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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

First lady joins President Obama on jobs tour

The White House deployed first lady Michelle Obama Wednesday in the president's campaign to promote his jobs bill, as the administration pressured Republican senators to approve incentives for businesses to hire more veterans. Published October 19, 2011

Obama nixes parley with ‘Occupy’ activists

President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip. Published October 18, 2011

President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall on Sunday. The president said that King's achievements did not come easily or swiftly, but added that the civil rights leader persevered and prevailed. (Associated Press)

Obama: MLK would have backed ‘Occupy’ protests

Drawing parallels between civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. and his own leadership challenges, President Obama on Sunday dedicated a memorial to King on the National Mall by saying King would have sympathized with activists demanding social justice from Wall Street. Published October 16, 2011

Obama vows to continue fight for jobs bill

President Obama vowed Wednesday he "will not take no for an answer" from Republican senators who stood unified against his $447 billion jobs bill, as Democratic leaders regrouped and moved forward with a Plan B. Published October 12, 2011

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok took off Tuesday for their five-day visit to the United States. (Associated Press)

South Korean visit offers rare bright spot for Obama

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front. Published October 11, 2011

Obama backs Holder, but hedges on ‘Fast and Furious’

President Obama said he has "complete confidence" in Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., although his response Thursday to a question about the "Fast and Furious" gun-running probe suggested something less than certainty about when Mr. Holder learned of the controversial program. Published October 6, 2011

The exterior of Bank of America bank is seen in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Bank of America has lost $7.65 billion during the third quarter due to a one-time charge related to credit and debit card reform legislation passed over the summer. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Obama backs off debit card fee complaint

Only two days after President Obama suggested the government could stop Bank of America from charging customers a $5 debit card fee, his spokesman said Wednesday the administration has no such plans to fight the fee. Published October 5, 2011

President Obama, while speaking at Eastfield College in Mesquite College, Texas, entreats Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. "Right now, he won't even let this jobs bill have a vote," the president said of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

Obama, Cantor spar over jobs-stimulus bill

Stepping up the partisan battle over his jobs bill, President Obama called on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday to hold a vote on the $447 billion plan, and Mr. Cantor's office replied that the president isn't providing "serious leadership." Published October 4, 2011

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Obama trade aide says Perry bid flaming out

An Obama administration official said Tuesday that the presidential candidacy of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is flaming out like a comet. Published October 4, 2011

‘Underdog’ Obama on attack against GOP

A newly combative President Obama engaged the Republican field of presidential candidates Monday, attacking them for pursuing failed policies even as Mr. Obama conceded to a TV interviewer that Americans aren't better off than they were four years ago. Published October 3, 2011

PUSHING FOR A VOTE: President Obama says he will personally appeal to congressional leaders in coming days to set a vote on his American Jobs Act. (Associated Press)

Obama signals impatience on jobs bill

President Obama said Monday he will personally lobby congressional leaders to hold a vote on his new jobs-stimulus proposal, but barely an hour later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor once again pronounced the legislation dead as written. Published October 3, 2011

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