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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

Conservatives increasingly are balking at the idea of granting President Obama any powers given his far-reaching executive actions, which included granting deportation amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after the midterm elections. (Associated Press)

Obama executive actions put Asia free trade deal at risk

President Obama's increasing use of executive power could backfire in the new Congress as he seeks to persuade lawmakers to grant him special authority to negotiate his long-sought, mammoth free trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations. Published January 1, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is one of three Republicans requesting a federal audit of the EB-5 visa program before its reauthorization next year. (Associated Press)

Visas for wealthy soar under Obama despite fraud concerns

While President Obama's grant of amnesty for nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is drawing furious criticism, a little-known visa program for wealthy foreign investors also is mushrooming on his watch despite a history of fraud and concerns in Congress about potential national security risks. Published December 29, 2014

Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman speaks about the economy during the White House daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House takes credit for improving economy

The White House took credit Tuesday for an improving economic outlook in the third quarter, while acknowledging that falling gas prices also are helping. Published December 23, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama administration: 'Year of action' a success

Two top aides to President Obama hailed his "year of action" as a success Monday, saying the president took more than 80 executive actions without Congress to help the middle class. Published December 22, 2014

FBI formally blames North Korea in Sony hack

The FBI said Friday that North Korea is responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures that led the studio to cancel the release of a movie. Published December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Most black people don't use racism as an excuse

Before flying off to Hawaii for a two-week vacation, President Obama said Friday that most "good" blacks understand America's history of slavery and segregation isn't an excuse for their current challenges. Published December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Hollywood weak, Boston strong

President Obama said Friday that the U.S. will retaliate against North Korea for its cyberattack against Sony Pictures, and he thinks the movie studio "made a mistake" by canceling the release of a movie in response to the hacking. Published December 19, 2014

This image released by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview."  Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the hacking scandal that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks.   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Obama officials screened 'The Interview' before cyberattacks on Sony

The White House acknowledged Thursday that Obama administration officials screened a rough cut of the Sony Pictures movie that spawned a cyberattack, and they raised no objections to the film depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Published December 18, 2014

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens to questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

John McCain blames Obama for lax cybersecurity in Sony hack attack

Critics said Thursday that Sony Pictures' decision to cancel a movie release in the face of cyberattacks directed by North Korea will encourage more costly attacks, and a top Senate Republican laid the blame squarely on the Obama administration. Published December 18, 2014