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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

Former U.S. officials join Obama to promote trade deal

Four former secretaries of State and other officials from past administrations met with President Obama at the White House Friday to build support for his massive free-trade deal with Pacific Rim nations. Published November 13, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., in this July 16, 2015, file photo. An HBO documentary, "Fixing the System," that features Mr. Obama's historic visit to the prison, and his in-depth conversations with several of the inmates, premiered Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the prison before a group of inmates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House counsel backs Senate justice reform bill

President Obama's top legal adviser gave his support Thursday to a Senate bill on criminal-justice reform that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Published November 12, 2015

The Obama administration has tried under VA Secretary Robert McDonald to get beyond the crisis that erupted in Phoenix in April 2014 over delayed health care for veterans and phony waitlists. (Associated Press)

Obama promises fall flat as VA continues to fail veterans

On Veterans Day President Obama will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and talk about his administration's progress in caring for vets, but critics of the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs point to fresh scandals and persistent mismanagement as proof that little has changed. Published November 10, 2015

President Obama speaks during a Organizing for Action event in Washington. Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama nominates new head for personnel agency hacked by Chinese

President Obama Tuesday nominated Beth Cobert, acting head of the Office of Personnel Management, to serve as director of the agency where millions of files of current and former federal employees were hacked earlier this year. Published November 10, 2015

U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, June 27, 2006. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

GOP senators slam Obama for plan to close Gitmo

Three Republican senators blasted the Obama administration Monday for exploring plans to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to potential sites in their states. Published November 9, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The president and prime minister sought to mend their fractured relationship during their meeting, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama, Netanyahu discuss path to two-state talks with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama on Monday that he is still committed to a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority, a public shift that some Netanyahu supporters described as the necessary price for more U.S. military aid to defend Israel against rising Islamist threats from Iran and others. Published November 9, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) ** FILE **

Obama, Netanyahu to discuss U.S. military aid to Israel

A new military aid package for Israel will be on the agenda Monday when President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, their first meeting since the U.S. signing of the Iran nuclear deal sank relations to their lowest point in Mr. Obama's presidency. Published November 8, 2015

President Obama. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

Ending a review process that lasted nearly seven years, President Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding firmly with environmental activists and drawing the ire of business and labor groups who say the administration is willfully standing in the way of economic growth, job creation and energy security. Published November 6, 2015

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama finalizing plan to close Guantanamo Bay

President Obama is finalizing a plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and bring terrorist suspects to the U.S., but White House threats that he may take unilateral action and close the prison through executive order are drawing a fierce rebuke from Capitol Hill. Published November 5, 2015