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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 walks Aug. 31, 2012, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Biggs Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, with Gen. Lloyd Austin (right), vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, to greet members of the military and their families. (Associated Press)

Obama marks Iraq war end with troops

Seeking to reclaim the spotlight a day after Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama delivered an election-year reminder Friday that he kept his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. Published August 31, 2012

President Obama stops to greet campaign workers at the Obama for America field office in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama hits the road to reclaim spotlight

After three days of claiming to ignore a parade of Republicans bashing his record, President Obama will take to the road Friday for five straight days of campaigning in battleground states on the way to accepting his renomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next Thursday. Published August 30, 2012

In this Friday, July 29, 2011, photo, President Barack Obama walks down a ramp after delivering a speech at a gathering where he announced new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks at the Washington Convention Center in Washington.The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, by the Obama administration. The new rules would require the fleet of new cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Regulations to boost auto MPG, price tag

The Obama administration on Tuesday released final regulations forcing automakers to more than double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025 — and adding at least $1,800 to their price tags. Published August 28, 2012

People wait Aug. 23, 2012, outside a campaign field office in Raleigh, N.C., to receive credentials for President Obama's acceptance speech during Charlotte's Democratic Convention. (Associated Press)

Obama to break recent precedent, will stump during RNC

Incumbent presidents usually lay low during their opponents' nominating conventions, but not so with President Obama, who will wage an ambitious campaign next week to coincide with the Republican National Convention. Published August 23, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waits backstage to be introduced during a Aug. 22, 2012, campaign stop at LeClaire Manufacturing in Bettendorf, Iowa (Associated Press)

Polls show Romney closing gap with Obama in swing states

As Republicans head to Tampa, Fla., to nominate Mitt Romney for president, the contest with President Obama is narrowing in the 10 battleground states that likely will decide the election. Published August 22, 2012

President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington on Monday. "I don't think that Gov. Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad," Mr. Obama said. "But keep in mind, this is an ad that I didn't approve, I did not produce and, as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once." (Associated Press)

Obama: Nobody accused Romney of being a felon

President Obama refused to accept responsibility Monday for the actions of campaign surrogates who suggested Republican Mitt Romney committed a felony and that he contributed to the death of a woman who succumbed to cancer. Published August 20, 2012

**FILE** Demonstrators hold signs July 24, 2012, at an NAACP-organized rally on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., to protest the state's new voter identification law. The law is being challenged in court as unconstitutional. Democrats say it's an election year stunt to steal the White House. Republicans say it's necessary to prevent voting fraud. (Associated Press)

Pa. voters will need to show their IDs

In a ruling with implications for the presidential race, a judge on Wednesday rejected an effort by civil rights groups to block Pennsylvania's voter-ID law, legislation that Republicans say is needed to prevent fraud at the polls this fall. Published August 15, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden pays the George Washington High School football team a surprise visit on Monday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/The Register & Bee, Steven Mantilla) ** FILE **

Biden tells Va. supporters that Romney would put blacks ‘back in chains’

Injecting racial politics into an election that already turned ugly, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a largely black audience Tuesday in Virginia that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would put voters "back in chains" with a plan to loosen regulations on Wall Street. Published August 14, 2012

President Obama is shown an old photograph Aug. 9, 2012, at Romero's Cafe and Catering in Pueblo, Colo., by Robert Romero (right), the establishment's owner, and Virginia Romero (left), who founded the establishment. (Associated Press)

Obama backers won’t pull ‘disgusting’ TV ad

Supporters of President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer, a commercial that is raising questions about suspected coordination between the Obama campaign and an advocacy group founded by a former White House staffer. Published August 9, 2012

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Anti-Obama Catholics want dinner invitation rescinded

Catholics opposed to President Obama attending the annual Alfred E. Smith charity dinner in New York have started an online petition urging Cardinal Timothy Dolan to withdraw his invitation to the president. Published August 8, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks Aug., 6, 2012, at a campaign fundraiser in Stamford, Conn. (Associated Press)

Obama signs bill requiring him to detail budget cuts

With as little fanfare as possible, President Obama signed legislation Tuesday requiring him to reveal to Congress within the next 30 days exactly where he would slash defense and domestic spending under automatic budget cuts due to take effect in January. Published August 7, 2012

President Obama waves Aug. 5, 2012, as he arrives the White House in Washington from Camp David. (Associated Press)

Obama taps Hollywood for campaign cash to match Romney’s haul

Beaten in the money chase by Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the third straight month, President Obama on Monday turned again to one of the Democratic Party's most lucrative and reliable sources of campaign cash — Hollywood. Published August 6, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks in Las Vegas on Saturday on an audience member’s cellphone at the national convention of the Disabled American Veterans, which he addressed on behalf of the campaign. (Associated Press)

Biden diversifying his 2012 campaign portfolio

Once considered primarily the Obama campaign's designated attack dog, Vice President Joseph R. Biden has adopted a role that is lower in profile but more versatile on the stump in this election season. Published August 5, 2012

President Obama speaks on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Sen. Obama supported layoff warnings; now sees no need

President Obama's administration doesn't see the need for defense contractors to warn employees about possible layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts, but in 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama railed against employers failing to notify workers who were in danger of losing their jobs. Published August 1, 2012

President Barack Obama walks from Marine One after returning to the White House on the South Lawn in Washington, Friday, July 27, 2012. Obama attended fundraisers in Virginia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama calls on House GOP to approve middle-class tax cut bill

In spite of House Republicans' vow to reject the legislation, President Obama on Saturday urged GOP lawmakers to approve a bill that would raise taxes for families earning more than $250,000 per year and extend tax cuts for everyone else. Published July 28, 2012

President Obama shakes hands July 27, 2012, with AIPAC chairman Lee Rosenberg in the Oval Office of the White House after signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act. Also present are Howard Friedman (left), former AIPAC chairman, and Rep. Howard Berman (second from right), California Democrat. (Associated Press)

On cusp of Romney visit, Obama offers new Israeli aid

On the eve of Republican Mitt Romney's trip to Jerusalem, President Obama highlighted new military aid for Israel Friday and held a signing ceremony in the Oval Office for a bill expanding U.S. ties with the Middle East ally. Published July 27, 2012