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Dave Boyer

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

Articles by Dave Boyer

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

President Obama addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 34th Annual Awards Gala in Washington on Sept. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama targets Republicans for blocking Dream Act

President Obama told an Hispanic audience Wednesday night he will do "everything in my power" to enact the Dream Act, which would prevent the deportation of illegal immigrants studying at American colleges or having served in the military. Published September 14, 2011

White House touts new anti-waste effort

While a deficit supercommittee in Congress works to cut trillions of dollars, Vice President Joseph R. Biden is touting his efforts to find $1 billion in wasteful government spending here and there. Published September 14, 2011

Obama seeks public pressure on lawmakers to pass jobs bill

President Obama took his campaign for a second stimulus bill and higher taxes Tuesday to the home state of Speaker John A. Boehner, urging Ohioans to tell Republican lawmakers to "stop worrying about their jobs and start worrying about your jobs." Published September 13, 2011

Obama: 'Politics' impeding jobs plan

President Obama warned Americans on Monday that politics was "stopping" his $447 billion jobs plan, saying so hours before he even sent the legislation laden with tax increases to Congress. Published September 12, 2011

President Obama lays a wreath as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks are observed at the Pentagon in Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. At right is Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, Bush and Clinton lead U.S. in 9/11 tributes

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama led the nation Sunday in a full day of commemoration by honoring the nearly 3,000 victims in services in New York City, Pennsylvania and the nation's capital. Published September 11, 2011

President Obama speaks in the East Room the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama faces skeptics in 3rd try for jobs

President Obama will reveal his latest jobs plan Thursday night in a high-stakes speech to a joint session of Congress, facing Republicans opposed to more deficit spending and voters who increasingly don't trust him to fix the economy. Published September 7, 2011

Obama halts EPA air-quality regulations

President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency Friday to shelve proposed regulations for new air-quality standards, citing the potential impact on the weak economy. Published September 2, 2011

White House press secretary Jay Carney responds during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 1, 2011, to questions about the flap over the timing of President Obama's address to Congress next week. (Associated Press)

Flap over Obama's speech date and time settled

The White House dismissed Thursday the flap about the date of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress as irrelevant "political gamesmanship," even as some Democrats said the president's advisers mishandled the episode. Published September 1, 2011

Obama: From 'yes we can' to 'it takes time'

When he ran for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama sprinkled his campaign speeches with ambitious catchphrases such as "the fierce urgency of now" and "yes we can." Nowadays, he's been trotting out a stump speech with a far less lofty message for voters: You expected too much from me. Published September 1, 2011

Obama enlists business, labor in spending push

A day after enlisting veterans to help him fight congressional Republicans for a second economic stimulus plan, President Obama joined forces with big labor and big business Wednesday to pressure lawmakers for more spending on federal construction projects. Published August 31, 2011

President Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 30, 2011, after addressing the American Legion in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

Obama's proposed regs would cost billions annually

In a preview of a battle likely to be waged throughout the fall, President Obama told GOP House Speaker John A. Boehner in a letter Tuesday that the administration is considering seven regulations that would each cost the U.S. economy more than $1 billion per year. Published August 30, 2011

Obama presses Congress on jobs for veterans

President Obama on Tuesday told veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that they have "have earned their place among the greatest of generations" and that Congress has a duty to find more jobs for returning service members. Published August 30, 2011

Multiple disasters put FEMA in a funding bind

The Obama administration is giving itself high marks for its emergency response to Hurricane Irene, except for one problem — the government's disaster fund is going broke. Published August 29, 2011

Obama picks Krueger for economic adviser

A week away from delivering a major speech on jobs and renewing a battle with congressional Republicans on the economy, President Obama on Monday named labor economist Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University to lead his depleted economic team. Published August 29, 2011

President Obama participates in a news conference about Hurricane Irene at the White House on Aug. 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama's campaign muddled in name game

President Obama's re-election campaign has appropriated for its voter-registration operation the name of an existing group, Project Vote, that has been the target of voter-fraud complaints tied to the much-criticized and now-defunct activist group ACORN. Published August 28, 2011