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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 participates Sept. 20, 2012, in a town hall hosted by Univision and Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas (left) at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama: IG report should end criticism of Holder

President Obama on Thursday called an inspector general's report of the Justice Department's bungled gun-trafficking operation an "independent" investigation that should silence critics of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Published September 20, 2012

Army SFC David Schopp, of Plymouth, Mich. returns Sept. 16, 2012, from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan in Lansing, Mich. About 80 troops arrived at Capital City Air International Airport. (Associated Press/The State Journal)

White House: Obama sticking to Afghan pullout plan

Even as NATO forces have halted most joint operations with Afghan troops due to "insider" killings, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama's plans in Afghanistan are still on target to withdraw American forces and turn over security to Afghans in 2014. Published September 18, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Sept., 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House jumps on Romney tax comments

The White House criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday for saying in a secretly recorded video that 47 percent of Americans are "victims" who don't pay taxes and depend on government. Published September 18, 2012

President Obama shakes hands Sept. 17, 2012, with supporters as he arrives on Air Force One at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Associated Press)

Obama administration dubious of Romney’s foreign policy creds

Seeking to deflect criticism of President Obama's Middle East policy as anti-U.S. tensions smolder in the Arab world, the Obama campaign Monday accused Republican rival Mitt Romney and his advisers of being amateurs who aren't prepared to tackle such an international crisis. Published September 17, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Sept. 12, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama’s ‘tested and proven’ foreign-policy claim put to test

In accepting his party's renomination a week ago, President Obama called himself a "tested and proven" leader in a dangerous world of threats from abroad, especially from the terrorist-spawning Middle East. But a week later, with Muslim protests flaring at U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and with four Americans killed in Libya, the gentler foreign policy pillar upon which Mr. Obama supports his re-election bid is in danger of toppling. Published September 13, 2012

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims in Egypt. Arabic on the wall reads, "anyone but God's prophet." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Anti-Islam film called flimsy pretext for mob violence

There have been numerous examples in recent years of Muslims reacting violently to perceived slights from the West against their faith, but some analysts doubt that the attacks on U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt on the anniversary of 9/11 fit neatly into this history of extremists defending the honor of Islam. Published September 12, 2012

** FILE ** In this Monday, April 11, 2011, file photo, U.S. envoy Chris Stevens stands in the lobby of the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Obama says ‘absolutely no justification’ for killing U.S. ambassador in Libya

President Obama indirectly criticized an anti-Muslim movie Wednesday that sparked violence against U.S. embassies in the Middle East, but he said there is "absolutely no justification" for the killings of four American diplomats in Libya, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens. Published September 12, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Obama denies refusal to meet Netanyahu

Seeking to calm a growing rift over Iran's nuclearization, President Obama spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour Tuesday night and later denied reports that he was refusing to meet Mr. Netanyahu in the U.S. this month. Published September 11, 2012

President Obama (right) sits with patrons (from left to right) John and Shirley Hill and Gerry and Jan Clark during his visit to Ossorio Bakery and Cafe in Cocoa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama uses Medicare study to court Florida seniors

Armed with a study by a former adviser, President Obama is stepping up his attacks on Republican rival Mitt Romney over the future health of Medicare as both campaigns battle for the votes of seniors that could decide the election. Published September 9, 2012

** FILE ** Passengers deplane from a US Airways jet at Philadelphia International Airport after the aircraft returned to the field on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, following a tip to authorities that an explosive liquid was on board. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

US Airways prevents military dog war hero from flying to DNC

A bomb-sniffing military dog that has served two tours in Afghanistan was refused passage on a U.S. commercial flight to the Democratic National Convention last week by a pilot who was concerned the K-9 could be aggressive. Published September 8, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 4, 2012, as he takes the stage for a campaign event at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama hopes for positive jobs report upon return to trail

Hoping for good economic news in the wake of his renomination at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will embark Friday on a three-day campaign trip to battleground states culminating in a bus tour of the crucial Interstate 4 corridor in Florida. Published September 6, 2012

After more than three years as president, Barack Obama's tone has taken a sharp turn from when he was a candidate. “We’re not going to go backwards and re-fight the same fights we had over the last three years” he said at a campaign rally this year. (Associated Press)

A changed Obama reins in the rhetoric

President Obama's partisan tone on the campaign trail these days is a far cry from his idealism of 2004, when the fresh-faced Illinois state senator introduced himself to the nation with his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Published September 5, 2012

President Obama waves to supporters Sept. 4, 2012, as he takes the stage for a campaign event at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama tells Virginia voters: ‘You can choose my plan’

On his final campaign stop before heading to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama on Tuesday urged Virginia voters to defeat the forces of his opponents "who benefit from an unjust status quo." Published September 4, 2012

President Obama walks past debris on the sidewalks as he tours the Bridgewood neighborhood in LaPlace, La., in the Saint John the Baptist Parish, with local officials to survey the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama visits Louisiana to inspect damage by Isaac

In what the White House billed unconvincingly as a non-political trip, President Obama played catch-up Monday to Republican rival Mitt Romney by inspecting damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac and meeting with flood victims. Published September 3, 2012

President Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Ohio, Obama touts success of auto-industry bailout

As his allies in Big Labor savaged Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama told a heavily union crowd in this auto-manufacturing city Monday that he saved the industry while Mr. Romney would have allowed it to collapse. Published September 3, 2012