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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by singer Ricky Martin at a fundraiser hosted by Martin and the LGBT Leadership Council at the Rubin Museum of Art, Monday, May 14, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama noncommittal on repeal of DOMA

Although he came out in support of same-sex marriage, President Obama on Monday declined to say whether he would work with congressional Democrats to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Published May 14, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks April 30, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes billion-dollar stimulus plan

Putting pressure on Congress to approve parts of his latest economic stimulus plan, President Obama urged Americans Saturday to push lawmakers to approve his multibillion-dollar "to-do list" for creating jobs. Published May 12, 2012

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Val and Paul Keller, talks about home mortgages, Friday, May 11, 2012, outside the Kellers home in Reno, Nev. Obama met with the Kellers who recently refinanced their home loan under a federally backed program that the President wants to expand to all homeowners who are paying their mortgages on time.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Obama urges Congress to help homeowners

A day after raising nearly $20 million for his re-election, President Obama visited foreclosure-ridden Nevada Friday and urged Congress to approve legislation that would help more struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. Published May 11, 2012

President Obama waves May 10, 2012, upon his arrival in Seattle. Obama was in town for fundraising events. (Associated Press)

Obama campaigns for cash at George Clooney’s house

Fresh from announcing his support of same-sex marriage, President Obama headed Thursday night for a Hollywood campaign fundraiser that is expected to rake in nearly $15 million — a record for such an event — at the home of actor George Clooney. Published May 10, 2012

President Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" at the White House on May 9, 2012. (Associated Press/The White House, Pete Souza)

Obama buckles on gay marriage

Facing growing pressure from his liberal base and members of his own administration, President Obama said Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage "personally," reversing his long-stated opposition. Published May 9, 2012

President Obama, whose appearances filled stadiums with enthusiastic crowds in 2008, officially kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday in Columbus, Ohio with first lady Michelle Obama before 14,000 supporters, leaving about a quarter of the seats empty. (Associated Press)

Obama’s week: Muddles gay marriage, nearly loses in W.Va. to inmate

Since kicking off his re-election campaign last weekend, President Obama has endured a rapid series of stumbles, including a debate on gay marriage initiated by his vice president and an embarrassingly close primary victory over a prison inmate. Published May 9, 2012

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Putin won’t attend G-8 meeting

President Obama will have to wait a little while longer to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for more "flexibility" on missile-defense talks. Published May 9, 2012

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

Obama ‘evolves’ to support of gay marriage

Facing growing pressure from his liberal base and members of his own administration, President Obama said Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage "personally," reversing his long-held opposition. Published May 9, 2012

President Obama speaks at the State University of New York's Nano-Tech complex in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)

Obama denies presiding over ‘bloated government’

After presiding over three consecutive years of trillion-dollar deficits, President Obama told an audience in New York on Tuesday not to believe critics who accuse him of running a "bloated government." Published May 8, 2012

Vice President Joseph R. Biden made his remark in favor of gay marriage two days before voters in the swing state of North Carolina are to weigh in Tuesday on a ballot measure that would codify the traditional definition of marriage as only the union of one man and one woman. (Associated Press)

Obama zigs as Biden zags on gay marriage

President Obama is "comfortable" with full legal rights for same-sex couples, but still doesn't support gay marriage, his spokesman said Monday as the administration scrambled to clarify comments by Vice President Joseph R. Biden in support of such unions. Published May 7, 2012

President Obama speaks during May 5, 2012, a campaign rally at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Associated Press/Columbus Dispatch)

White House ditches Arab-owned site for U.S. jobs speech

The White House has switched the venue in upstate New York for President Obama's speech Tuesday on manufacturing, ditching a plant owned by the government of Abu Dhabi that has received more than $1 billion in state subsidies. Published May 7, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House on May, 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama ‘comfortable’ with but opposes gay marriage

President Obama is "comfortable" with full legal rights for same-sex couples but still doesn't support gay marriage, his spokesman said Monday as the administration scrambled to clarify comments by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. supporting gay marriage. Published May 7, 2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama tries to rally a jobless generation

President Obama kicks off his "official" re-election campaign Saturday with college rallies in Virginia and Ohio - the latest in a series of events aimed at shoring up flagging support among the coalition of women, minorities and young voters that propelled him to victory in 2008. Published May 3, 2012

**FILE** President Obama speaks April 30, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama’s ‘official’ campaign launches Saturday

President Obama kicks off his "official" re-election campaign Saturday with college rallies in Virginia and Ohio the latest in a series of events aimed at shoring up the president's flagging support among the coalition of women, minorities and young voters that propelled him to victory in 2008. Published May 3, 2012

President Obama participates in a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Monday, April 30, 2012, in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President says girlfriend in book was ‘composite’

President Obama has admitted that a white girlfriend he depicted in his 1995 autobiography — in which he wrote about their searing argument over racial attitudes — was actually a composite of several girlfriends from his past. Published May 2, 2012

President Barack Obama is greeted by Lt. Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he steps off Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, adding drama to what was already a politicized military mission. Published May 1, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens to former President Bill Clinton speak Dec. 10, 2010, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (Associated Press)

A former critic, Bill Clinton stumps for Obama

Campaigning with President Obama for the first time, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday night the economy is recovering faster than expected under Mr. Obama but that "full employment" could still be years away. Published April 29, 2012

First lady Michelle Obama (center) heads down stairs at Casa del Rey Moro during a visit to Ronda in southern Spain in August 2010. Mrs. Obama went to Spain on a private trip with daughter Sasha and friends. (Associated Press)

Report: High taxpayer tab for first lady’s Spain trip

First lady Michelle Obama's much-criticized trip to Spain in 2010 cost taxpayers at least $467,000, a government watchdog group said Thursday after obtaining Secret Service and Air Force documents. Published April 26, 2012