Skip to content

Happening Now

Live coverage from CPAC 2015

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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama at extremist summit: 'We are not at war with Islam'

The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over the administration's downplaying of Jewish and Christian victims of Islamist terrorism, as President Obama hosted a summit seeking to gloss over Muslim connections to violent extremism. Published February 18, 2015

Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Muslim lawmaker says N.C. murders are anti-Islam hate crime

The first Muslim elected to Congress told a White House conference on violent extremism Wednesday that prosecuting the murders of three young Muslims in North Carolina as a hate crime would help to counter terrorists' recruiting efforts in America. Published February 18, 2015

Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama picks Joe Clancy as Secret Service director

President Obama Wednesday tapped the acting director of the Secret Service, Joseph Clancy, to lead the embattled agency on a permanent basis, ignoring calls for an outsider to take over. Published February 18, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says U.S. must win 'hearts and minds' of young Muslims

As he hosts a summit in Washington on countering violent extremism, President Obama says the U.S. must engage with local communities to win the "hearts and minds" of young Muslims to prevent their recruitment by terrorist groups. Published February 18, 2015

Three-year-old Genesis Moreno Betancurth, of Denver, holds a placard during a news conference in the Denver Public Library, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Denver. The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Obama: Law is 'on our side' in immigration debate

President Obama downplayed Tuesday a judge's ruling that invalidated his immigration executive action, saying "the law is on our side and history is on our side." Published February 17, 2015

An unidentified woman kneels near a makeshift memorial for Kayla Mueller, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Prescott, Ariz. Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, was confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Obama to host summit on 'violent extremism'

Even with Islamic State terrorists committing a new atrocity by beheading Christians in Libya, President Obama hopes to avoid blaming radical Muslims for terrorism as he hosts a summit beginning Tuesday in Washington to counter generic "violent extremism." Published February 16, 2015