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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

** FILE ** President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama to urge adults to mentor black and Hispanic boys

President Obama will call on all American adults Friday to make a long-term commitment to mentoring black and Hispanic boys as part of his initiative to help young men of color succeed in school. Published May 30, 2014

In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams during an NBC Exclusive interview. (AP Photo/NBC News)

Snowden email contradicts whistleblower claim, Democrats say

The Obama administration and its Democratic allies released an email from fugitive spy agency contractor Edward Snowden Thursday to refute his claim that he raised concerns internally about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program. Published May 29, 2014

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the change Saturday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Obama won't commit to Shinseki, White House says

The White House refused to say Thursday that President Obama still has confidence in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the wake of a new report that shows health care was delayed for 1,700 veterans in Phoenix. Published May 29, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. In a broad defense of his foreign policy, the president declared  that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Obama trying hard to reverse economic slide: White House

President Obama's top economic adviser said Thursday that the president "will do everything he can" to improve the economy in light of a revised government report showing a steeper slowdown in the first quarter. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** In this May 31, 2009, pool file photo reviewed by the U.S. military and shot through a window, a guard wearing a protective face mask speaks with a detainee through a fence as another paces inside the exercise yard at Camp five detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)

Obama: Must close Gitmo before I leave office

President Obama said Thursday he's still determined to close the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his presidency. Published May 29, 2014

The next steps: President Obama wants to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after military operations formally end this year, part of his plan of "finishing the job we started." Meanwhile, he will send military advisers to Syria. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama extends Afghan war, eyes Syria: 'Harder to end wars than begin them'

Declaring a "new chapter in American foreign policy," President Obama announced Tuesday that he will bring home all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, even as he readies a plan to send more military advisers to train rebels in Syria's brutal civil war. Published May 27, 2014

Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko gestures, during a press conference, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 26, 2014.  The leader of the Ukrainian presidential race, Pyotr Poroshenko, does not intend to stop the use of force in the southeast of the country. He made this statement at a news conference on Monday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Obama congratulates new Ukrainian president

President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine Tuesday to congratulate him on his victory and offer the "full support" of the U.S. Published May 27, 2014

FILE - This May 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Senior U.S. administration officials say President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year. Nearly all of those forces are to be out by the end of 2016, as Obama finishes his second term. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Obama to station 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

President Obama said Tuesday that he wants to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond the conclusion of formal combat operations at the end of this year, and said all American forces will leave the country by the end of 2016. Published May 27, 2014

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. Obama, who returned just hours earlier from a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, paid tribute to those lost in battle there and elsewhere over history as he commemorated Memorial Day.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama plots deployment of U.S. military advisers to Syria

In a move that would expand America's involvement in Syria's civil war, President Obama is close to authorizing the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups, according to reports. Published May 27, 2014

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. Mr. Obama is leading the nation in remembering its war heroes, the fallen and those still defending the flag, in a Memorial Day tribute. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

At Arlington, Obama pledges to care for veterans

Seeking to reassure military families that his administration hasn't forgotten them, President Obama marked Memorial Day with a pledge to provide full benefits to veterans. Published May 26, 2014

FILE - This May 16, 2014 file photo shows Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Arlington, Va. What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your prom? Chances are he won't show. But he doesn't ignore it, either. That's what happened when Talia Maselli invited Biden to her high school prom in Newington, Conn. The student reached out last fall knowing Biden's dance card would likely fill up. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

Biden: NATO key to blocking Russian aggression

Five days ahead of crucial elections in Ukraine, Vice President Joseph R. Biden traveled to neighboring Romania Tuesday to reassure the NATO ally of the U.S. commitment to fend off Russian aggression in eastern Europe. Published May 20, 2014