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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 this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool, File)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died at the age of 90, the nation's state-run television station confirmed Thursday. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the University of Kansas Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas. Obama was speaking  about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama 'deeply committed' to preserving abortion rights

On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, President Obama said Thursday that he is "deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right" of abortion, and he criticized pro-life legislation approved by the House. Published January 22, 2015

President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 1, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during Washington trip

President Obama won't meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March the invitation of Republican leaders, the White House said Thursday. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama visits with 3- to 5-year-olds at the Community Children's Center in Lawrence, Kansas, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, before speaking about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama discusses bias with preschoolers in Kansas

Discussing a children's book about discrimination, President Obama told a group of preschoolers Thursday that his job would be a lot easier if some Americans didn't feel superior to others. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks to a capacity crowd at Boise State University during a visit to Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Left slams Obama’s call for fast-track trade pact

House Democrats mobilized Wednesday in opposition to President Obama's call for legislation that would make it easier for him to negotiate free-trade agreements, one of the few areas of potential compromise between the White House and Republican lawmakers. Published January 21, 2015

President Barack Obama greets people after speaking to a capacity crowd at the Caven-Wiliams Sports Complex at Boise State University, Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Darin Oswald)

Obama accuses GOP of not wanting to help middle-class families

President Obama ridiculed congressional Republicans on Wednesday as ignoring the needs of middle-class families and said the GOP should offer their own ideas to pay for his new spending proposals from his State of the Union address. Published January 21, 2015

President Obama, greeting Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. before delivering his the State of the Union address, as a member of the Senate in 2005 voted against confirming the justice who would deliver the decisive vote in favor of his health care act. (Associated Press)

Obama assails Supreme Court

A day after snubbing liberal activists who were pushing for tougher campaign-finance regulations, President Obama took a swipe at the Supreme Court Wednesday for its "wrong" ruling five years ago on the issue. Published January 21, 2015

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