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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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Lackawanna College, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Donald Trump should receive real intelligence briefings: White House

The White House Thursday dismissed a call by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for the government to give "fake" intelligence briefings to Donald Trump, in the wake of the Republican nominee urging Russia to reveal whatever documents Moscow may have hacked from Hillary Clinton. Published July 28, 2016

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hold signs during a protest near City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Demonstrator catches fire during flag-burning at Democratic National Convention

While President Obama was speaking about an optimistic America Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, dozens of followers of Sen. Bernard Sanders were taken into custody by police outside the arena and one demonstrator accidentally set herself on fire during the burning of an American flag. Published July 28, 2016

President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd during the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

Obama passes baton to Clinton at DNC

President Obama bequeathed his hope-and-change coalition to Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying the woman who was once his opponent, then his top diplomat, and now his best hope for a lasting legacy is better qualified than any other candidate in history to occupy the White House. Published July 27, 2016

"I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one," Michael Bloomberg, an independent, said at the Democratic National Convention. "Trump is a risky, reckless, and radical choice and we can't afford to make that choice." (Associated Press)

Michael Bloomberg: Donald Trump a 'con man'

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday night that Donald Trump is a "con man," telling Democrats "God help us" if the Republican nominee runs the U.S. government like he runs his business empire. Published July 27, 2016

In remarks prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention, Mr. Obama will praise his former secretary of State as having the experience and qualifications to shoulder the burdens of the office as the first female president. (Associated Press)

Obama consoles Merkel over violence in Germany

President Obama expressed condolences Wednesday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over recent terrorist attacks and other violence in southern Germany. Published July 27, 2016

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge orders Hinckley's release

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered that John Hinckley Jr. is no longer a danger 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, and can be granted full-time release from the Southeast Washington psychiatric hospital where he has been treated for the last three decades. Published July 27, 2016

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrive at a campaign at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama is spending the afternoon campaigning for Clinton. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Obama says GOP 'not fair' to Clinton on email scandal

President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans are being unfair with their "troubling" accusations that Hillary Clinton committed crimes by jeopardizing national security with her private email server. Published July 27, 2016

President Obama's speech Wednesday night to the Democratic National Convention is evoking some nostalgia for the fiery young state senator who broke into the national spotlight with his famous "red state, blue state" speech at the 2004 convention in Boston. (Associated Press)

Obama to tap Democratic nostalgia in bid to sell Clinton to divided party

As President Obama prepares to address Democrats in the forum that first brought him to the nation's attention, he is leaving behind a mix of praise and bitterness for his presidency and rising concern among liberals that Hillary Clinton can't capture their hearts like he once did. Published July 26, 2016

"I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters," Michelle Obama said. "I am here tonight because I know that is the kind of president Hillary Clinton will be. And that is why, in this election, I'm with her." (Associated Press)

Michelle Obama praises Hillary Clinton's 'guts and grace'

First lady Michelle Obama gave a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president Monday night, telling delegates at the Democratic National convention that Mrs. Clinton has "the guts and grace to keep coming back." Published July 25, 2016

Michigan delegates didn't have to utter a word Monday to express their feelings about the Democratic presidential contest. Despite calls for party unity, Hillary Clinton backers engaged in a war of words with supporters of rival Bernard Sanders. (Associated Press photographs)

Democrats' party unity hopes fade at convention's opening gavel

Democrats gaveled in their presidential convention Monday desperately trying to stitch together a semblance of unity amid an ongoing rebellion by the party's left flank, furious at what it sees as a rigged process that produced Hillary Clinton as the nominee. Published July 25, 2016

Demonstrators make their way around downtown, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. On Sunday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

White House insists Democrats are unified

The White House showed Monday how heavily President Obama is depending on Sen. Bernard Sanders -- a socialist who isn't even a member of the Democratic Party -- to hold Democrats together as they prepare to nominate Hillary Clinton. Published July 25, 2016