama was meeting with Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Published March 25, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Hankuk University in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Obama wants to push reduction of nuclear stockpiles

Seeking to lead by example on the nuclear dangers posed by North Korea and Iran, President Obama said Monday he'll pursue talks with Russia to further reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. Published March 25, 2012

World leaders to attend Korea nuke summit

With unpredictable and nuclear-armed North Korea on everyone's mind, South Korea will host a nuclear security summit beginning Monday that will draw the most foreign leaders ever to visit the country. Published March 21, 2012

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Obama: End tax breaks for oil companies

President Obama said Saturday he can't do much to lower gas prices, and renewed his call for Congress to end tax breaks for oil companies. Published March 17, 2012

President Obama speaks March, 16, 2012, during a 'Lawyers for Obama Luncheon' fundraiser at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. (Associated Press)

Raising money, Obama calls on GOP to raise its game

President Obama kicked off a full day of fundraising Friday in Chicago by urging Republican presidential candidates to behave more like Abraham Lincoln by promoting the common good. Published March 16, 2012

President Obama greets audience members after speaking about energy on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House plays down report about tapping oil reserves

The White House on Thursday downplayed a report that President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed tapping government oil reserves in an effort to ease rising gas prices. Published March 15, 2012

**FILE** Rep. Doc Hastings, Washington Republican (Associated Press)

Government data undercut Obama's energy claims

Countering President Obama's claim that he's doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office. Published March 15, 2012

Iran was high on the agenda as President Obama met with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Obama warns Tehran: Window is closing

President Obama said Wednesday that time is running out for Iran to accept a diplomatic solution that would halt its suspected program to develop nuclear weapons. Published March 14, 2012

President Obama welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama and Cameron pledge to stay the course in Afghanistan

With British Prime Minister David Cameron at his side, President Obama pledged Wednesday not to hasten the end of the joint military mission in Afghanistan before a scheduled "responsible" turnover to Afghan forces in 2014. Published March 14, 2012

President Obama, accompanied by Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson (left) and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama takes on China with high-tech trade complaint

Facing accusations from Republicans that he's not tough enough with China over its currency and trade practices, President Obama said Tuesday he is taking a complaint against Beijing to the World Trade Organization "to give American workers and businesses a fair shot in the global economy." Published March 13, 2012

President Barack Obama and Britain Prime Minister David Cameron attend the Mississippi Valley State game against Western Kentucky in a first round NCAA tournament basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at University of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Ohio governor lobbies Obama during NCAA game

President Obama came to see March Madness, but he also got lobbied by Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on developing natural gas in the state. Published March 13, 2012

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Is Obama bluffing about Iran?

President Obama's claim that he would use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon isn't backed up by his track record of avoiding such unilateral action in international crises, national security analysts say. Published March 13, 2012

President Obama speaks March 13, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama: Afghan mission to proceed despite mass shooting

President Obama on Tuesday called the alleged shooting deaths of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier "outrageous" and a case of "murder," but said the incident would not deter the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Published March 13, 2012

President Obama talks about U.S. oil dependence on March 1, 2012, in Nashua, N.H. (Associated Press)

Rising gas prices hamper Obama

President Obama on Monday trumpeted an administration report that praises him for reducing the country's reliance on foreign oil, but a new poll shows that Americans are holding him responsible for soaring gas prices. Published March 12, 2012

President Obama gestures during a news conference at the White House on March 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama rails at GOP candidates for 'beating the drums of war'

In the first news conference of his re-election year, President Obama tried Tuesday to appeal to several key groups of voters — assuring the war-weary he's reluctant to launch attacks in Iran and Syria, praising women for supporting contraception, and promising Hispanics he'll achieve immigration reform if they vote out Republicans. Published March 6, 2012

President Obama waves to the audience after addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama: 'Too much loose talk of war' with Iran

Under pressure from Israel and Republicans to take stronger action against Iran's nuclear program, President Obama told an influential pro-Israel lobby Sunday that there is "there is too much loose talk of war." Published March 4, 2012