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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

U.S. counterterrorism officials say efforts to use social media to spy on the Islamic State have been thwarted by Twitter's crackdown on ISIL tweets. (Associated Press)

Terror alert rises for Islamic State plots against West

As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria against terrorists of the Islamic State, the British government issued an urgent appeal to the public Tuesday to help police identify "aspiring terrorists" who may be preparing to strike the West. Published August 26, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Going it alone: Obama may bypass Congress on Syria airstrikes

The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t necessarily seek congressional approval for airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State, while Syria warned the U.S. it would consider any unilateral attack an act of “aggression.” Published August 25, 2014

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released. (AP Photo)

Kidnapped American journalist freed in Syria

A U.S. journalist held hostage for nearly two years by al Qaeda's branch in Syria was freed Sunday, turned over to U.N. peacekeepers less than a week after another American was executed by a rival terrorist group. Published August 24, 2014

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda (left), unveils a stone during a ceremony naming Antigua's highest mountain "Mount Obama." The president's name has also been lent in rechristenings at other places around the globe. (Associated Press)

Monuments to Obama raise some hackles

Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president's name on a recreation center. Published August 21, 2014

In this image taken Saturday Aug 16, 2014  humanitarian aid is  unloaded at a warehouse in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, Aug. 16, 2014  to later be distributed to the locals in the conflict zones, and in towns in Luhansk region that have been recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.  After months of rebel occupation and weeks of Ukrainian liberation, the residents of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region a shell-shocked border town say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives _ but fear the return of war to their doorstep.(AP Photo/Vitnija Saldava)

White House salutes humanitarian workers

The White House marked World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday by noting that 460 aid workers were the victims of violence in 30 countries last year. Published August 19, 2014

FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki resigns as prime minister amid chaos

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stepped down Thursday, ending a stalemate that had worsened Baghdad's political chaos in recent weeks and crippled the nation's ability to quell a surge of extremist Sunni militants. Published August 14, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: U.S. broke militants' siege on Iraq's Mount Sinjar

President Obama declared Thursday that U.S. forces have broken the siege by Islamist militants against ethnic minorities seeking refuge on a mountain in northern Iraq, and said it won't be necessary to conduct a rescue operation. Published August 14, 2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama decries excessive force against Missouri police shooting protesters

President Obama stepped into a racially charged police shooting in Missouri on Thursday, calling on local police to show restraint with demonstrators as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. criticized the authorities' military-style tactics and Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state police to take over security in the roiling town of Ferguson. Published August 14, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a press conference with Australia's Defense Minister David Johnston in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Hagel is in Australia along with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for talks with government officials as part of the annual Australia-United States Ministerial talks.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

Obama sends 130 ground troops to Iraq to assist trapped Yazidis

Escalating his week-old military mission in Iraq, President Obama ordered about 130 U.S. ground troops to scout escape routes for Iraqis trapped on a mountain by Islamist extremists, and the White House on Wednesday didn't rule out sending a larger ground force to rescue the refugees. Published August 13, 2014

**FILE** CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks in Washington on March 11, 2014. (Associated Press)

Obama administration caught off guard by Islamist threat in Iraq

The White House is facing questions about whether it underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq after the surfacing of a 2011 speech by John O. Brennan, then President Obama's counterterrorism chief and now CIA director, who dismissed the danger of an Islamic caliphate as "absurd." Published August 13, 2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, Shiite lawmaker and Deputy Parliament Speaker Haider al-Abadi speaks to the media after an Iraqi parliament session in Baghdad.  On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Iraq's largest coalition of Shiite political parties chose al-Ibadi to be its candidate to lead the government in a major defeat for incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki just hours after he declared himself the rightful candidate and put troops on the street. Critics say the Shiite al-Maliki contributed to the crisis by monopolizing power and pursuing a sectarian agenda that alienated the country's Sunni and Kurdish minorities. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Obama, Iran endorse Iraq's prime minister-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate won pledges of extra military and economic support from the Obama administration Tuesday. Iran also endorsed the nominee, who called for an end to the sectarian feuds that have allowed Islamist militants to seize one-third of the country. Published August 12, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, after criticizing President Obama's foreign policy, said through a spokesman Tuesday that she looks forward to "hugging it out" with the president at a party Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Hillary plans on 'hugging it out' to smooth over differences with Obama

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, widely viewed as having criticized President Obama's foreign policy to further her own political ambitions, said through a spokesman Tuesday that she looks forward to "hugging it out" with the president at a party Wednesday. Published August 12, 2014

A makeshift memorial sits in the middle of the street where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday whose death stirred unrest in a St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Obama calls for peace after Mo. police shooting

Much as he did in the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, President Obama appealed for calm Tuesday in the shooting death of a black, unarmed Missouri teenager by police. Published August 12, 2014