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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 Obama talks about U.S. oil dependence on March 1, 2012, in Nashua, N.H. (Associated Press)

Rising gas prices hamper Obama

President Obama on Monday trumpeted an administration report that praises him for reducing the country's reliance on foreign oil, but a new poll shows that Americans are holding him responsible for soaring gas prices. Published March 12, 2012

President Obama gestures during a news conference at the White House on March 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama rails at GOP candidates for 'beating the drums of war'

In the first news conference of his re-election year, President Obama tried Tuesday to appeal to several key groups of voters — assuring the war-weary he's reluctant to launch attacks in Iran and Syria, praising women for supporting contraception, and promising Hispanics he'll achieve immigration reform if they vote out Republicans. Published March 6, 2012

President Obama waves to the audience after addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama: 'Too much loose talk of war' with Iran

Under pressure from Israel and Republicans to take stronger action against Iran's nuclear program, President Obama told an influential pro-Israel lobby Sunday that there is "there is too much loose talk of war." Published March 4, 2012

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Obama phones student called a 'slut' by Limbaugh

President Obama Friday telephoned the Georgetown University law school student who spoke out about contraceptive policy to express his disappointment at the "crude" and "reprehensible" comments directed at her by Rush Limbaugh, the White House said. Published March 2, 2012

Yemenis burn the U.S. flag on March 1, 2012, to condemn the reported burning of holy Korans in Afghanistan by U.S. troops during a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen. (Associated Press)

White House: Obama apology won't end Afghan violence

A White House spokesman said that President Obama wasn't suggesting his apology to Afghanistan for Koran burnings would end the violence there, after two more U.S. service members were killed Thursday. Published March 1, 2012

President Obama talks about U.S. oil dependence on March 1, 2012, in Nashua, N.H. (Associated Press)

Obama: Time to end tax breaks for Big Oil

Feeling the political heat from high gas prices, President Obama Thursday demanded that Congress end "inexcusable" tax breaks for oil and gas companies — a step that independent researchers say would lead to even higher gas prices. Published March 1, 2012

President Barack Obama leads guests to a toast as he hosts a dinner for members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb., 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Afghan relations calming after apology

President Obama said Wednesday his apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by U.S. troops last week has "calmed things down" after the episode spawned waves of violent anti-American protests. Published February 29, 2012

House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

Bipartisan lunch has White House optimistic on jobs

For the first time in seven months, President Obama hosted a White House meeting Wednesday with congressional leaders of both parties, a luncheon that produced positive comments and more election-year sniping over gas prices. Published February 29, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House: North Korea takes 'positive step'

President Obama's spokesman said Wednesday that North Korea's decision to suspend its nuclear programs is a "positive first step" toward disarming the country of its nuclear weapons. Published February 29, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Dec. 20, 2011, in the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama loosens rules on military custody for terror detainees

President Obama on Tuesday night issued a sweeping exemption of future terrorism suspects from a congressional requirement that they be held in military custody, part of last year's hotly contested defense authorization law. Published February 28, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks Feb. 28, 2012, during the daily briefing at the White House. (Associated Press)

White House raps Boehner's 'empty' Keystone effort

As Democrats increasingly worry that rising gas prices could hurt President Obama's re-election effort, the White House on Tuesday lashed out at House Speaker John A. Boehner for renewing his call to build the Keystone oil pipeline. Published February 28, 2012

President Obama speaks Feb. 28, 2012, at the United Auto Workers conference in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama: Gamble on auto industry 'paying off for America'

Preaching to a choir of unionized auto workers and taking jabs at Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the day of Michigan's primary, President Obama told a United Auto Workers gathering in Washington Tuesday that the government's $85 billion auto industry bailout succeeded "because I believed in you." Published February 28, 2012

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a GOP presidential hopeful, walks off stage after speaking at a rally in Traverse City, Mich., on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Conservatives still hold 'anger' over Santorum backing of Specter

When Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania endorsed moderate Arlen Specter over conservative Pat Toomey in the state's GOP Senate primary in 2004, the head of the conservative Club for Growth predicted "our members won't forget that for a very long time." Published February 26, 2012

**FILE** Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (Associated Press)

Specter: Santorum candidacy not 'realistic'

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Friday that ex-Senate colleague Rick Santorum is "so far to the right" that it's not realistic for him to win the presidency. Published February 24, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announces Feb. 10, 2012, at the White House the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control. (Associated Press)

Poll shows sharp division on Obama contraception order

Americans are divided on the Obama administration's decision to require private employers to provide free birth control with health-insurance plans, and a majority wants the "Obamacare" law to be repealed, according to a poll released Thursday. Published February 23, 2012

President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush (right) shake hands as first lady Michelle Obama looks on during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama marks groundbreaking of black history museum

President Obama celebrated the groundbreaking of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, saying it will remind all Americans of the ordeals and triumphs of blacks. Published February 22, 2012

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Sale of Philadelphia newspapers raises bias concerns

Philadelphia's two daily newspapers have long been accused of liberal bias, but critics say a group of potential buyers led by former Gov. Ed Rendell would turn the papers into mere mouthpieces of the Democratic Party in a 2012 swing state. Published February 21, 2012

President Obama greets the crowd Feb. 16, 2012, as he waits for his Chinese food from Great Eastern Restaurant in San Francisco. (Associated Press)

Obama's Chinatown stop serves ban-facing shark fin

President Obama purchased lunch at a San Francisco restaurant that serves shark fin soup, after signing a law last month that protects sharks from being harvested for their fins. Published February 17, 2012