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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 nixes ‘coconut bras’ for group photo op

President Obama was overheard joking with world leaders in his home state of Hawaii on Sunday that dressing them up in traditional Hawaiian garb for a group photograph would have been "embarrassing." Published November 13, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao appeared unmoved by President Obama's efforts to have China's monetary policy loosened, saying yuan exchange rates are not to blame for the U.S. trade deficit and weak job market, according to the Xinhua News Agency. (Associated Press)

Obama: China needs to play fair

A U.S.-backed initiative to create a Pacific free-trade bloc to counter China's economic power gained momentum at an international summit Sunday when Canada and Mexico said they want to join the fledgling partnership. Published November 13, 2011

Obama opens college hoops game on aircraft carrier

Speaking prior to the tip-off of the first-ever college basketball game on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, President Obama said Friday the U.S. needs to "turn our words into action" in support of military veterans. Published November 11, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a speech Thursday on the campus of the University of Hawaii. Mrs. Clinton is attending the APEC Summit this week in Honolulu. President Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, are hosting the gathering of 21 Asia-Pacific nations. (Associated Press)

Obama travels to Pacific Rim to refocus U.S. interests there

Departing Friday on a nine-day trip back to his boyhood roots in the Pacific Rim, President Obama will pursue what aides say is a long-range goal to fundamentally shift the focus of U.S. economic and military influence toward Asia. Published November 10, 2011

President Obama met with veterans Monday at the White House and spoke about how tax credits for businesses that hire veterans would encourage them to hire some of the 850,000 out of work. "If you can oversee a convoy or millions of dollars of assets in Iraq, you can help a business back home manage their supply chain or balance their books," he said. (Associated Press)

Senators agree on provision of jobs bill

The partisan fog stifling the Senate for most of this year lifted slightly Monday evening as senators signaled that they may finally have found a slim part of President Obama's jobs-stimulus plan they can agree to pass. Published November 7, 2011

President Obama greets veterans after talking about the American Jobs Act on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama touts jobs for unemployed veterans

President Obama accused Republican lawmakers Monday of abandoning unemployed veterans and challenged them to approve tax breaks for companies to hire vets. Published November 7, 2011

Obama ‘confident’ EU can steady economy

President Obama said Friday the world's 20 leading economies have "moved the ball forward" on Europe's debt crisis in spite of failing to agree on how to boost the International Monetary Fund's lending power for a potential rescue of nations in danger of default. Published November 4, 2011

President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy hug as they attend a French-U.S. alliance ceremony at the Cannes City Hall on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, after the end of the second day of the G-20 summit. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

Obama’s Sarkozy remark offends French

President Obama came, he saw, he insulted. "Obama insults Sarkozy," blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama's wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Published November 4, 2011

President Obama speaks about managing student debt during an event at the University of Colorado at Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A year left: Obama running against history

With Sunday marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election. Published November 3, 2011

President Obama (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy make statements to reporters at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Sarkozy asks Obama to help with debt crisis

President Obama was greeted at the G-20 summit in this seaside resort Thursday with a plea by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to get more involved in resolving Europe's spiraling debt crisis. Published November 3, 2011

President Obama implores Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act as he speaks on  Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, to a Washington audience that includes ironworkers and steamfitters at Georgetown Waterfront Park. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama calls for action by Congress on jobs bill

With yet another part of his jobs package on the line in Congress on Thursday, President Obama traveled across Washington on Wednesday to press his case — and claimed the support of the Almighty for his plans. Published November 2, 2011

With the Key Bridge and Potomac River as his backdrop, President Obama offers remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Obama: God wants people back at work

Urging Congress again to pass a portion of his jobs bill, President Obama claimed Wednesday that God is on his side. Published November 2, 2011

European woes will take G-20 spotlight off Obama

In a rare global summit where the U.S. leader is not the center of attention, President Obama leaves Wednesday evening for the Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, with a diminished international presence and an economic-growth message being drowned out by the scramble to deal with Europe's unresolved debt crisis. Published November 1, 2011

President Obama answers questions about the European debt deal as he meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas on Oct. 27, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama: U.S. growth key to global recovery

Setting the tone for his trip to the G-20 summit in France next week, President Obama said Friday the most important thing world leaders can do to boost the global economy is "to get the U.S. economy growing faster." Published October 28, 2011

Watchdog: Obama stretches truth on accomplishments

President Obama has taken to claiming at recent political rallies and fundraisers that he has fulfilled 60 percent of his campaign promises from 2008, but the scorecard of an independent arbiter suggests that Mr. Obama is grading himself on a generous curve. Published October 27, 2011

Obama campaign cashes in out West

President Obama topped 60 fundraisers for the year Tuesday night as he raked in more campaign cash from Hollywood elites and entertainers on a three-day swing through Western states. Published October 25, 2011

Obama campaign seizes on Iraq

It took President Obama's re-election campaign a little more than 24 hours to try to capitalize on the president's announcement that he is withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year. Published October 22, 2011

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, where he declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2012

President Obama declared Friday that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending talks for an extended deployment with Baghdad and ruling against the earlier advice of some senior military commanders who had recommended keeping several thousand troops there into 2012. Published October 21, 2011

White House backs Biden’s rape, murder remarks

The White House on Thursday defended Vice President Joseph R. Biden's rhetoric that more Americans will be raped and killed if Republican lawmakers reject part of President Obama's jobs bill that would pay for more police officers on the street. Published October 20, 2011