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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Hollywood weak, Boston strong

President Obama said Friday that the U.S. will retaliate against North Korea for its cyberattack against Sony Pictures, and he thinks the movie studio "made a mistake" by canceling the release of a movie in response to the hacking. Published December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Most black people don't use racism as an excuse

Before flying off to Hawaii for a two-week vacation, President Obama said Friday that most "good" blacks understand America's history of slavery and segregation isn't an excuse for their current challenges. Published December 19, 2014

FBI formally blames North Korea in Sony hack

The FBI said Friday that North Korea is responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures that led the studio to cancel the release of a movie. Published December 19, 2014

This image released by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview."  Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the hacking scandal that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks.   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Obama officials screened 'The Interview' before cyberattacks on Sony

The White House acknowledged Thursday that Obama administration officials screened a rough cut of the Sony Pictures movie that spawned a cyberattack, and they raised no objections to the film depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Published December 18, 2014

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens to questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

John McCain blames Obama for lax cybersecurity in Sony hack attack

Critics said Thursday that Sony Pictures' decision to cancel a movie release in the face of cyberattacks directed by North Korea will encourage more costly attacks, and a top Senate Republican laid the blame squarely on the Obama administration. Published December 18, 2014

President Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. (Associated Press)

Obama pardons 12, commutes drug sentences

President Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses, and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. Published December 17, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after accepting the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award during a ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Hillary Clinton wants to go to Cuba

The White House wouldn't say Wednesday whether President Obama will go to Cuba, but former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on record as hoping to go. Published December 17, 2014

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, offered muted protest when President Obama declared Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration indefinitely. "It is incredibly frustrating that this administration looks at Alaska ... and decides that conservation is our most pressing need," she said. (Associated Press)

Obama makes Alaska's Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration

President Obama declared a swath of Alaskan coastline off-limits to oil and gas leasing Tuesday, in a move the White House said would protect fisheries and wildlife but which brought a muted complaint from the state's Republican senator over how the decision was made. Published December 16, 2014