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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

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Slavery concerns rise over Trans-Pacific Partnership

Amid accusations that the Obama administration is whitewashing modern slavery by a potential trading partner, U.S. officials on Tuesday called for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim free-trade deal to resolve disputes that have stalled the pact. Published August 4, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, listens to remarks while addressing the media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Congress sets dramatic September votes on Iran nuclear deal

GOP leaders in the House and Senate both said Tuesday they will hold votes in September on resolutions to disapprove of President Obama's Iran nuclear program deal, setting up a dramatic showdown that will test the White House's ability to keep its allies on board in the face of stiff political pressure. Published August 4, 2015

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is seen at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in this May 17, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

House GOP claim enough votes to reject Iran deal

House Republicans said Monday they have the votes to reject President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, but the White House expressed growing confidence it will win a veto showdown over the accord as the administration moved to ease concerns among Arab allies and Jewish leaders in the U.S. Published August 3, 2015

President Obama speaks during a multilateral meeting in Addis Ababa on South Sudan and cointerterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda. (Associated Press/File)

Obama calls on young Africans to reject harmful traditions

President Obama urged young African leaders Monday to reject "foolish traditions" such as sorcery involving the body parts of albinos and female genital mutilation, saying new generations must bring about change. Published August 3, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry talk on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2015, prior to testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. (Associated Press)

Moniz says Dems not getting 'squishy' on Iran nuke deal

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Friday the Iranian nuclear deal will go forward, and he disagreed with President Obama's view that Democratic lawmakers are getting "squishy" on the accord. Published July 31, 2015

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate near a Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. The protesters are calling for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

White House questions 'authenticity' of Planned Parenthood videos

The White House dismissed the need for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood Friday, citing the opinions of three liberal newspapers as evidence that "impartial observers" are raising questions about the authenticity of a pro-life group's undercover videos on the sale of fetal tissue. Published July 31, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House ridicules Sen. Tom Cotton as 'man of mystery'

President Obama's spokesman belittled Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas as an "international man of mystery" Thursday over the lawmaker's claim to have uncovered a secret side deal of the Iranian nuclear accord while on a mission to Europe. Published July 30, 2015

In this photo released on Jan. 14, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, right, gives a ball to a boy, left, during a street preaching event in Tel Abyad in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. IS extremists have made it a priority to mold children under their rule into a new generation of militants, luring them into becoming fighters, suicide bombers and executioners. (Militant website via AP)

Islamic State 'growing' in Afghanistan: watchdog

Taliban leader Mullah Omar may be dead, but there's another security threat emerging in Afghanistan, with a government watchdog reporting increased concern in the U.S. and in Kabul that the Islamic State is gaining a foothold there. Published July 30, 2015

FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing examining the IRS data breach.  The IRS is joining with state and private industry to combat identity theft by sharing more data about how tax returns are filed and taking other steps, Koskinen announced Thursday, June 11. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama digs in, refuses to fire IRS commissioner

President Obama has no intention of firing IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the White House said Wednesday in response to Republican lawmakers calling for his ouster. Published July 29, 2015

Secretary of State John F. Kerry speaks to President Obama prior to reaching a nuclear deal with Iran. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

White House wants Kerry to 'get to the bottom' of Clinton's email questions

The White House said Wednesday that it supports Secretary of State John F. Kerry's vow to "get to the bottom" of reports that two government watchdogs raised serious questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's mishandling of classified information on her private email server. Published July 29, 2015