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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

Articles by Dave Boyer

Judge blocks Pa.'s new voter ID requirement

Dealing a blow to Republicans' hopes of carrying Pennsylvania in the presidential election, a judge Tuesday blocked the state from enforcing its GOP-backed voter identification law in November. Published October 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has also been his debate practice partner, on his campaign charter plane en route Denver, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Fact-checkers will have hands full during Obama-Romney debates

At some point in the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama likely will claim 90 percent of the federal debt that has piled up during his presidency is a consequence of the policies of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush. Published October 1, 2012

**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets July 29, 2012, with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney discuss Iran with Netanyahu

President Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone Friday, after failing to take the opportunity to meet with him in person during a visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York earlier this week. Published September 28, 2012

Obama focuses on campaigning, fundraising

If not for sports champions and terrorists, President Obama's public schedule for September would be nearly empty of official events, as he devoted most of his time to campaigning for re-election. Published September 27, 2012

President Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

At U.N., Obama downplays terrorism in Libya attack

His expected campaign advantage on foreign-policy issues suddenly in doubt, President Obama at the United Nations on Tuesday portrayed the deaths of four Americans in Libya as a result of inflamed tensions over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S. rather than a terrorist attack aimed at his policies in dealing with the Arab Spring and Middle East unrest. Published September 25, 2012

GOP rips Obama’s diplomatic ‘View’

As world leaders gathered Monday for the United Nations General Assembly amid heightened anti-U.S. tensions, President Obama raised criticism by shunning one-on-one diplomatic meetings in favor of taping "The View" with first lady Michelle Obama in his hunt for female voters. Published September 24, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Events in Muslim world bear on Obama's speech at United Nations

A year after President Obama largely defused a diplomatic showdown at the United Nations over Palestinian statehood, his difficulties with the Muslim world are multiplying rapidly as he prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Published September 23, 2012

President Obama talks with Emily Young, first-time voter and student at University of Miami, on Sept. 20, 2012, at OMG Burger in Miami. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney swap barbs on who’s out of touch

President Obama sought Thursday to capitalize on opponent Mitt Romney's rough week, saying the GOP nominee is out of touch if he stands by his caught-on-camera moment calling many voters "victims" who are dependent on government. Published September 20, 2012

President Obama participates Sept. 20, 2012, in a town hall hosted by Univision and Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas (left) at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama: IG report should end criticism of Holder

President Obama on Thursday called an inspector general's report of the Justice Department's bungled gun-trafficking operation an "independent" investigation that should silence critics of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Published September 20, 2012

Army SFC David Schopp, of Plymouth, Mich. returns Sept. 16, 2012, from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan in Lansing, Mich. About 80 troops arrived at Capital City Air International Airport. (Associated Press/The State Journal)

White House: Obama sticking to Afghan pullout plan

Even as NATO forces have halted most joint operations with Afghan troops due to "insider" killings, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama's plans in Afghanistan are still on target to withdraw American forces and turn over security to Afghans in 2014. Published September 18, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Sept., 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House jumps on Romney tax comments

The White House criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday for saying in a secretly recorded video that 47 percent of Americans are "victims" who don't pay taxes and depend on government. Published September 18, 2012

President Obama shakes hands Sept. 17, 2012, with supporters as he arrives on Air Force One at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Associated Press)

Obama administration dubious of Romney's foreign policy creds

Seeking to deflect criticism of President Obama's Middle East policy as anti-U.S. tensions smolder in the Arab world, the Obama campaign Monday accused Republican rival Mitt Romney and his advisers of being amateurs who aren't prepared to tackle such an international crisis. Published September 17, 2012

**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Aug. 30, 2012, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Associatd Press)

Obama campaign wastes little time jumping on Romney 'victims' video

Democrats pounced Monday on a surreptitiously recorded video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appearing to denigrate President Obama's supporters as people "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims." Published September 17, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Sept. 12, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama's 'tested and proven' foreign-policy claim put to test

In accepting his party's renomination a week ago, President Obama called himself a "tested and proven" leader in a dangerous world of threats from abroad, especially from the terrorist-spawning Middle East. But a week later, with Muslim protests flaring at U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and with four Americans killed in Libya, the gentler foreign policy pillar upon which Mr. Obama supports his re-election bid is in danger of toppling. Published September 13, 2012

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims in Egypt. Arabic on the wall reads, "anyone but God's prophet." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Anti-Islam film called flimsy pretext for mob violence

There have been numerous examples in recent years of Muslims reacting violently to perceived slights from the West against their faith, but some analysts doubt that the attacks on U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt on the anniversary of 9/11 fit neatly into this history of extremists defending the honor of Islam. Published September 12, 2012

** FILE ** In this Monday, April 11, 2011, file photo, U.S. envoy Chris Stevens stands in the lobby of the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Obama says 'absolutely no justification' for killing U.S. ambassador in Libya

President Obama indirectly criticized an anti-Muslim movie Wednesday that sparked violence against U.S. embassies in the Middle East, but he said there is "absolutely no justification" for the killings of four American diplomats in Libya, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens. Published September 12, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Obama denies refusal to meet Netanyahu

Seeking to calm a growing rift over Iran's nuclearization, President Obama spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour Tuesday night and later denied reports that he was refusing to meet Mr. Netanyahu in the U.S. this month. Published September 11, 2012