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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

President Obama (Associated Press)

Federal judge blocks Obama overtime pay rule

A federal judge has blocked a Department of Labor rule on overtime pay that made 4.2 million private-sector workers eligible for mandatory extra pay or time off. Published November 22, 2016

Obama grants more commutations, topping 1,000, and breaks record

President Obama granted another 79 commutations Tuesday in his record-breaking year of clemency, including 16 individuals who were convicted of firearms offenses. The action brings Mr. Obama's total number of commutations to 1,023, far more than any other president in history. Published November 22, 2016

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Shafir, right, gestures before signing bilateral agreements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Iran's foreign minister, who did not mention President-elect Donald Trump by name or the nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration this year, says that the future U.S. president should respect agreements that have already been signed by Washington. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

White House won't rule out more action on Iran

The White House wouldn't rule out Tuesday that President Obama might take further steps to reinforce the Iranian nuclear deal, but said any action would not be a response to Donald Trump's election. Published November 22, 2016

President Obama is piling up red tape just as fast as conservatives are plotting to cut it after he departs. (Associated Press)

Republicans prepare to repeal regulations as Obama racks up record

Congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump are eyeing more than 140 Obama regulations for repeal -- including fuel efficiency standards for trucks and food labeling requirements for serving sizes -- after the next administration takes office on Jan. 20. Published November 21, 2016

"If I think it's necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then I'll examine it when it comes," President Obama said at a press conference in Lima, Peru. (Associated Press)

Obama reserves right to nag Trump from sidelines

President Obama wouldn't promise Sunday that he will resist nagging Donald Trump from the sidelines after he leaves office, despite his predecessor, George W. Bush, studiously avoiding criticism of his presidency. Published November 20, 2016

US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One during his departure from Tegel International Airport in Berlin, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Obama is leaving Europe and heading to South America to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, taking place in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pulls plan for oil drilling in Arctic

The Obama administration announced Friday it is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers and industry representatives who say the move will make the U.S. more dependent on foreign energy sources. Published November 18, 2016

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Associated Press/File)

Obama joins Merkel to promote free trade in face of 'darker forces' of nationalism

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel promoted free trade Wednesday against a rising tide of opposition that has killed the president's biggest economic plan, while Mr. Obama attacked President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist approach to international trade deals as hopelessly backward. Published November 16, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. smiles at the crowd during his victory celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) ** FILE **

Senate moves to rein in regulations, looks to give Congress vote

As the Obama administration rushes to complete more regulations in its final two months, a new report called on the Senate Tuesday to pass legislation that would require major executive-branch rules to be voted on by Congress. Published November 15, 2016

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama says Americans upset over Trump's win need to face 'new reality'

President Obama said Monday that protesters upset about the election of Donald Trump need to accept the results, and he also advised the president-elect to reach out to his opponents to help to bring the nation together after a contentious election and resulting street protests against the Republican. Published November 14, 2016