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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

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

Obama, Iran both throw support to new Iraqi P.M.-designate

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

U.S. sends $180M in food to relieve S. Sudan famine

A week after President Obama hosted the president of South Sudan at a White House feast, the administration criticized its leaders and said the U.S. is sending $180 million worth of food to the strife-ridden country. Published August 12, 2014

**FILE** Fuad Masum (Associated Press)

Biden lauds Iraq's progress in naming new PM

With the Iraqi government in turmoil, Vice President Joseph R. Biden called Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Monday to express U.S. support for progress in naming a new prime minister. Published August 11, 2014

Obama calls U.S. airstrikes, food drops in Iraq 'successful' so far

President Obama said Saturday that U.S. airstrikes against Islamist insurgents in Iraq have been successful so far but cautioned that propping up Iraq's government and military will be a "long-term project," and he bristled at suggestions he's to blame for the crisis. Published August 9, 2014

** FILE ** In this April 12, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Marine F/A-18 Hornet jet flies low pass during Philippines-U.S. joint military exercise in northern Philippines. President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants and desperately in need of food and water. The Pentagon said the airdrops were performed by one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft that together delivered a total of 72 bundles of food and water. They were escorted by two F/A-18 fighters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Airstrikes not part of deal to oust Iraqi leader: White House

A top White House adviser said Friday that President Obama did not demand the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in return for ordering U.S. airstrikes against Islamist terrorists who have seized cities in northern Iraq. Published August 8, 2014

Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev announces sanctions at the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.The Russian government has banned all imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Thursday. The move was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban has been introduced for one year.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Putin retaliates: Russia bans food from West, extends Snowden asylum

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes Thursday in their increasingly frosty relations, with Russia banning Western food imports and extending the political asylum for fugitive spy contractor Edward Snowden, while the White House said Western sanctions are ruining Russia's economy. Published August 7, 2014

"I'm not a Democrat who believes we can or should defend every government program just because it's there," Barack Obama said before being elected in 2008. "There are some programs that have been duplicated by other programs that we just need to cut back, like waste at the Economic Development [Administration] and the Export-Import Bank that's become little more than a fund for corporate welfare." (Associated Press)

Export-Import Bank goes from trash to treasure for Obama

President Obama's push to renew the Export-Import Bank over Republican opposition is being undercut by comments he made as a candidate in 2008, when he viewed the bank as "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." Published August 6, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama confer at the White House on March 3, 2014.  (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: 'I have no sympathy for Hamas'

President Obama said Wednesday night he has "no sympathy" for Hamas in its battle with Israel, as a fragile ceasefire appears to be holding in the Middle East conflict. Published August 6, 2014