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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

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

Obama: 'No safe haven anywhere' for terror

At the swearing-in of a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Obama said the death Friday of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen shows the terror network "will find no safe haven anywhere in the world." Published September 30, 2011

President Obama delivers his remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's awards dinner in Washington on Saturday. "I expect all of you to march with me and press on," Mr. Obama said. "Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying." (Associated Press)

Obama dismisses claims of racial slur on 'slippers'

Facing an uproar from President Obama's most loyal base of supporters, the White House on Thursday rejected claims that Mr. Obama stereotyped blacks when he told them to "take off your bedroom slippers" and work for his re-election. Published September 29, 2011

President Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left), delivers his back-to school speech on Sept. 28, 2011, at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in D.C. (Associated Press)

Obama defends handling of illegal immigration

President Obama told a largely Latino audience Wednesday that his administration has not become more aggressive in deporting illegal immigrants, despite statistics to the contrary that he calls misleading. Published September 28, 2011

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) introduces President Obama at a Democratic fundraiser at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Heckler calls Obama 'the Antichrist' at L.A. fundraiser

A heckler apparently angry about President Obama's policy toward gays in the military called Mr. Obama "the Antichrist" at a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Monday night before security dragged the man out. Published September 27, 2011

President Obama gestures Sept. 26, 2011, during a LinkedIn town hall at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (Associated Press)

Tax me more, millionaire tells Obama

At an online town hall meeting Monday, President Obama called on a wealthy audience member who had a question that was music to the president's ears: "Would you please raise my taxes?" Published September 26, 2011

Marine awarded Medal of Honor

A retired Marine corporal who was wounded in Afghanistan while rescuing 36 fellow Marines and soldiers from an ambush was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, Thursday at the White House by President Obama. Published September 15, 2011

President Obama looks up into the audience after speaking Sept. 14, 2011, about his American Jobs Act legislation at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. (Associated Press)

Obama's a flop in states he flipped in 2008

Dismal new poll numbers for President Obama in Virginia and North Carolina underscore a growing danger to his 2012 re-election hopes — his job-approval ratings have dropped below 50 percent in all of the key states that he "flipped" from the Republicans in 2008. Published September 15, 2011

Pennsylvania GOP looks to split electoral votes

Pennsylvania state Republican leaders are pushing to switch from the state's winner-take-all system in presidential elections to a format that would award electoral votes based on the winner of each of the state's 18 individual congressional districts. Published September 15, 2011