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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

American pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (American Center for Law and Justice)

Obama to meet with family of pastor jailed in Iran

Relatives of an American pastor jailed in Iran for more than two years say they will meet with President Obama Wednesday during the president's trip to Idaho, according to an advocacy group representing the family. Published January 21, 2015

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Obama calls for focus on 'middle-class economics' in State of Union speech

Declaring that America has turned the page on war and recession, President Obama urged the Republican-led Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to focus on "middle-class economics" but also said he will request a new authorization for military force against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Published January 20, 2015

Obamas take part in King Day service event

Reinforcing an annual tradition, President Obama took part in a community-service project in Washington on Monday to mark the Martin Luther King federal holiday. Published January 19, 2015

Image: White House Photo, Pete Souza

Obama's State of the Union speech to include $320B tax hike proposal

Escalating his battle with congressional Republicans, President Obama will propose $320 billion in higher taxes in his State of the Union address, mostly by raising the rate on capital gains and closing tax loopholes for wealthier families, senior administration officials said Saturday. Published January 17, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Obama set to ease Cuba sanctions Friday

The Obama administration announced details Thursday of the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba, unveiling new regulations to go into effect Friday that will ease sanctions in place for decades. Published January 15, 2015

Obama's 'lone wolf' focus misguided as terrorist threat expands, critics say

President Obama has assured Americans for years that the core of al Qaeda is "decimated," but the group's claimed role in last week's massacres in France, the spread of splinter terrorist groups throughout the Middle East and rise of the Islamic State underscore how the terrorist threat is expanding as the administration tries to prevent such commando-style attacks in the U.S. Published January 14, 2015

Il n'est pas Charlie. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama to propose paid leave

President Obama will announce several new initiatives Thursday to expand paid family leave, and will sign an order to ensure that all federal employees receive at least six weeks of paid leave when they have a newborn child. Published January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, about steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama calls for expanding broadband Internet

President Obama bit the hand that helped to fund his re-election Wednesday, criticizing big cable companies for holding monopolies in many communities and calling for faster broadband Internet service across America. Published January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, after signing the $858 billion tax deal into law in a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mitch McConnell, Obama are 'cordial, but not much more than that'

When President Obama hosts congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, he will face a new balance of power in the Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a lawmaker with whom the president has never enjoyed a good relationship. Published January 12, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn., about new initiatives to help more Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 'No free lunch' in free-tuition plan

Outlining one of the costlier initiatives of his second term, President Obama proposed Friday that all community college students receive full tuition paid by the government. Published January 9, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks about the France newspaper attack, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama says U.S. 'grieves' with France

President Obama said Friday he's hopeful that French authorities have eliminated the immediate threat after three days of terrorist attacks and pledged that the U.S. will always fight alongside France against terrorism. Published January 9, 2015

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, shows former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), at a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. As the race between Rep. Ron Barber D- Ariz., who also was wounded in the 2011 shooting, and Republican Martha McSally has grown tighter in the final weeks before the Nov. 4, 2014, elections, Giffords is playing more of a role by appearing in ads and raising money for her former aide and increasingly turning the race into a debate about guns. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan, File)

Obama meets with former Rep. Giffords in Arizona

President Obama made what's becoming a rare reference to gun violence Thursday after he met with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman four years ago to the day. Published January 8, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Central High School, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Phoenix, about the recovering housing sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama avoids Phoenix VA hospital, holds event less than mile away

Ignoring calls by veterans and Republicans to visit a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix that launched a health care scandal, President Obama gave a speech about homeownership instead Thursday less than a mile from the VA facility. Published January 8, 2015

Obama calls terrorist attacks in France 'cowardly'

Calling the terrorist attack in Paris a "cowardly, evil attack" on press freedom, President Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. is working with French authorities to hunt down the men who killed journalists of a humor magazine. Published January 7, 2015

President Barack Obama hosts a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president is looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing the changing policies on immigration and Cuba. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mexican president offers Obama help with amnesty documents

Mexico's president told President Obama Tuesday that his government will supply the documents necessary for millions of illegal Mexican immigrants to prove they've been living in the U.S. prior to 2010, to help them qualify for Mr. Obama's deportation amnesty. Published January 6, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama would reject the Keystone and Obamacare bills if they reach his desk and blamed Republican leaders for forcing early showdowns with the president. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens to veto Keystone, Obamacare bills

Setting up an immediate confrontation with the Republican majorities in Congress, the White House on Tuesday threatened to veto bipartisan bills calling for completion of the Keystone oil pipeline and altering Obamacare's definition of a full-time job. Published January 6, 2015