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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

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

Putter there pal: Obama, Boehner play much-anticipated golf match

President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner played their much-anticipated golf match as a team Saturday, defeating Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an outing with high-stakes political overtones. Published June 18, 2011

Obama slammed at liberal conference

As President Obama shifts increasingly into reelection mode, he is feeling persistent anger and discontent from the left as well as the right. Published June 17, 2011

Obama’s ‘bundlers’ appointed to key jobs

A White House spokesman Wednesday said fundraising prowess has nothing to do with getting a good job in the Obama administration, despite a report showing the president gave key posts to about 80 percent of his big-money "bundlers" from the 2008 campaign. Published June 15, 2011

Obama low-key during Puerto Rico visit

President Obama visited this island for about four hours Tuesday, raising money for his re-election and raising criticism that his visit lacked substance on the thorny subject of the U.S. territory's political status. Published June 14, 2011

Obama pushes job-creation plan in N.C.

President Obama sounded agreeable to any and all job-creation proposals Monday — even curbing litigation by environmentalists — as he met with his Jobs Council here to field suggestions from industry leaders. Published June 13, 2011

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

White House to cut access to half of federal websites

As part of the Obama administration's campaign to promote transparency, the White House announced today it intends to eliminate the public's access to half of the federal government's websites within the next year. Published June 13, 2011