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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 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, where he declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2012

President Obama declared Friday that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending talks for an extended deployment with Baghdad and ruling against the earlier advice of some senior military commanders who had recommended keeping several thousand troops there into 2012. Published October 21, 2011

White House backs Biden's rape, murder remarks

The White House on Thursday defended Vice President Joseph R. Biden's rhetoric that more Americans will be raped and killed if Republican lawmakers reject part of President Obama's jobs bill that would pay for more police officers on the street. Published October 20, 2011

First lady joins President Obama on jobs tour

The White House deployed first lady Michelle Obama Wednesday in the president's campaign to promote his jobs bill, as the administration pressured Republican senators to approve incentives for businesses to hire more veterans. Published October 19, 2011

Obama nixes parley with 'Occupy' activists

President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip. Published October 18, 2011

President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall on Sunday. The president said that King's achievements did not come easily or swiftly, but added that the civil rights leader persevered and prevailed. (Associated Press)

Obama: MLK would have backed 'Occupy' protests

Drawing parallels between civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. and his own leadership challenges, President Obama on Sunday dedicated a memorial to King on the National Mall by saying King would have sympathized with activists demanding social justice from Wall Street. Published October 16, 2011

Obama, Lee see Iran's danger in suspected assassination plot

In his first public comments on a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., President Obama said Thursday that the scheme was "part of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior" by Iran. Published October 13, 2011

Obama vows to continue fight for jobs bill

President Obama vowed Wednesday he "will not take no for an answer" from Republican senators who stood unified against his $447 billion jobs bill, as Democratic leaders regrouped and moved forward with a Plan B. Published October 12, 2011

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok took off Tuesday for their five-day visit to the United States. (Associated Press)

South Korean visit offers rare bright spot for Obama

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front. Published October 11, 2011

Obama backs Holder, but hedges on 'Fast and Furious'

President Obama said he has "complete confidence" in Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., although his response Thursday to a question about the "Fast and Furious" gun-running probe suggested something less than certainty about when Mr. Holder learned of the controversial program. Published October 6, 2011

The exterior of Bank of America bank is seen in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Bank of America has lost $7.65 billion during the third quarter due to a one-time charge related to credit and debit card reform legislation passed over the summer. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Obama backs off debit card fee complaint

Only two days after President Obama suggested the government could stop Bank of America from charging customers a $5 debit card fee, his spokesman said Wednesday the administration has no such plans to fight the fee. Published October 5, 2011

President Obama, while speaking at Eastfield College in Mesquite College, Texas, entreats Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. "Right now, he won't even let this jobs bill have a vote," the president said of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

Obama, Cantor spar over jobs-stimulus bill

Stepping up the partisan battle over his jobs bill, President Obama called on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday to hold a vote on the $447 billion plan, and Mr. Cantor's office replied that the president isn't providing "serious leadership." Published October 4, 2011

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Obama trade aide says Perry bid flaming out

An Obama administration official said Tuesday that the presidential candidacy of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is flaming out like a comet. Published October 4, 2011

'Underdog' Obama on attack against GOP

A newly combative President Obama engaged the Republican field of presidential candidates Monday, attacking them for pursuing failed policies even as Mr. Obama conceded to a TV interviewer that Americans aren't better off than they were four years ago. Published October 3, 2011

PUSHING FOR A VOTE: President Obama says he will personally appeal to congressional leaders in coming days to set a vote on his American Jobs Act. (Associated Press)

Obama signals impatience on jobs bill

President Obama said Monday he will personally lobby congressional leaders to hold a vote on his new jobs-stimulus proposal, but barely an hour later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor once again pronounced the legislation dead as written. Published October 3, 2011