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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: ‘No safe haven anywhere’ for terror

At the swearing-in of a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Obama said the death Friday of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen shows the terror network "will find no safe haven anywhere in the world." Published September 30, 2011

President Obama delivers his remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's awards dinner in Washington on Saturday. "I expect all of you to march with me and press on," Mr. Obama said. "Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying." (Associated Press)

Obama dismisses claims of racial slur on ‘slippers’

Facing an uproar from President Obama's most loyal base of supporters, the White House on Thursday rejected claims that Mr. Obama stereotyped blacks when he told them to "take off your bedroom slippers" and work for his re-election. Published September 29, 2011

President Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left), delivers his back-to school speech on Sept. 28, 2011, at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in D.C. (Associated Press)

Obama defends handling of illegal immigration

President Obama told a largely Latino audience Wednesday that his administration has not become more aggressive in deporting illegal immigrants, despite statistics to the contrary that he calls misleading. Published September 28, 2011

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) introduces President Obama at a Democratic fundraiser at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Heckler calls Obama ‘the Antichrist’ at L.A. fundraiser

A heckler apparently angry about President Obama's policy toward gays in the military called Mr. Obama "the Antichrist" at a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Monday night before security dragged the man out. Published September 27, 2011

President Obama gestures Sept. 26, 2011, during a LinkedIn town hall at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (Associated Press)

Tax me more, millionaire tells Obama

At an online town hall meeting Monday, President Obama called on a wealthy audience member who had a question that was music to the president's ears: "Would you please raise my taxes?" Published September 26, 2011

Marine awarded Medal of Honor

A retired Marine corporal who was wounded in Afghanistan while rescuing 36 fellow Marines and soldiers from an ambush was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, Thursday at the White House by President Obama. Published September 15, 2011

President Obama looks up into the audience after speaking Sept. 14, 2011, about his American Jobs Act legislation at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. (Associated Press)

Obama’s a flop in states he flipped in 2008

Dismal new poll numbers for President Obama in Virginia and North Carolina underscore a growing danger to his 2012 re-election hopes — his job-approval ratings have dropped below 50 percent in all of the key states that he "flipped" from the Republicans in 2008. Published September 15, 2011

Pennsylvania GOP looks to split electoral votes

Pennsylvania state Republican leaders are pushing to switch from the state's winner-take-all system in presidential elections to a format that would award electoral votes based on the winner of each of the state's 18 individual congressional districts. Published September 15, 2011

President Obama addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 34th Annual Awards Gala in Washington on Sept. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama targets Republicans for blocking Dream Act

President Obama told an Hispanic audience Wednesday night he will do "everything in my power" to enact the Dream Act, which would prevent the deportation of illegal immigrants studying at American colleges or having served in the military. Published September 14, 2011

White House touts new anti-waste effort

While a deficit supercommittee in Congress works to cut trillions of dollars, Vice President Joseph R. Biden is touting his efforts to find $1 billion in wasteful government spending here and there. Published September 14, 2011

Obama seeks public pressure on lawmakers to pass jobs bill

President Obama took his campaign for a second stimulus bill and higher taxes Tuesday to the home state of Speaker John A. Boehner, urging Ohioans to tell Republican lawmakers to "stop worrying about their jobs and start worrying about your jobs." Published September 13, 2011

Obama: ‘Politics’ impeding jobs plan

President Obama warned Americans on Monday that politics was "stopping" his $447 billion jobs plan, saying so hours before he even sent the legislation laden with tax increases to Congress. Published September 12, 2011

President Obama lays a wreath as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks are observed at the Pentagon in Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. At right is Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, Bush and Clinton lead U.S. in 9/11 tributes

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama led the nation Sunday in a full day of commemoration by honoring the nearly 3,000 victims in services in New York City, Pennsylvania and the nation's capital. Published September 11, 2011

President Obama speaks in the East Room the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama faces skeptics in 3rd try for jobs

President Obama will reveal his latest jobs plan Thursday night in a high-stakes speech to a joint session of Congress, facing Republicans opposed to more deficit spending and voters who increasingly don't trust him to fix the economy. Published September 7, 2011

Obama halts EPA air-quality regulations

President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency Friday to shelve proposed regulations for new air-quality standards, citing the potential impact on the weak economy. Published September 2, 2011

White House press secretary Jay Carney responds during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 1, 2011, to questions about the flap over the timing of President Obama's address to Congress next week. (Associated Press)

Flap over Obama’s speech date and time settled

The White House dismissed Thursday the flap about the date of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress as irrelevant "political gamesmanship," even as some Democrats said the president's advisers mishandled the episode. Published September 1, 2011