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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

**FILE** Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, front, and his brother, Jim Carroll, talk on their phones prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Obama congratulates Seahawks' Carroll on Super Bowl win

The White House said Mr. Obama "commended Coach Carroll and his team for a great game, and expressed how exciting it has been to watch the team play all season." Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Published February 4, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met President Obama on Monday just days after the Nevada Democrat opposed granting the president "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade deals in Asia and Europe with minimal input from Congress. The senator said trade was not discussed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama reaches out to Democratic leaders

Despite his vow to work around Congress, President Obama huddled Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to begin a week of meetings with congressional Democrats on legislative and political priorities where he needs their support. Published February 3, 2014

**FILE** President Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah share a light moment when they met on June 29, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama headed to Saudi Arabia in March

In an apparent effort to ease strained relations, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next month, the White House said Monday. Published February 3, 2014

Bill O'Reilly and President Obama (billoreilly.com)

Obama denies any wrongdoing on IRS, Benghazi

President Obama said Sunday there was "not even a smidgen" of corruption in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and that his team did not try to deceive the nation about the terrorist attack in Benghazi to aid his reelection bid in 2012. Published February 2, 2014

**FILE** President Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit on Dec. 4, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. (Associated Press)

President gets Obamacare blowback in online chat

In a format that's usually friendly to him, President Obama ran smack into complaints about Obamacare Friday from two citizens selected to ask him questions in a virtual "hangout" organized by the White House and the online service Google Plus. Published January 31, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected giving President Obama "fast-track" authority that would limit lawmakers to an up-or-down vote on trade deals, without amendments. "I think everyone would be well-advised just not to push this right now," said the Nevada Democrat. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

White House scrambles to save trade agenda

The White House scrambled Thursday to salvage two major trade deals after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the chamber's top Democrat, broke publicly with the administration over granting President Obama the ability to negotiate new free-trade deals. Published January 30, 2014

President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, hours before giving his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama State of the Union: 'Reverse the tides' of income inequality

"After four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better," Mr. Obama will say, according to excerpts of his speech. "But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." Published January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Listening in back are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, right. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

Obama to use State of the Union as opening salvo in 2014 midterms

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night is shaping up as an election-year rallying cry to his Democratic base to fight for income equality in America, even as the gap between rich and poor grows during his presidency. Published January 26, 2014