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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

Articles by Dave Boyer

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and President Barack Obama fix their suit jackets as they finish their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama offers Iraq $200 million in humanitarian aid

President Obama pledged an extra $200 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq Tuesday during a White House meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and said aid from other nations including Iran should go to Baghdad directly. Published April 14, 2015

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015. The leaders of the United States and Cuba held their first formal meeting in more than half a century on Saturday, clearing the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to lift Cuba from list of terrorist sponsors

The White House says President Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries. Published April 14, 2015

Rima Bechara, lower right, who came from Lebanon, waves to her family in the gallery while waiting to take the oath of U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Boston, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Nearly 400 people from dozens of countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe took part in the ceremony. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Obama pushes to naturalize more immigrants

In the wake of President Obama's executive action to shield illegal immigrants from deportation, the White House also launched a campaign Tuesday to encourage more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens. Published April 14, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions during his news conference at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama takes aim at Senate GOP incumbents

With much of the media focus on Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign launch, President Obama is waging his own partisan battle this week against several Senate Republicans who are up for re-election in 2016. Published April 13, 2015

Obama selling Iran deal to Jewish leaders

President Obama is holding meetings with American Jewish leaders at the White House Monday amid growing concern about the administration's deteriorating relationship with the Israeli government. Published April 13, 2015

President Barack Obama looks down at his notes during a bilateral meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at the Jamaica House, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama attempts to allay Jewish fears on Iran deal

President Obama tried to convince skeptical American Jewish leaders and political donors Monday that the nuclear deal with Iran is in the best interests of the U.S. and of Israel. Published April 13, 2015

LGBT activists have long applauded President Obama's record on gay issues, hiring several homosexual staff members to his administration and repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for the military. Republican strategists are seeking ways to lure some of the gay vote away from the eventual Democratic presidential candidate in 2016. (Associated Press)

Obama goes all-in on gay rights as his legacy

With actions as sweeping as new workplace rules for gays and as symbolic as a gender-neutral bathroom in the White House, President Obama is stepping up his efforts in the sexual-orientation culture wars and trying to burnish his legacy as a champion of gay rights. Published April 12, 2015

This image from the host broadcaster pool video shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro exchange handshakes on Friday April 10, 2015, at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. (AP Photo/Host Broadcaster Pool Video via AP Video)

Obama shakes hands with Castro at summit

President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro late Friday night as the two leaders prepare to discuss restoring diplomatic relations. Published April 11, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Castro hold historic formal meeting

In the first meeting between leaders of the U.S. and Cuba in more than half a century, President Obama said Saturday that it was time for the two countries "to try something new." Published April 11, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks during the CEO Summit of the Americas panel discussion, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Panama City, Panama. Obama is in Panama to attend the VII Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says days of U.S 'meddling' in Latin America are over

President Obama told Latin America leaders in Panama Friday that the days of U.S. exploitation of the region are over, and that America owes a debt to the rest of the world for helping to bring equality to the U.S. Published April 10, 2015

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 30, 2015. The Obamas are returning from Boston for the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obamas' income down slightly in 2014

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama reported income of $477,383 in 2014, down about 0.8 percent from last year, according to tax returns released Friday by the White House. Published April 10, 2015

President Barack Obama poses with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller prior to their bilateral meeting at the Jamaica House, Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama puts wrong date in Jamaican guest book

Either President Obama doesn't know what day it is, or he mistakenly thought he crossed an international dateline while traveling from Washington to Jamaica. Published April 9, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 27, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House tweet pokes fun at Israel on Iran nuke deal

The White House is taking another swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defending the Iran nuclear deal by posting a diagram of a nuclear bomb on Twitter similar to one used by the Israeli leader to warn against an agreement. Published April 9, 2015

President Obama's warming relations with Cuban President Raul Castro have drawn fire from political opponents, namely Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and a Cuban-American, who says Mr. Obama's embracing Mr. Castro sends "the wrong kind of message." (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama says State Dept. has completed Cuba review

President Obama said Thursday that the State Department has completed its review on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, but didn't say what the recommendation will be. Published April 9, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about U.S. policy in Iraq, Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the National Defense University in Washington, in advance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Washington, next week. The vice president was to discuss Iraq’s political and military progress, and the work that lies ahead to defeat ISIL and forge a more inclusive Iraq.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Biden says Iraq's future still in doubt but cites progress

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday the "jury's still out" on Iraq's future, but said the new government in Baghdad and U.S. air forces have stopped the territorial gains of the Islamic State terrorist group. Published April 9, 2015