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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

President Obama is nearing a self-imposed deadline for taking unilateral action to try to halt deportations, and is facing pressure from immigrant-rights groups to go as broadly as possible. (Associated Press)

Legal pact likely to slow deportations

Federal agents will have to read a Miranda rights-style list of protections to immigrants before sticking them in fast-track deportation proceedings, according to the terms of a legal settlement announced Wednesday that will make it tougher for the Obama administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants. Published August 27, 2014

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VA depicts veterans as Oscar the Grouch

Just as President Obama is promising to reform the veterans' health care and restore “dignity” to the system, the Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing for depicting dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in an internal training guide. Published August 27, 2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, who has criticized the Obama administration on veterans issues, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Obama is in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. At right is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Hagan greets Obama in N.C.

Endangered Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina shook hands with President Obama upon his arrival in Charlotte Tuesday, an image sure to appear in Republican campaign ads this fall. Published August 26, 2014

U.S. counterterrorism officials say efforts to use social media to spy on the Islamic State have been thwarted by Twitter's crackdown on ISIL tweets. (Associated Press)

Terror alert rises for Islamic State plots against West

As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria against terrorists of the Islamic State, the British government issued an urgent appeal to the public Tuesday to help police identify "aspiring terrorists" who may be preparing to strike the West. Published August 26, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Going it alone: Obama may bypass Congress on Syria airstrikes

The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t necessarily seek congressional approval for airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State, while Syria warned the U.S. it would consider any unilateral attack an act of “aggression.” Published August 25, 2014

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released. (AP Photo)

Kidnapped American journalist freed in Syria

A U.S. journalist held hostage for nearly two years by al Qaeda's branch in Syria was freed Sunday, turned over to U.N. peacekeepers less than a week after another American was executed by a rival terrorist group. Published August 24, 2014

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda (left), unveils a stone during a ceremony naming Antigua's highest mountain "Mount Obama." The president's name has also been lent in rechristenings at other places around the globe. (Associated Press)

Monuments to Obama raise some hackles

Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president's name on a recreation center. Published August 21, 2014

In this image taken Saturday Aug 16, 2014  humanitarian aid is  unloaded at a warehouse in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, Aug. 16, 2014  to later be distributed to the locals in the conflict zones, and in towns in Luhansk region that have been recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.  After months of rebel occupation and weeks of Ukrainian liberation, the residents of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region a shell-shocked border town say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives _ but fear the return of war to their doorstep.(AP Photo/Vitnija Saldava)

White House salutes humanitarian workers

The White House marked World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday by noting that 460 aid workers were the victims of violence in 30 countries last year. Published August 19, 2014

FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki resigns as prime minister amid chaos

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stepped down Thursday, ending a stalemate that had worsened Baghdad's political chaos in recent weeks and crippled the nation's ability to quell a surge of extremist Sunni militants. Published August 14, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: U.S. broke militants' siege on Iraq's Mount Sinjar

President Obama declared Thursday that U.S. forces have broken the siege by Islamist militants against ethnic minorities seeking refuge on a mountain in northern Iraq, and said it won't be necessary to conduct a rescue operation. Published August 14, 2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama decries excessive force against Missouri police shooting protesters

President Obama stepped into a racially charged police shooting in Missouri on Thursday, calling on local police to show restraint with demonstrators as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. criticized the authorities' military-style tactics and Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state police to take over security in the roiling town of Ferguson. Published August 14, 2014