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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

Obama flip-flops on debt-limit vow

The White House retreated Wednesday from President Obama's vow to veto any short-term increase in the nation's debt limit, opening the door wider to a bipartisan Senate compromise plan to boost borrowing for now in exchange for a promise by Congress to cut spending later. Published July 20, 2011

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Obama raises $86M more for campaign, DNC

President Obama's campaign team announced Wednesday that he had raised $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee in the second quarter, blowing past the stated goal of $60 million Democrats had set. Published July 13, 2011

Obama's flattery of Boehner goes nowhere

Flattering House Speaker John A. Boehner publicly, President Obama on Monday tried to reel in the reluctant Republican House leader to support the president's goal of a large tax increase to help reduce deficits. Published July 11, 2011

Boehner tells Obama 'no' on big debt deal

Speaker John A. Boehner told President Obama on Saturday night he will not agree to the president's most ambitious plan for deficit reduction, citing the administration's pursuit of tax increases as one of the main hurdles. Published July 9, 2011

Restive Democrats warn Obama on deficit talks

Turmoil in Democratic ranks spread Friday over President Obama's bid to reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare as part of intensifying deficit-reduction talks with congressional Republican leaders. Published July 8, 2011

Debt deal remains elusive as liberals issue ultimatum

President Obama and top congressional Republicans said significant differences remain after high-stakes talks Thursday at the White House on the government's budget and debt woes, although both sides called the talks constructive and agreed to work through the weekend on a renewed push for a deal. Published July 7, 2011

White House alters policy on letters of condolence

President Obama announced Wednesday he will begin sending condolence letters to next-of-kin of service members who commit suicide in a combat zone, reversing a long-standing policy. Published July 6, 2011

Obama concedes mistakes in Twitter town hall

President Obama admitted Wednesday that he made mistakes in his economic recovery program, including not tackling the housing crisis aggressively enough, during the first Twitter town-hall event at the White House. Published July 6, 2011

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, responds to questions and offers remarks during an interview in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 6, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Interrogation at sea skirts Obama pledge

The Obama administration, which refuses to send terrorism suspects to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, on Wednesday defended its decision to interrogate a detainee for two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship, outside the reach of American law. Published July 6, 2011

President Obama makes a statement to reporters about debt ceiling negotiations on July 5, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama prods Congress on debt deal

President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to "do something big" to reduce the federal budget deficit, spurned talk of a short-term deal with Republicans to raise the debt limit and invited leaders to come Thursday to the White House to revive negotiations. Published July 5, 2011

** FILE **  President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

President won't tweet at Twitter town hall

President Obama, not known for brevity, won't be playing by Twitter's 140-character rule when he answers questions posed on the social-media website Wednesday in a town-hall format. Published July 5, 2011

Employers doubt Obama's vow of less red tape

Businesses big and small aren't buying President Obama's claim that he's reducing the burden of costly federal regulations, a major barrier to job growth. Published July 4, 2011

Obama works 'day job' and money trail

President Obama wrapped up a month of brisk fundraising with two more events in Philadelphia on Thursday amid an emerging rift with Jewish donors and accusations that he is exploiting the White House in his hunt for campaign cash. Published June 30, 2011

CRITIC: Former Vice President Al Gore says President Obama has "failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold action on climate change." (Associated Press)

Obama's inaction disappoints green groups

Former Vice President Al Gore's criticism of President Obama on climate change and the administration's failure to install solar panels as promised on the roof of the White House are shining a light on growing disillusionment with the president among environmental activists. Published June 26, 2011

Danny Montoya of Warrenton, Va., holds a sign up in Lafayette Park outside the White House on May 2, 2011, the morning after the country learned that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals. Montoya says that our first initiative following the Sept. 11 attacks was to get Osama Bin Laden, and he feels that now that he's dead, some of the U.S. troops who have been assigned to more remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan should be able to come home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Obama to lay out pace of troop pullout

President Obama will explain Wednesday night his plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with indications of a more rapid recall of soldiers than military advisers recommended but not enough to satisfy his liberal allies. Published June 21, 2011

President Obama is in the process of finalizing the number of troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, according to a spokesman.

Obama to announce Afghanistan pullout figure

President Obama will announce Wednesday how many U.S. troops he's decided to withdraw next month from Afghanistan, the first phase of a plan to turn over to Afghans control of their own security in 2014. Published June 20, 2011

Obama urges use of foreign capital boost

The Obama administration, engaged in an urgent campaign to encourage U.S. companies to create more jobs, issued a report Monday showing a sharp increase in direct foreign investment in the United States in 2010. Published June 20, 2011