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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 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

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks July 26, 2012, during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama won’t push new gun control law

A day after President Obama vowed in a speech to leave "no stone unturned" in his quest to reduce gun violence, his spokesman said the president's efforts won't include any new gun-control proposals. Published July 26, 2012

**FILE** Advocates demanding tougher gun control laws were among several dozen protesters who greeted President Obama outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on July 24, 2012. Obama was in Oregon to raise money for his re-election campaign. (Associated Press)

Obama calls for measures against gun violence

Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Obama said Wednesday night he would "leave no stone unturned" in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases. Published July 25, 2012

President Obama addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., on July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama still trying to explain ‘you didn’t build that’ comment

Amid signs that Republican Mitt Romney's attacks on President Obama's economic views are having an impact, Mr. Obama is trying for the second straight week to clarify his comments that self-made entrepreneurs aren't entirely responsible for their own success. Published July 24, 2012

President Obama addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Monday, July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama: GOP ‘playing politics’ with military

Speaking to an audience of veterans, President Obama on Monday accused Republican lawmakers of "playing politics with our military" in the administration's budget standoff with the GOP over looming cuts for defense and other programs. Published July 23, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks June 28, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama campaign racking up big credit-card fees

President Obama portrays himself as a watchdog of credit card companies and a critic of their fees, but his re-election campaign is a gold mine for some of those same companies. Published July 23, 2012

President Obama walks July 20, 2012, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington following his arrival on the Marine One helicopter. Obama cut short his campaign stop in Florida in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. (Associated Press)

Obama to visit families of Colo. shooting victims

President Obama will visit Sunday with families of the shooting victims of the movie-theater massacre in the battleground state of Colorado, the White House announced Saturday night. Published July 21, 2012

President Obama pauses July 20, 2012, during an event at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers, Fla., for a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 people dead. (Associated Press)

Obama, Romney mourn for Colo. victims

Cutting short a campaign trip to Florida, President Obama asked Americans Friday to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado "and for all the victims of less-publicized acts of violence that plague our communities every single day." Published July 20, 2012

“As Americans, we don’t expect handouts,” President Obama tells supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. “You should be able to have a home that your call your own, health care you can count on if you get sick.” (Associated Press)

Obama tries to explain entrepreneurs comments

Facing more bad news on the housing front and a surge in the polls by his Republican rival, President Obama changed his tune Thursday night about some roundly criticized comments that entrepreneurs don't build businesses on their own. Published July 19, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Obama’s changes will “accelerate job placement by moving more Americans from welfare to work as quickly as possible.” (Associated Press)

Republicans back Clinton welfare rule

The White House rejected charges Wednesday that President Obama is trying to gut work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law, and accused Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, of "flip-flopping" on the need to give states flexibility in implementing the law. Published July 18, 2012

President Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 6, 2012, while on a two-day campaign swing by bus through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The presidential seal adorns the lectern. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama, Romney campaigns positively negative at an earlier stage

During the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama described negative campaigning as the refuge of candidates who "don't have a record to run on." Four years later, President Obama is going negative on Republican opponent Mitt Romney with a vengeance. Published July 17, 2012

“I want to give tax breaks to companies that are investing right here in Ohio,” President Obama said in his speech to cheers from the audience of about 1,200 at the Cincinnati Music Hall. In another room, there was an overflow crowd of more than 400 people. (Associated Press)

Obama slams Romney’s proposals on taxes

President Obama's latest line of attack against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney ran into resistance Monday even before he fired the first salvo at a town-hall meeting in Ohio. Published July 16, 2012

President Obama speaks May 8, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama will not attend AIDS conference

Despite pressure from activist groups, President Obama will not attend the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington next week — the first such meeting in the U.S. in 22 years. Published July 16, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks July 16, 2012, during a White House community leaders briefing on seniors issues at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. (Associated Press)

Biden: Secret Service rental cottage ‘a tiny barn’

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. revealed a little more Monday about the origins of a cottage on his Delaware property that he is renting to the Secret Service for about $20,000 per year, saying the structure was "a tiny barn" when he purchased the property. Published July 16, 2012

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

Obama Va. visits sparks GOP attacks over defense

Republicans blasted President Obama Friday for campaigning in Virginia near the largest U.S. naval base while ignoring their proposed solution to avoid looming defense cuts. Published July 13, 2012

President Obama pauses while speaking at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Obama says he failed at persuasion

President Obama, whose skills as an orator are credited with helping him win the presidency in 2008, said in an interview Thursday that he has failed in office to communicate effectively with the public. Published July 12, 2012