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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

Smoke still rises from a destroyed house that was damaged in Saturday's shelling in the  Vostochniy district of Mariupol, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April 2014, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Black Sea still controlled by Ukrainian forces, has been a symbolic bulwark against the separatist advance that if captured by the rebels would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday's attack.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting

The Obama administration condemned new attacks by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine Thursday, and the European Union extended sanctions against Moscow and its allies because of the continued fighting. Published January 29, 2015

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 27, it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Obama made the proposal as part of his State of the Union address. It was part of Obama's plan to consolidate and simplify a sometimes confusing array of tax breaks for college students. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

White House backs off plan to tax college savings

Republicans scored one of their first victories of the new Congress on Tuesday when the White House signaled it was abandoning a plan that would have raised taxes on a popular college-savings plan. Published January 27, 2015

FILE- This file photo taken April 12, 2005 shows the oil platform Gilda is seen in federal waters in the Santa Barbara Channel off Ventura, Calif. The California Coastal Commission met on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 to get an update on offshore hydraulic fracturing, which has occurred at least a dozen times in federal waters since the 1990s. The contested practice involves injecting large amounts of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations to release oil. (AP Photo/The Santa Barbara News-Press, Steve Malone, file)

Obama wants to drill, baby, drill!

The Obama administration proposed Tuesday to open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling from Virginia to Georgia. Published January 27, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, to preside over India's annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Obama treated to Russian tanks at India parade

Just a day after agreeing to strengthen military ties with India, President Obama watched Russian military hardware on display Monday at India's annual Republic Day parade. Published January 26, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, smile as they talk during a reception in the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Green growth will help India's middle class

President Obama cautioned Indian and U.S. business executives Monday that increasing economic growth must benefit India's middle class while adhering to clean-energy standards. Published January 26, 2015

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit for tea after a stroll in the gardens of Hyderabad House, where the leaders held their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India) INDIA OUT

U.S., India reach agreement on nuclear power

President Obama announced a tentative agreement Sunday with India's prime minister to open the country to U.S. firms investing in commercial nuclear power, a step that they said underscores improved bilateral relations. Published January 25, 2015

In this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool, File)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died at the age of 90, the nation's state-run television station confirmed Thursday. Published January 22, 2015

President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 1, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during Washington trip

President Obama won't meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March the invitation of Republican leaders, the White House said Thursday. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama visits with 3- to 5-year-olds at the Community Children's Center in Lawrence, Kansas, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, before speaking about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama discusses bias with preschoolers in Kansas

Discussing a children's book about discrimination, President Obama told a group of preschoolers Thursday that his job would be a lot easier if some Americans didn't feel superior to others. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the University of Kansas Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas. Obama was speaking  about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama 'deeply committed' to preserving abortion rights

On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, President Obama said Thursday that he is "deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right" of abortion, and he criticized pro-life legislation approved by the House. Published January 22, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks to a capacity crowd at Boise State University during a visit to Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Left slams Obama’s call for fast-track trade pact

House Democrats mobilized Wednesday in opposition to President Obama's call for legislation that would make it easier for him to negotiate free-trade agreements, one of the few areas of potential compromise between the White House and Republican lawmakers. Published January 21, 2015

American pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (American Center for Law and Justice)

Obama to meet with family of pastor jailed in Iran

Relatives of an American pastor jailed in Iran for more than two years say they will meet with President Obama Wednesday during the president's trip to Idaho, according to an advocacy group representing the family. Published January 21, 2015

President Obama, greeting Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. before delivering his the State of the Union address, as a member of the Senate in 2005 voted against confirming the justice who would deliver the decisive vote in favor of his health care act. (Associated Press)

Obama assails Supreme Court

A day after snubbing liberal activists who were pushing for tougher campaign-finance regulations, President Obama took a swipe at the Supreme Court Wednesday for its "wrong" ruling five years ago on the issue. Published January 21, 2015