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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 [email protected].

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and the middle class, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the City Club of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year's midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday. Published March 18, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and the middle class, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the City Club of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama hits GOP for 'trickle-down' budget plan

President Obama blasted congressional Republicans' budget proposals Wednesday, saying the GOP "doubles down on trickle-down" economics by cutting taxes for wealthier families and cutting programs that benefit the middle class. Published March 18, 2015

President Barack Obama walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as they depart Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a Friends of Ireland luncheon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama to announce manufacturing initiative

President Obama will announce a $500 million public-private program to boost textile manufacturing Wednesday as he seeks to convince Americans that his deficit-spending budget plan is superior to Republicans' balanced-budget proposal. Published March 18, 2015

President Barack Obama walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as they depart Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a Friends of Ireland luncheon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama to travel to Panama, Jamaica

Immigration and Cuba will likely be on the agenda next month when President Obama travels to Panama for the Summit of the Americas. Published March 18, 2015

White House defends move to curb records requests

Obama administration officials said Tuesday there was no ulterior motive in the administration's move that makes the White House Office of Administration no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Published March 17, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday March 16, 2015, during a meeting with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says GOP budget is a 'failure'

President Obama called the House Republicans budget a failure Tuesday and said it would spur a "major debate" with his administration over the coming months. Published March 17, 2015

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. holds-up a synopsis of the House Republican budget proposal as he announces the plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The plan includes a boost in defense spending but cuts in the Medicaid program for the poor, food stamps and health care subsidies. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

GOP budget repeals Obamacare, cuts $5.5 trillion

House Republicans unveiled a 2016 budget Tuesday that would cut $5.5 trillion from spending over the next 10 years, repeal Obamacare and change Medicare into a voucherlike system — key parts of a fiscally punishing blueprint designed to end red ink in less than a decade. Published March 17, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday March 16, 2015, during a meeting with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama warns GOP not to cut education funding

President Obama warned congressional Republicans Monday not to "go backwards" on education funding for poor school districts as the GOP prepares to introduce a budget this week for fiscal 2016. Published March 16, 2015

President Obama met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald at the Phoenix VA Medical Center on March 15. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA makes little progress in a year; Congress schedules prime-time hearing

The troubled VA is still struggling to find its footing and even get a grip on the problems, a congressional committee will hear Monday in a prime-time hearing as lawmakers take stock of the department nearly a year after whistleblowers exposed bureaucratic bungling and veterans dying while waiting for care. Published March 15, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting on veterans issues at the Phoenix VA Medical Center Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says Phoenix VA had 'a few bad apples'

Visiting the Phoenix VA hospital where the veterans' health-care scandal began, President Obama said Friday that veterans shouldn't allow "a few bad apples" to cause them to lose sight of improvements to the system. Published March 13, 2015

The Mueller family is seen during the memorial service for Kayla Mueller in the Yavapai College Performance Hall Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Les Stukenberg)

Obama meets parents of Kayla Mueller

President Obama met Friday with the parents of Kayla Mueller, the American hostage who was killed last month in Syria while being held by the Islamic State. Published March 13, 2015