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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 Barack Obama walks out with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California after meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 12, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama trying to 'figure out' path forward on trade bill

The White House said Monday that President Obama and his advisers are still trying to figure out a legislative solution to the stalled trade deal that fell apart last week amid heavy Democratic opposition. Published June 15, 2015

Besides trying to salvage the crucial trade deal, Mr. Obama is awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court that could unravel Obamacare, and he is racing against a June 30 deadline to reach a deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. (Associated Press)

Obama fights for Asia trade deal with relevance hanging in the balance

If President Obama somehow persuades dozens of Democratic lawmakers to change their minds by Tuesday night and vote with him on a second attempt to pass trade legislation, he will rescue an agreement that is designed to be the centerpiece of his foreign policy shift toward Asia. Published June 14, 2015

President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leave meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 12, 2015. The president made an 11th-hour appeal to dubious Democrats on Friday in a tense run-up to a House showdown on legislation to strengthen his hand in global trade talks (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Obama's personal lobbying can't save day on trade

President Obama's failure on trade legislation Friday was a stark personal and political rebuke that came after he lobbied House Democrats face-to-face twice within 24 hours before the vote. Published June 12, 2015

Iraqi army soldiers celebrate during a training mission outside Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Obama sending hundreds of troops to Iraq to train nation's military

Under pressure to come up with a winning strategy to defeat the Islamic State, President Obama ordered up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq Wednesday to "advise and assist" Iraqi forces, as Capitol Hill lawmakers pressed for a greater role in authorizing the burgeoning military operation. Published June 10, 2015

FILE - In this May 27, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden laughs as he is asked a question during his speech about the conflict in Ukraine at the Brookings Institute in Washington. Biden faces the daunting decision of how and when to re-enter public life after burying his 46-year-old son. On Wednesday, Biden returns to Washington for lunch with the president and a meeting with the Ukrainian leader, but he'll head straight back to Wilmington, evoking memories of the nightly trips home that Biden took after he lost his first child decades ago at the start of his political career. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden returns to work in Washington

Vice President Joseph R. Biden returned to work in Washington Wednesday, four days after burying his son Beau. Published June 10, 2015

President Obama will welcome Xi Jinping in September for the first official state visit by the Chinese president. The White House says the administration considers China to be an "important participant" in nuclear negotiations with Iran. (Associated Press)

Obama to host China's Xi Jinping despite cyberattacks

Despite China's escalating cyberattacks that are stealing massive amounts of sensitive U.S. government personnel and military data, President Obama still plans to have China's president as an honored guest in Washington this year, the White House said Wednesday. Published June 10, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Earnest discussed the training of Iraqi security forces, and President Barack Obama's interactions with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the G-7 Summit and the other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House briefing room evacuated for bomb threat

The Secret Service evacuated the White House press briefing room Tuesday afternoon due to a telephoned bomb threat, hours after a Senate hearing was interrupted by a similar threat. Published June 9, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Catholic Hospital Association Conference about healthcare reform, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama plan could send 1,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq

A day after President Obama was criticized for saying he lacked a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi troops, the White House tried gamely to explain Tuesday what he really meant. Published June 9, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, talks to U.S. President Barack Obama as they arrive for the first plenary session of the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Peter Kneffel/Pool Photo via AP)

Obama, Merkel agree to extend punishment for Putin

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Sunday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for its continued aggression in Ukraine, amid signs that the president was trying to repair relations with his German host. Published June 7, 2015

Police check a car driver ahead of the G-7 summit on the main road between Mittenwald in Germany and Scharnitz in Austria, in southern Germany, Thursday, June 4, 2015. The summit will take place June 7/8 on Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

G-7 leaders seek answers from Obama on Russia, Islamic State issues

With European euphoria for President Obama now just a memory, leaders of the G-7 summit that begins Sunday in Germany are hoping simply for the president to lead on emergencies ranging from Russia's aggression in Ukraine to the Islamic State terrorist group. Published June 4, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden, left, hugs a mourner as they stand near a casket containing the remains of Biden's son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, during a viewing, Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Legislative Hall in Dover, Del. Beau Biden died of brain cancer Saturday at age 46. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mourners pay their respects to Beau Biden

Mourners paid tribute Thursday in Delaware to Beau Biden, the 46-year-old former state attorney general and late son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published June 4, 2015

Though they rarely agree on policy, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio both hit the road Wednesday in an effort to sell the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal with Pacific Rim countries, to their respective parties. (Associated Press)

Obama, Boehner team up to sell Asia trade deal

President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner, rarely on the same page on anything, both took to the airwaves Wednesday to promote free-trade legislation, with undecided House lawmakers in their respective parties. Published June 3, 2015

In this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama, left, stands with then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., after announcing that she is his choice as Secretary of State during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama admin mum on report of Sweden-Clinton Foundation connection

Obama administration officials ducked questions Wednesday about a report in The Washington Times detailing the Clinton Foundation's massive fundraising operation in Sweden at a time when the Swedish government was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department to forgo sanctions against companies doing business with Iran. Published June 3, 2015