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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

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice." (Associated Press)

EXCLUSIVE: Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records

A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases. Published July 15, 2013

President Barack Obama with former President George H. W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Barbara Bush, behind left, arrive to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, a retired couple and farm owners from Union, Iowa, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Two weeks after praising George W., Obama honors George H.W. Bush

For the second time in two weeks, President Obama praised a Republican named Bush. On Monday, it was former President George H.W. Bush receiving plaudits from Mr. Obama, as the White House hosted a ceremony to honor award recipients from the "Points of Light" foundation that Mr. Bush helped to create. Published July 15, 2013

Obama not stepping in to save Detroit

President Obama credited himself during his re-election campaign for rescuing Detroit's auto industry, but the White House said Thursday that he has no immediate plans to save the city itself from bankruptcy. Published July 11, 2013

**FILE** President Obama is greeted by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat, upon his arrival at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport on June 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

Black caucus presses Obama on voting rights, immigration

Black lawmakers pressed President Obama on Tuesday to ensure that immigration reform doesn't shortchange African immigrants, and they strategized about ways to protect minority voting rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Published July 9, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama offers guidelines for 'smarter' government

Two years after his call for government efficiency brought limited results, President Obama vowed Monday to try again, saying this time he would make agencies work "smarter." Published July 8, 2013

President Obama convenes a meeting with his national security team at the White House, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Credit/Pete Souza)

Obama warns Egypt against arbitrary arrests during Situation Room summit

As a new interim president of Egypt was sworn in Thursday, President Obama met with his national-security team at the White House to review the situation and to warn Egypt’s interim government away from retaliation against its former Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Published July 4, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama 'deeply concerned' over Egypt, calls for civilian rule

President Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is "deeply concerned" about the Egyptian military's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, and he called on Egypt's armed forces to return power to civilian authorities rapidly. Published July 3, 2013

**FILE** Supporters of health care reform rally March 28, 2012, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

Delay puts Obamacare backers on the defensive

The Obama administration and its allies were on the defensive Wednesday about its low-key announcement that the government will delay a key employer-mandate portion of the new health care law for a year, a move that Republicans quickly cited as more proof of the program's looming failure. Published July 3, 2013

Former President George W. Bush and President Obama observe a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to honor the victims of the U.S. Embassy bombing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mr. Obama is traveling in Tanzania on the final leg of his three-country tour in Africa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama meets with Bush, ends Africa trip

President Obama wrapped up his weeklong trip to Africa on Tuesday, attending a wreath-laying with former President George W. Bush and telling an audience in Tanzania that he's "inspired" about the future of the continent. Published July 2, 2013