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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

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2009 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, 2nd right, tours the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2nd left,  Iman Abdel Fateh at left and Dr. Zahi Hawass, right. Obama's first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Americans split on whether president should criticize Islam: Poll

As President Obama visits a mosque in the U.S. for the first time Wednesday to show support for Muslims, a new poll finds that Americans are divided along partisan lines about whether the next president should criticize Islam when speaking about terrorists. Published February 3, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, during a ceremony to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

White House veto threats keep on coming

The White House has issued two more veto threats against Republican-sponsored bills, picking up the pace of confrontation with GOP leaders. Published February 3, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ryan raises issue of visa waivers in first meeting with Obama

In his first meeting with President Obama, Speaker Paul D. Ryan raised concerns Tuesday about the administration's loosening of visa waiver restrictions passed by Congress in response to the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters traveling to the U.S. Published February 2, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file-pool photo, Vice President Joe Biden points at President Barack Obama during the president's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Biden to chair the effort. Obama signed a presidential memorandum Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)

Biden, Obama kick off 'moonshot' program on cancer research

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who lost a son to cancer last year, is convening the first meeting of a federal task force Monday with President Obama to jump-start cancer research in the U.S. with a "moonshot" program. Published February 1, 2016

An Afghan policeman searches a passenger at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. An Afghan official says that a policeman has turned his weapon on fellow police officers at a checkpoint in the country's south, killing 10 policemen. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

Afghanistan security, economy deteriorating rapidly: Report

Amid growing concern in Congress about President Obama's plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a government watchdog reported Friday that the country is "more dangerous" than a year ago, with insurgents gaining strength and the economy worsening. Published January 29, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama finally invites Ryan to White House

More than three months after Speaker Paul Ryan was elected to his post, President Obama will hold his first face-to-face meeting with him at the White House next week. Published January 29, 2016

In this photo from Aug. 23, 2008, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. and his vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., wave at a rally in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The building is historic for its connection to a famous Republican, former President Abraham Lincoln, who once serve there as a lawmaker. Obama launched his successful presidential campaign there in February 2007 and later introduced his running mate. And Obama has quoted Lincoln in speech after speech as he campaigned, associating himself with one of America's greatest presidents whether the subject was patriotism or faith or veterans. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama to mark anniversary of first campaign kickoff in Illinois

Continuing to celebrate his presidency, and hoping to give a boost to Democrats, President Obama will return to the Illinois state capital of Springfield Wednesday to mark the ninth anniversary of his first presidential campaign. Published January 29, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks to mayors from around the country, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. They visited the White House as part of the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama pays tribute to American heroes of the Holocaust

President Obama paid tribute Wednesday night to Americans who saved Jews from the Holocaust during World War II, saying their example holds a lesson in today's political climate of anti-immigrant sentiment and religious intolerance. Published January 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Bernie Sanders says Obama not tipping scales in primary

Emerging from a White House meeting with President Obama, Sen. Bernard Sanders said Wednesday he doesn't think the president is favoring rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. Published January 27, 2016