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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

Employees at the Boeing assembly plant in Renton, Wash., work on a 737. U.S. manufacturers' and builders' December satististics showed hopeful gains. (Associated Press)

Obama’s visit to Boeing plant viewed as a ‘victory lap’

The White House says President Obama's visit to a unionized Boeing Co. plant near Seattle on Friday will focus on the economy, but the event also is being viewed as a victory lap for Mr. Obama with labor unions that successfully fought the aerospace company's plans to move jobs to a nonunion plant. Published February 16, 2012

President Obama is greeted upon his arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday for a series of fundraisers by (from left) California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Associated Press)

Obama rakes in the California cash

Fresh from advocating for more blue-collar factory jobs, President Obama roared through California on Thursday for a series of star-studded campaign fundraisers that will rake in at least $8 million. Published February 16, 2012

President Obama shakes hands with DiAndre Jackson as he is introduced Feb. 15, 2012, at the Master Lock Company in Milwaukee, where he spoke about the importance of American manufacturing. (Associated Press)

Obama touts manufacturing at Midwest stop

President Obama visited ground zero of the movement to end collective bargaining rights for public employees Wednesday, meeting briefly in Wisconsin with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and advocating tax policies to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Published February 15, 2012

President Obama meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Feb., 14, 2012, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama says China must play by trade rules

Facing accusations from Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney that he's soft on China, President Obama told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday that China needs to play fair in international trade. Published February 14, 2012

President Obama pushes Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year during a speech on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After backing tax hikes, Obama cheerleads for payroll-tax cut

A day after proposing to raise taxes by nearly $2 trillion over the next decade, President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to extend a payroll-tax cut for 160 million workers, saying middle-class families can't afford a tax increase at the moment. Published February 14, 2012

President Obama speaks Feb. 13, 2012, about the "Community College to Career Fund" and his 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama unveils fiscal 2013 budget proposal

Unveiling a $3.8 trillion election-year federal budget loaded with deficits, tax increases and hundreds of billions of dollars in new stimulus spending, President Obama said Monday that his plan will "restore an economy where everybody gets a fair shot." Published February 13, 2012

Patricia Gillaird, a Government Printing Office receiving clerk, displays for news crews a copy of the fiscal 2013 budget at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama to unveil budget with higher taxes, more deficits

President Obama's budget request to Congress on Monday will forecast a deficit of $1.33 trillion in the current fiscal year and calls for $1.5 trillion in tax increases over the next decade, senior administration officials said Friday night. Published February 10, 2012

Syrians gather Feb. 8, 2012, in Doha to protest the use of Russia's veto against the amended resolution on Syria in the U.N. Security Council. (Associated Press)

Critics slam Obama’s handling of Arab Spring

Growing instability from Syria to Egypt highlights the Obama administration's failure to develop a consistent strategy for promoting democracy in the wake of popular uprisings in the region, analysts say. Published February 8, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Feb. 7, 2012, at his Colorado caucus night rally in Denver. (Associated Press)

Obama edges ahead of Romney in Va. in new poll

President Obama has moved ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Virginia for the first time in Quinnipiac University's polling, according to a survey released Wednesday. Published February 8, 2012

**FILE** David Axelrod, political adviser to President Obama, appears Jan. 29, 2012, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington. (Associated Press/NBC News)

Obama seeks compromise on contraception furor

Advisers to President Obama sent signals Tuesday that the administration is considering a compromise with Catholic-affiliated institutions following an uproar over the administration's plans to force them to offer birth control with employees' health-care coverage. Published February 7, 2012

President Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: U.S. working to keep Israel from striking Iran

President Obama said Sunday he is determined to work with Israel in "lock step" to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and tried to allay concerns that Israel is preparing to carry out a unilateral military strike. Published February 5, 2012

President Obama talks Feb. 3, 2012, about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va. (Associated Press)

Pro-life supporters balk at Obama’s new coverage rule

President Obama has elicited an election-year backlash from Catholics and voters of other faiths with his administration's decision to require religious hospitals, universities and other organizations to provide birth control coverage despite their moral opposition. Published February 5, 2012

President Obama talks Feb. 3, 2012, about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va. (Associated Press)

Obama presses Congress not to ‘muck up’ growing economy

Seizing on news of another drop in the unemployment rate, President Obama Friday urged Congress to extend a payroll tax holiday for workers and spur the economic recovery even as he called for more than $5 billion in new spending. Published February 3, 2012

President Obama speaks at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama pushes agenda at prayer breakfast

Speaking at the traditionally nonpartisan National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama on Thursday cited his Christian faith in offering a vigorous defense of his political agenda of tax increases for the wealthy, universal health care and greater regulation of Wall Street. Published February 2, 2012

President Obama, in an appearance at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, details his proposal that would allow millions of "underwater" borrowers to refinance home loans.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama floats latest homeowner-relief plan

Only three months after proposing a mortgage-relief plan, President Obama went back to the drawing board Wednesday with another proposal that would allow millions of "underwater" borrowers to refinance home loans and would impose a new tax on big banks. Published February 1, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife, Callista, speaks Jan. 31, 2012, during a Florida Republican presidential primary night rally in Orlando, Fla. (Associated Press)

Deluge of ‘baggage’ ads helps sink Gingrich in Florida

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich saw the momentum of his South Carolina victory vanish in Florida, where he faced a more diverse electorate and an overwhelming blitz of negative advertising from rival Mitt Romney. Published January 31, 2012

President Obama

Obama enters job fray during online town hall

The live video chat from the White House Monday night was billed as a chance for regular people to "hang out" with President Obama, but at times it sounded like he was running an employment agency. Published January 30, 2012