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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

Iran was high on the agenda as President Obama met with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Obama warns Tehran: Window is closing

President Obama said Wednesday that time is running out for Iran to accept a diplomatic solution that would halt its suspected program to develop nuclear weapons. Published March 14, 2012

President Obama welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama and Cameron pledge to stay the course in Afghanistan

With British Prime Minister David Cameron at his side, President Obama pledged Wednesday not to hasten the end of the joint military mission in Afghanistan before a scheduled "responsible" turnover to Afghan forces in 2014. Published March 14, 2012

President Barack Obama and Britain Prime Minister David Cameron attend the Mississippi Valley State game against Western Kentucky in a first round NCAA tournament basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at University of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Ohio governor lobbies Obama during NCAA game

President Obama came to see March Madness, but he also got lobbied by Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on developing natural gas in the state. Published March 13, 2012

President Obama

Is Obama bluffing about Iran?

President Obama's claim that he would use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon isn't backed up by his track record of avoiding such unilateral action in international crises, national security analysts say. Published March 13, 2012

President Obama speaks March 13, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama: Afghan mission to proceed despite mass shooting

President Obama on Tuesday called the alleged shooting deaths of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier "outrageous" and a case of "murder," but said the incident would not deter the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Published March 13, 2012

President Obama, accompanied by Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson (left) and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama takes on China with high-tech trade complaint

Facing accusations from Republicans that he's not tough enough with China over its currency and trade practices, President Obama said Tuesday he is taking a complaint against Beijing to the World Trade Organization "to give American workers and businesses a fair shot in the global economy." Published March 13, 2012

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

An Afghan woman gestures toward the body of a child who allegedly was killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, in Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

Obama expresses condolences for Afghan shootings

President Obama offered condolences to the people of Afghanistan on Sunday for the killings of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier in an apparent shooting rampage. Published March 11, 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

Rush Limbaugh

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