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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 at The City Club of Cleveland, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Cleveland. Obama visited Cleveland, in the all-important presidential battleground state of Ohio, delivering a speech focusing on middle-class economics and to draw contrasts with Republicans over federal spending. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Obama urges Iranians to accept 'historic' nuke deal

President Obama addressed the Iranian people directly in a video message Thursday night, saying the U.S. and Iran have "an historic opportunity" to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue peacefully. Published March 19, 2015

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, left, speaks as District Attorney Seth Williams listens during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. Two Philadelphia police officers face brutality charges after prosecutors say they knocked a man off a scooter and beat him so severely another officer thought the bloodied man had been shot. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Angry crowd confronts head of Obama's policing task force

Protesters were hauled away in handcuffs Thursday night after an angry crowd confronted the head of President Obama's task force on policing over a decision not to charge Philadelphia police officers in the shooting death of a young black man. Published March 19, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Likud party meeting in Or Yehuda near Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015, a day ahead of legislative elections. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Best frenemies: Obama finally calls to congratulate Netanyahu

Amid escalating tensions, President Obama spoke by telephone Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his reelection and reaffirm U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Published March 19, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a U.S. flag flies above buildings used for military tribunals for suspected terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A military judge is trying to decide whether the attempt to prosecute five prisoners at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay for the Sept. 11 attacks can resume after stalling for nearly a year because of the revelation of an apparent FBI investigation into members of one of the defense teams. The five defendants are expected back in court Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, for a hearing focused on whether more time is required to explore any potential conflict of interest arising from the questioning by FBI agents of defense team support staff. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama thinks he should've closed Gitmo on first day

After scandals ranging from the IRS to Benghazi to the botched Obamacare rollout, President Obama said Wednesday his biggest regret is not closing the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay on his first day in office. 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 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