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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

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a reporters question during a meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama uses 'autopen' to sign highway bill

President Obama used his "autopen" Friday to sign legislation extending the government's authority to keep highway and transit funds flowing to states temporarily. Published November 20, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while answering a reporters question during a meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama says Syrian refugees are no bigger threat to U.S. than 'tourists'

President Obama said Thursday that Syrian refugees are no more dangerous to the U.S. than tourists, and he accused Republican presidential candidates of stoking fears about the refugees and closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center to score political points. Published November 19, 2015

This June 7, 2014, file photo show the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File) **FILE**

State prosecutors urge Obama not to transfer detainees from Gitmo

The Republican attorneys general of Kansas, Colorado and South Carolina warned President Obama Wednesday against taking executive action to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to prisons in their states, saying it might incite the Islamic State to attack. Published November 18, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the CEO Summit, attended by 800 business leaders from around the region representing U.S. and Asia-Pacific companies, in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama urges foreign leaders to approve free-trade deal

Facing uncertain prospects at home in Congress for his Asia-Pacific trade deal, President Obama told world leaders meeting in the Philippines Wednesday that it's "critical" for their countries to approve the pact quickly. Published November 18, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to reporters after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama confirms he'll go to Paris for climate conference

President Obama said Wednesday he will indeed to go to Paris, site of last week's horrific terrorist attacks, in early December -- to attend a long-planned climate change conference in which he's expected to have a starring role. Published November 17, 2015

President Obama speaks during a news conference in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren't more violent than other people but they "have more deadly weapons to act out their rage." Published November 17, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama , right, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, prior to a session of the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. The leaders of the Group of 20 were wrapping up their two-day summit in Turkey Monday against the backdrop of heavy French bombardment of the Islamic State's stronghold in Syria. The bombings marked a significant escalation of France's role in the fight against the extremist group. (Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

Obama's Islamic State strategy under fire as France pushes U.S.-Russia coalition

With his handling of the war on terrorism under fire from all sides, a defensive President Obama on Monday warned against overreacting to the Islamic State attacks on Paris, but appeared to be the odd man out as the French president called on the U.S. and Russia to form a more powerful coalition to wage war against Islamic extremists and his own CIA chief openly worried that more such strikes are "in the pipeline." Published November 16, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. She is joined by Sergio Trujillo, Colombian dancer and choreographer, right, and Josh Segarra, left.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michelle Obama dances the conga at White House event

While her husband was dealing with the fallout from the Paris terrorist attacks Monday, first lady Michelle Obama danced the conga with musical theater students at the White House. Published November 16, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian†President Vladimir Putin leave after posing for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to redouble U.S. efforts to eliminate the Islamic State group and end the Syrian civil war that has fueled its rise, denouncing the extremist group's horrifying terror spree in Paris as "an attack on the civilized world." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Obama, G-20 leaders vow stronger fight to eliminate Islamic State

President Obama and other world leaders meeting in Turkey vowed Sunday to intensify their efforts to "eliminate" the Islamic State in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, but no strategies emerged immediately from the talks. Published November 15, 2015

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Col. John C. Millard as he walks from Marine One to board Air Force One, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The president is departing for a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia for global security and economic summits. The global anxiety sparked by a series of deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State group has given new urgency to Obama's upcoming talks with world leaders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House believes Islamic State behind Paris attacks

President Obama's national security advisers told him Saturday they have no reason to dispute the French assessment that the Islamic State carried out the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Published November 14, 2015