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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

Obama calls U.S. airstrikes, food drops in Iraq 'successful' so far

President Obama said Saturday that U.S. airstrikes against Islamist insurgents in Iraq have been successful so far but cautioned that propping up Iraq's government and military will be a "long-term project," and he bristled at suggestions he's to blame for the crisis. Published August 9, 2014

** FILE ** In this April 12, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Marine F/A-18 Hornet jet flies low pass during Philippines-U.S. joint military exercise in northern Philippines. President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants and desperately in need of food and water. The Pentagon said the airdrops were performed by one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft that together delivered a total of 72 bundles of food and water. They were escorted by two F/A-18 fighters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Airstrikes not part of deal to oust Iraqi leader: White House

A top White House adviser said Friday that President Obama did not demand the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in return for ordering U.S. airstrikes against Islamist terrorists who have seized cities in northern Iraq. Published August 8, 2014

Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev announces sanctions at the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.The Russian government has banned all imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Thursday. The move was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban has been introduced for one year.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Putin retaliates: Russia bans food from West, extends Snowden asylum

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes Thursday in their increasingly frosty relations, with Russia banning Western food imports and extending the political asylum for fugitive spy contractor Edward Snowden, while the White House said Western sanctions are ruining Russia's economy. Published August 7, 2014

** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama confer at the White House, March 3, 2014.  (Associated Press)

Obama: 'I have no sympathy for Hamas'

President Obama said Wednesday night he has "no sympathy" for Hamas in its battle with Israel, as a fragile ceasefire appears to be holding in the Middle East conflict. Published August 6, 2014

"I'm not a Democrat who believes we can or should defend every government program just because it's there," Barack Obama said before being elected in 2008. "There are some programs that have been duplicated by other programs that we just need to cut back, like waste at the Economic Development [Administration] and the Export-Import Bank that's become little more than a fund for corporate welfare." (Associated Press)

Export-Import Bank goes from trash to treasure for Obama

President Obama's push to renew the Export-Import Bank over Republican opposition is being undercut by comments he made as a candidate in 2008, when he viewed the bank as "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." Published August 6, 2014

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete talks with The Washington Times at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Northwest.  (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

Tanzanian president seeks greater U.S. involvement in Africa

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: As more than 40 African leaders converge on Washington for a three-day summit that begins Monday, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania is among those seeking a deeper commitment from the Obama administration and U.S. corporations to spend more on his country. Published August 3, 2014

** FILE **  President Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 5, 2013.  (Associated Press)

Obama, Putin speak about Ukraine, peace deal

Amid reports of peace talks, President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for the first time since the West imposed tougher sanctions on Moscow for its military aggression in Ukraine. Published August 1, 2014

President Barack Obama pauses while answering a question about the escalating situation in the Middle East, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

A declassified Senate report on interrogation techniques such as waterboarding after 9/11 makes clear that "we tortured some folks," President Obama said Friday. Published August 1, 2014