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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

Obama heads to Puerto Rico, with eye on 2012

In a trip heavy with implications for 2012, President Obama will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday with an eye toward impressing enfranchised Puerto Ricans on the mainland U.S. Published June 12, 2011

**FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

Goolsbee exit comes at tough time for Obama, economy

President Obama's chief economist is departing as the administration's nearly trillion-dollar recovery is losing steam and Mr. Obama concedes that lackluster job growth could become a trend. Published June 7, 2011

Watchdog questions GM bailout repayment

President Obama will visit a Chrysler plant in Ohio on Friday to tout the automaker's repayment of bailout money, but a free-enterprise group accuses the administration of coordinating with General Motors' misleading marketing campaign last year about its own government-funded turnaround. Published June 2, 2011

Obama courts jilted female followers

Female voters have turned their backs on President Obama in droves, a development that Democrats vow to reverse as Mr. Obama gears up his re-election campaign. Published June 1, 2011

House Republicans leave the White House via the North Portico on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, after their meeting with President Obama on the debt ceiling. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, lawmakers stay at odds on spending cuts

Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, urged President Obama in a closed meeting Wednesday to stop “demagoguing” Mr. Ryan's Medicare reform plan, as Republican lawmakers challenged the president without success to put forward his own detailed plan to curb entitlement spending. Published June 1, 2011

** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: ‘Nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes’

President Obama marked Memorial Day on Monday by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and calling on the nation to reflect on its "debt to its fallen heroes." Published May 30, 2011

Obama taps Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chair

In the latest shake-up of his national security team, President Obama on Monday named Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, less than two months after elevating him to the Army's top post. Published May 30, 2011

Warsaw wants in on U.S. visa waivers

Poland sends troops to fight alongside U.S. soldiers and considers itself a strong ally, but it's the only Central European country whose citizens cannot travel to America without a visa, a sore point that Poles hope President Obama will rectify when he visits their nation Friday. Published May 26, 2011

Netanyahu rebuffs Obama on Mideast plan

In front of the assembled media in the Oval Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday bluntly rejected President Obama's call a day earlier for Israel to use its pre-1967 borders as the negotiating baseline for a peace deal with the Palestinians. Published May 20, 2011

President Obama delivers a speech on the Middle East at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is seated at right, and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is seen at left. (Associated Press)

Obama calls out Mideast leaders in speech

President Obama sought to usher in a new U.S. relationship with the Middle East, promising economic aid to nations engaged in democratic reforms and calling out by name the region's most belligerent rulers. Published May 20, 2011

SENDING A MESSAGE: "We have the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia," President Obama said. (Associated Press)

Obama sees door for U.S. influence in Middle East

President Obama sought Thursday to usher in a new U.S. relationship with the Middle East, promising economic aid to nations engaged in democratic reforms and calling out by name the region's most belligerent rulers. Published May 19, 2011

**FILE** A Syrian man beats a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with a shoe on April 26, 2011, during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, against the ongoing violence in Syria. (Associated Press)

U.S. sanctions Assad, freezes assets

President Obama on Wednesday froze the assets of Syrian President Bashar Assad over his bloody crackdown on protesters, while Mr. Obama prepared to announce a broad job-creation plan for emerging democracies in the Middle East that includes up to $2 billion in U.S. aid for Egypt and Tunisia. Published May 18, 2011

Obama ponders pressure on Syria’s Assad

Criticized for being too timid toward Syria's repressive regime, the Obama administration said Tuesday it is still considering steps to pressure President Bashar Assad to end his brutal crackdown on protesters. Published May 17, 2011

‘Bush Doctrine’ echoes on Middle East

President Obama will try this week to clarify his muddled strategy for promoting democracy in the Middle East, with lawmakers from both political parties and world leaders waiting to assess quickly whether his approach has muscle. Published May 16, 2011