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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

"If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more 'Made in America' goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win," said President Obama, insisting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the middle class. (Associated Press)

Obama hails Trans-Pacific Partnership amid bipartisan skepticism

The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a sweeping free trade agreement Monday to cover 40 percent of the world's economy, sparking skepticism among the administration's scarce Republican allies in Congress and intensifying calls by liberals for Hillary Rodham Clinton to take a stand against the pact. Published October 5, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Negotiators reach deal on Asia free-trade pact

A dozen Pacific-rim nations including the U.S. and Japan agreed early Monday to a massive free-trade pact that would cut trade barriers and set new labor and environmental standards, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical Congress. Published October 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he prepares to answer a question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says Russian military entering 'quagmire' in Syria

Responding to Russia's military intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama said Friday that Moscow is likely to get bogged down in a "quagmire" in the country's civil war. Published October 2, 2015

President Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 2, 2015, to announce that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan will be returning to Chicago and Obama has appointed senior Education Department official, John King Jr., to oversee the Education Department. (Associated Press)

Obama vows no more short-term budget measures

President Obama warned Congress Friday that he won't sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the government running when the current measure expires in December. Published October 2, 2015

Smoke rises after airstrikes in western Syria in this image by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified by AP reporting. (Associated Press)

Russia airstrikes in Syria alarm Obama critics

Russia followed its launch of airstrikes in Syria with a call Wednesday for the world to unite and form a coalition in the fight against terrorist groups, raising concerns that the Obama administration was caught flatfooted and prompting calls for President Obama to "wake up" and reassert American leadership in the Middle East. Published September 30, 2015

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during remarks of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Associated Press.

McCain urges Obama to 'wake up' as Russia begins airstrikes in Syria

Sen. John McCain urged President Obama Wednesday to "wake up" and reassert American leadership in the Middle East, following reports that Russian military jets carried out their first airstrikes in support of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Published September 30, 2015

A Secret Service agent straightens the Papal flag on a motorcade vehicle prior to Pope Francis departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in  Washington, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama praises Secret Service for protecting Pope Francis

President Obama offered rare praise for the Secret Service Tuesday, saying agents worked "flawlessly" in protecting Pope Francis and other world leaders who visited the U.S. during the past week. Published September 29, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin head into a bilateral meeting Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Obama stands up to Putin, rejects Russian's strategy against ISIS in Syria

A day after tangling with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria, President Obama said Tuesday that he is leading a "global movement" to defeat the Islamic State with a strategy that includes replacing Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is receiving more military aid from Moscow. Published September 29, 2015

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Watchdog finds padding in VA's employee relocations, salaries

A government watchdog said Monday that the Veterans Affairs department routinely wasted taxpayer money in promoting and transferring senior executives, spending $1.3 million to relocate just 22 employees over a three-year period. Published September 28, 2015

Pope Francis acknowledges faithful as he parades on his way to celebrate Mass Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) **FILE**

Pope Francis: 'God weeps' for sex abuse victims

Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass Sunday to wrap up his six-day visit to the U.S., just hours after taking the dramatic step of meeting with survivors of clergy sexual abuse and promising to hold accountable those responsible for the church scandal. Published September 27, 2015