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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

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife, Callista, speaks Jan. 31, 2012, during a Florida Republican presidential primary night rally in Orlando, Fla. (Associated Press)

Deluge of ‘baggage’ ads helps sink Gingrich in Florida

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich saw the momentum of his South Carolina victory vanish in Florida, where he faced a more diverse electorate and an overwhelming blitz of negative advertising from rival Mitt Romney. Published January 31, 2012

President Obama

Obama enters job fray during online town hall

The live video chat from the White House Monday night was billed as a chance for regular people to "hang out" with President Obama, but at times it sounded like he was running an employment agency. Published January 30, 2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes a point to President Obama upon his arrival Wednesday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Mrs. Brewer said he took issue with a passage in her book that described an encounter in an unflattering manner. (Associated Press)

Arizona tarmac tiff trips Obama campaign

President Obama chose an unusual way to begin the campaign year in Arizona, where he hopes to reverse Democrats' losing streak — by getting into a highly public confrontation with the state's Republican governor. Published January 26, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Listening in back are Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) and House Speaker John A. Boehner. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

State of the debt neglected in Obama speech

Deficit hawks are criticizing President Obama, who spent much of last year locked in acrimonious talks with Republicans over how to trim the $15 trillion federal debt, for all but ignoring the fiscal crisis in his election-year State of the Union address. Published January 25, 2012


Buffett would profit from Keystone cancellation

Warren Buffett, whom President Obama likes to cite as a fair-minded billionaire while arguing for higher taxes on the wealthy, stands to benefit from the president's decision to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. Published January 24, 2012

**FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

GOP advertisement slams Obama’s economic record

Setting a bleak table for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, the Republican National Committee launched a TV ad in three battleground states accusing the president of a failed economic record. Published January 24, 2012

President Obama speaks Jan. 19, 2012, about a new strategy to boost tourism and travel during a visit to the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama’s State of the Union will reflect state of the election

Anyone wondering whether President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday will focus more on policy or the politics of his re-election should consider the trip he has planned immediately afterward: visits to five battleground states in three days. Published January 22, 2012

President Obama greets guests Jan. 19, 2012, after speaking at the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Associated Press)

Obama visits Florida, relaxes travel restrictions

Visiting a tourism-dependent state that is crucial to his reelection hopes, President Obama announced in Florida Thursday that he is easing travel restrictions on foreign citizens who want to come to the U.S. Published January 19, 2012

**FILE** The empty parking lot of bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra is seen in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama’s first ad defends failed Solyndra deal

President Obama's first campaign advertisement pushes back against criticism of the federal loan guarantee for solar panel maker Solyndra and praises his energy record, even as condemnation mounts over his rejection of a $7 billion oil pipeline. Published January 19, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, during a forum on jobs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Republicans fume as Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

In an election-year decision that divided the Democrats' twin pillars of big labor and environmentalists, the Obama administration Wednesday rejected the proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would provide up to 20,000 jobs on a project stretching from Canada to the Texas coast. Published January 18, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama sits with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley while meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on Jan. 17, 2012, in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama advisers push oil pipelines for jobs

President Obama's jobs council endorsed a wide range of pro-growth proposals Tuesday that includes building oil pipelines and expanding drilling in the U.S., steps that House Republicans promptly noted are being blocked by Senate Democrats. Published January 17, 2012

White House press secretary Jay Carney gives his daily briefing on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

White House slams Gingrich over food stamp moniker

The White House struck back Tuesday at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, saying more people in America are on food stamps under President Obama because of policies promoted by Mr. Gingrich and other Republican leaders. Published January 17, 2012

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia are greeted Jan. 16, 2012, by Paul F. Bliss, president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area as they participate in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (Associated Press)

On King’s day, Obama issues call for service

As he helped spruce up a school in D.C. to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama said Monday the true meaning of a quote that's being revised on the city's new King memorial is that everyone can work for social justice. Published January 16, 2012

** FILE ** U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue listens to a question after his State of American Business address on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

Chamber chief critical of Obama’s jobs agenda

In his annual speech on the state of American business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue criticized President Obama for a weak election-year economic agenda and an "avalanche" of new regulations. Published January 12, 2012

** FILE ** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters at the Romney for President New Hampshire primary night rally at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Behind Mr. Romney are his sons Tagg (left) and Craig and his wife, Ann. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Romney wins New Hampshire, Paul second

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday night, overcoming charges by his conservative Republican rivals that he is a political moderate and a corporate raider to capture a double-digit victory in New Hampshire. Published January 10, 2012

Dixville Notch, N.H., residents (from left) Tanner Tillotson, Peter Johnson and Jacques Couture wait on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Balsams Grand Resort for the stoke of midnight to cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Voters in N.H. head to the polls

New Hampshire voters began casting their ballots at schools and churches Tuesday in the nation's first presidential primary as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich kept up his attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner. Published January 10, 2012