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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama sits next to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney while speaking during a meeting with the President's Export Council, Thursday Dec. 11, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The Export Council advises the president on policies and programs that affect trade performance and promote export expansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama urges big labor to accept free-trade deal with Asia

In a plea to big labor and Democrats opposing a free-trade deal with Asia, President Obama said Thursday the "horse is out of the barn" on America losing jobs overseas and that his proposed agreement would create a more fair trading system. Published December 11, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Benghazi testimony focuses on security lapses

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi vowed Wednesday to "keep asking questions" about security failures that contributed to the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack in Libya in 2012. Published December 10, 2014

A soldier stands guard at the front gate entrance to Guantanamo's Camp 6 maximum-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba on May 12, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: CIA torture tactics harmed America

President Obama said Tuesday that a long-awaited Senate report on CIA torture of terrorism suspects details "a troubling program" that harmed America's reputation, reasons that he ended the practices soon after taking office. Published December 9, 2014

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz said revelations of CIA torture could harm her country's relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

China: Torture report undercuts U.S. on rights

There were no immediate reports of violence, but America's image took a hit overseas nonetheless Tuesday with the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings on torture and the treatment of detainees by the CIA in the post-9/11 global war on terror. Published December 9, 2014

President Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley meet in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 30, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama: Racism 'deeply rooted' in U.S.

Addressing protests over minorities killed by police officers, President Obama said racism is "deeply rooted" in the U.S. and that activists should keep pressing steadily in their demands for reform. Published December 7, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 file photo, Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago by al-Qaida, poses for a picture during a parade marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Sanaa, Yemen. Somers has been killed in a failed rescue attempt, his sister said Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Lucy Somers told The Associated Press that she and her father learned of her 33-year-old brother Luke Somers' death from FBI agents at 0500 GMT (12 a.m. EST) Saturday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Obama condemns killing of journalist Luke Somers

U.S. officials condemned Saturday the killing of American journalist Luke Somers, who was killed during a desperate attempt by U.S. commandos to free him from al Qaeda in Yemen Friday. Published December 6, 2014

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary. The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama visits doctor at Walter Reed for acid reflux

President Obama made a trip to his doctor Saturday afternoon for treatment of a sore throat and was diagnosed with "soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux" after a routine CT scan. Published December 6, 2014

President Barack Obama listens as Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during their meeting, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The leaders discussed topics including ISIL, Syria, and refugees. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama, King Abdullah plot strategy against Islamic State

In a meeting at the White House Friday with Jordan's King Abdullah II, President Obama said a U.S-led coalition is making "slow but steady progress" in creating a moderate Syrian army to fight the Islamic State terrorist group. Published December 5, 2014

A casket containing the remains of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry sits in the front lobby of the John A. Wilson Building, the District's city hall, where Barry spent 16 years as mayor and another 16 years on the D.C. Council, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Washington. Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. His remains were brought to the Wilson Building Thursday morning to lie in repose for 24 hours before a funeral procession and two memorial services. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckols)

White House mum on Obama plans for Barry funeral

The White House was giving no sign Friday that President Obama will attend this weekend's funeral for former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, with the administration declining to say whether the president will send any official representative to the service. Published December 5, 2014

President Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House on June 13, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama threatens veto on California drought bill

After golfing on some of California's biggest water-guzzling courses, President Obama has issued a veto threat against drought-relief legislation for California. Published December 5, 2014