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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

New Hampshire lawmakers question Obama’s citizenship

President Obama is on the Democratic ballot for New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday, despite the efforts of some Republican state legislators who argue the president doesn't qualify as a "natural-born citizen." Published January 9, 2012

** FILE ** Six candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination — (from left) former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry — are introduced before a GOP presidential candidate debate at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Top 3 GOP challengers gang up on Romney

As the Republican presidential hopefuls wrapped up their final weekend of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the top three challengers of front-runner Mitt Romney attacked his conservative credentials and portrayed him as a political loser. Published January 8, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shakes hands at campaign town meeting in Salem, N.H., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Gingrich: Romney win would hurt GOP

As the Republican presidential candidates geared up Saturday for two crucial debates 12 hours apart, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the party's core principles would be undermined if front-runner Mitt Romney wins the nomination. Published January 7, 2012

With just four days before the nation's first presidential primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul R-TX, delivers his speech to a large crowd during a campaign stop at Nashua Jet Aviation at Biore Field Airport in Nashua, NH, Friday, January 6, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Paul, son target Santorum in N.H. campaigning debut

Rep. Ron Paul, running a distant second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in New Hampshire polls, arrived in New Hampshire to a thunderous rally with supporters Friday for the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's primary. Published January 6, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laughs Jan. 5, 2012, as he is asked a question during a campaign stop in Meredith, N.H. (Associated Press)

Going local: Gingrich woos N.H. voters over power project

The GOP presidential candidates in New Hampshire have appealed to voters mostly by promoting their conservative credentials, but former House Speaker Newt Gingrich earned the biggest headlines Friday by going local. Published January 6, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich campaigns at the Plymouth Senior Center on Thursday in Plymouth, N.H. With the New Hampshire GOP primary just days away on Jan. 10, the former House speaker is contrasting the front-runner's record with his own. (Associated Press)

Gingrich: Romney soft on left

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stepped up his attacks on rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, accusing the GOP presidential front-runner of "accommodating the left" and airing a new TV ad in New Hampshire that criticizes Mr. Romney by name. Published January 5, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left), accompanied by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, campaigns for the GOP presidential nomination at the Boys and Girls Club in Salem, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney calls Obama a ‘crony capitalist’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, seeking to solidify his status as the Republican presidential front-runner, criticized President Obama on Thursday as a "crony capitalist" who meddles recklessly with economic forces he doesn't understand. Published January 5, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left), accompanied by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, campaigns Jan. 4, 2012, during a town hall style meeting in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

McCain endorses 2008 rival Romney

Fresh from the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Sen. John McCain on Wednesday as he seeks a more convincing win in the New Hampshire primary. Published January 4, 2012

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, is followed by reporters after holding a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

House signs off on Senate plan for tax-cut extension

In a very public retreat, House Republican leaders late Thursday agreed to a two-month extension of payroll-tax cuts, a move that will prevent Social Security taxes from rising on millions of workers Jan. 1. Published December 22, 2011

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Dec. 22, 2011, about extending the payroll-tax cut during a briefing on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

McConnell calls on House GOP to relent on tax impasse

Underscoring the division among congressional Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday called on House Republicans to accept a two-month extension of payroll tax cuts and end the stalemate that would hike taxes for millions of workers on Jan. 1. Published December 22, 2011

President Obama waves to people gathered outside in the rain as he shops for Christmas gifts Wednesday in Alexandria. The president's spokesman said Mr. Obama's assertion that he ranked among the greatest presidents was taken out of context. (Associated Press)

White House hedges on ‘4th-best’ president claim

Facing widespread ridicule for President Obama's description of himself as at least the fourth-best president in history, the White House on Wednesday tried to qualify his assessment as based in part on the "volume" of his achievements. Published December 21, 2011

President Obama and his dog, Bo, visit with a poodle named Cinnamon as they check out at a PetSmart store in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama goes shopping with first dog Bo

President Obama, who has been criticizing House Republicans for risking a tax increase that would cost the average American worker $40 per week, went out and spent $41 on his dog Wednesday. Published December 21, 2011

New polls find uptick in Obama approval

President Obama's job-approval rating has improved in several polls released this week, coinciding with his push for policies that he says will help the middle class. Published December 20, 2011

** FILE ** President Obama, speaking at a briefing at the White House on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, said a "faction" of House Republicans is refusing to vote on a Senate bill that would extend a payroll-tax cut for two months. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**

Obama slams House GOP over tax impasse

Hours after the House rejected the Senate's bill for a two-month extension of payroll-tax cuts, President Obama on Tuesday accused House Republican leaders of playing politics and blamed them for what he said would be an impending tax increase on 160 million Americans. Published December 20, 2011

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily briefing on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in the White House's Brady Briefing Room in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

White House monitoring North Korean situation

The White House said Monday it has "no new concerns" about North Korea's leadership after the death of dictator Kim Jong-il, but a spokesman for President Obama said he is "closely monitoring events." Published December 19, 2011

President Obama speaks on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, during the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism at National Harbor in Oxon Hill. (Associated Press)

Obama: Women can make world more peaceful

Two days after ending the war in Iraq, President Obama on Monday issued a "national action plan" aimed at giving women a bigger role in resolving conflicts around the world. Published December 19, 2011

President Obama speaks on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, during the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism at National Harbor in Oxon Hill. (Associated Press)

Senate GOP likely to rebuff Obama’s labor board picks

Senate Republicans appear likely to block confirmation of President Obama's two latest nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, which is increasingly under fire for being too friendly to unions. Published December 16, 2011

President Barack Obama walks across Pennsylvania Avenue from Blair House to the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, after visiting a holiday party. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House: GOP ‘playing politics’ with pipeline

The White House Friday blasted House Republicans for "playing politics" with a new proposal that ties an extension of payroll tax cuts to the approval of a massive new oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Published December 9, 2011