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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

White House Press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Earnest spoke about French President Francois Hollande's agreement to provide air supporter in Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: U.S. troops in Iraq will shoot back if fired upon

President Obama expects U.S. troops to return fire if Islamic State militants shoot at them, the White House said Thursday, as new questions surfaced about the president's direct role in dictating the rules of engagement in the war in Iraq and Syria. Published September 18, 2014

President Barack Obama greets members of the military upon his arrival on Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama will spend the night in Tampa and tomorrow morning he will receive a briefing at US Central Command about the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama tells troops no ground war in Iraq

Contradicting comments from his top military advisers, President Obama told U.S. troops Wednesday that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Published September 17, 2014

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama sends 3,000 troops to fight 'out of control' Ebola in Africa

Amid dire warnings from medical professionals and frantic calls from Congress for greater U.S. intervention, President Obama said Tuesday he'll deploy 3,000 American troops to combat an African Ebola outbreak that he says is "spiraling out of control." Published September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

President Obama announced Tuesday a major increase in the U.S. response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the deployment of 3,000 American troops to build treatment centers. Published September 16, 2014

Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws

Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. Published September 15, 2014

"We don't have that data," White House press secretary Jay Carney says, echoing others, including the president, who don't know how many people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

Jay Carney's son entertains White House staffers with rock band

Hugo Carney, the 12-year-old son of former White House press secretary Jay Carney, brought his boy rock band to the South Lawn of the White House on Monday for a concert as President Obama hosted administration staffers at a party. Published September 15, 2014

Secretary of State John F. Kerry is trying to broker a power-sharing deal between Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani (right). The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to rebuild Afghanistan, which is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Additional U.S. dollars could be wasted through poor planning and the influence of drug trafficking. (Associated Press)

U.S. on long-term track to waste billions of dollars in Afghanistan

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama used the occasion last week to remind Americans that "our combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end" in three months. But the cost to U.S. taxpayers for reconstruction in Afghanistan will continue. Published September 14, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Lifegiving Trinity Church in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia will develop an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the U.S. and NATO. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions

The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow's continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. Published September 12, 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question on the administration strategy to combat the Islamic State group during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Despite Obama's caution, spokesman says it's war

While President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry have avoided using the term "war" to describe the escalation of U.S. military action against Islamic State terrorists, administration aides acknowledged Friday that the U.S. is engaged in a war. Published September 12, 2014

Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah (left) and Secretary of State John F. Kerry at met with Mideast allies and asked what support they can to give to the U.S. plan to combat the Islamic State group. (Associated Press)

Arab coalition behind Obama not quite clear

President Obama's plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists contains weak links, from the unreliable Syrian rebels who must do the fighting on the ground to suspicion in key Arab states that Mr. Obama lacks the resolve for a long-term campaign, analysts said Thursday. Published September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, first lady, Biden observe 9/11 anniversary

A day after renewing America's war on terrorism, President Obama marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Thursday by saying the country has prevailed over jihadis who "conspired to break us." Published September 11, 2014

President Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

2 years after withdrawal, Obama makes case for new military action in Iraq

President Obama announced an escalation of the war against Islamic State terrorists Wednesday night with plans to intensify airstrikes in Iraq, send more U.S. military advisers to Baghdad, provide arms to Syrian rebels and likely expand airstrikes into Syria. Published September 10, 2014

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has predicted the 2014 midterm elections will be unpleasant for Democrats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Former Obama spokesman Jay Carney hired by CNN

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has landed a job at CNN and will cover the president's prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night. Published September 10, 2014