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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

President Barack Obama pauses in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, after signing a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug dealers

President Obama commuted the prison sentences Wednesday of 22 people convicted of drug dealing, mostly crack cocaine, including some who were caught selling in school zones. Published March 31, 2015

President Obama (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama vetoes NLRB legislation

President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called "ambush" union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January. Published March 31, 2015

President Barack Obama listens as he is introduced by Rear Adm. Scott Giberson, Assistant U.S. Surgeon General and Public Health Service (PHS) Commander of Commissioned Corps Ebola Response in West Africa, before speaking about the Ebola outbreak response by the U.S. in West Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex in Washington. Obama plans to withdraw most US military troops fighting Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Obama supports reduction in military retirement pay

President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service. Published March 30, 2015

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said, "A handful of people are trying to decide to very badly damage or possibly destroy the Trump presidency." (Associated Press/File)

Glenn Beck accuses Grover Norquist of ties to Islamists

Longtime Republican Party icon Grover Norquist defended himself Thursday on an hourlong television show against accusations by conservatives that he has ties to people who've worked for Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Published March 26, 2015

President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 26, 2015, to board Marine One on the South Lawn for a short trip to Andrews Air Force base Md., before traveling to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham to speak about the economy. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama pushing new rules on payday loan industry

President Obama will push for new regulations on the $46 billion payday loan industry Thursday and will criticize congressional Republicans for trying to undermine the federal agency that enforces consumer laws. Published March 26, 2015

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 9, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA director's relocation bonus far above average

The $288,000 relocation bonus paid to Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Director Diana Rubens was about $275,000 more than the agency's average relocation award, The Washington Times has learned. Published March 26, 2015

Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat said of the Medicare language, "is it as severe as the provision in the trafficking bill? No, so we'll see where we come out." The Medicare bill would repeal an outdated budget tool that Congress overrides each year, anyway, through a so-called "doc fix," even when the formula calls for a cut to doctors' pay. (Associated Press)

Democrats may not sink House bill on doctors' pay

Senate Democrats said Wednesday there is daylight between a pro-life provision they opposed in an anti-trafficking bill and abortion language tucked into a House deal to overhaul Medicare, signaling their objections may not torpedo long-sought reforms to how the health program pays doctors. Published March 25, 2015

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadn't yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing active-duty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decade-long American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Philly VA director got $288K 'relocation' bonus

The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Wednesday that it paid a senior manager $288,000 in "relocation payments" when it reassigned her from Washington last year to become director of the agency's problem-riddled Philadelphia office. Published March 25, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine, 4, left, and Caroline, 6, right, wave on stage after he announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House welcomes Ted Cruz to Obamacare

The White House said Wednesday that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a big opponent of Obamacare, will learn to enjoy the benefits of the program. Published March 25, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Obama signals he'll sign bill on Medicare payments to doctors

President Obama signaled Wednesday that he'll likely sign a bill that would resolve the annual threat of cuts in Medicare payments to physicians while also including abortion restrictions that are opposed by some women's groups. Published March 25, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday March 25, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama taunts Republican critics on 5th anniversary of Obamacare: 'It's working'

On the fifth anniversary of Obamacare, after the botched website rollout, the infamous broken promise about keeping your health care plan if you like it, the staggering midterm election losses for Democrats and persistent doubts among consumers, President Obama had a proud message for his critics Wednesday: I told you so. Published March 25, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bobby Jindal blasts new FEMA rule on climate change

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday blasted the Obama administration's new rule that could make it harder for governors who deny climate change to obtain emergency preparedness funding from Washington. Published March 24, 2015