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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

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President Obama is in the process of finalizing the number of troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, according to a spokesman.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

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