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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

A Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 photo from files showing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a press conference at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. An unusual secret agreement with a U.N. agency will allow Iran to use its own experts to inspect a site allegedly used to develop nuclear arms, according to a document seen by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

U.N. side deal lets Iran lead its own nuclear inspections

In a development that incited more opposition in Congress to the Obama administration's nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has given Iran the rare benefit of using its own analysts to inspect a site where it is suspected of working on atomic weapons. Published August 19, 2015

U.S.-funded power plant in Afghanistan is barely used

A government watchdog said Thursday that a $335 million power plant in Afghanistan funded by U.S. taxpayers is operating at less than 1 percent of capacity and is falling into disrepair from lack of use. Published August 13, 2015

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 19, 2015. (Baz Ratner/Pool Photo via AP)

Obama says Israel's Netanyahu hasn't offered better ideas for Iran nuke deal

President Obama said Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to offer a better alternative to the administration's nuclear deal with Iran, despite the Israeli leader's vehement criticism that the accord won't prevent Tehran from building nuclear weapons. Published August 9, 2015

President Obama speaks Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama refuses to apologize for comparing GOP to Iran's hardliners

President Obama said Friday that his comparison of congressional Republicans to hardliners in Iran is "true factually," refusing to back down on a taunt that has incensed lawmakers opposed to the administration's nuclear accord with Tehran. Published August 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Rand Paul, Chris Christie spar over 9/11, national security

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky engaged in a heated exchange over civil liberties and national security in the GOP presidential debate Thursday night, with Mr. Paul accusing the governor of siding too closely with President Obama's surveillance policies. Published August 6, 2015

Under portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, top left, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani sits in a meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's refusal to allow U.N. access to nuclear personnel undermines Obama argument

Undermining one of President Obama's primary arguments for the nuclear deal with Iran, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency said Iran has refused to allow U.N. inspectors to interview scientists and military officers to investigate accusations that Tehran operated a covert nuclear weapons program. Published August 6, 2015