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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

A couple exits the Veterans Affairs facility in El Paso, Texas, on June 9, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Watchdog says VA has wasted millions on solar-energy projects

Under a mandate to increase its use of renewable energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs has spent more than $408 million on solar panels over five years, despite significant delays and some projects not being operational years after construction began. Published August 9, 2016

President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama implies Trump untrustworthy with sensitive information

President Obama took a jab at Donald Trump's trustworthiness with classified briefings Thursday, saying the Republican nominee needs to guard against the temptation to "spread around" sensitive government secrets. His remark came as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still under fire for being careless with classified documents while serving as secretary of State. Published August 4, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says cash payment to Iran was not ransom for hostages

President Obama insisted Thursday that his administration's $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was not ransom for Americans jailed there, saying he announced the payment at the time as part of an old financial settlement. Published August 4, 2016

President Barack Obama pauses while answering a question during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says Islamic State on the run, despite attacks around globe

President Obama said Thursday that the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State is making progress in spite of high-profile terrorist attacks around the world, while Republican nominee Donald Trump charged that Mr. Obama has allowed the Islamist extremist group to rampage "out of control." Published August 4, 2016

Democratic National Committee (DNC) CEO Amy Dacey and other representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention, get cheesesteaks at Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Philadelphia is one of five cities bidding to host the convention along with Birmingham, Ala; Columbus, Ohio; the Brooklyn borough of New York, and Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Democratic National Committee loses three top officials in wake of email hack

In a massive shakeup of its top leadership, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday the departures of its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and communications director, in the wake of an embarrassing email hack that already prompted the resignation of the DNC chair. Published August 2, 2016

President Barack Obama answers a question a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The prime minister of the Southeast Asian city state joins Obama in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal is high on their agenda. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: Trump 'woefully unprepared'

Escalating his criticism of Donald Trump to an unusual degree for a sitting president, President Obama said Tuesday that the Republican nominee is "woefully unprepared" for the White House and called on Republican leaders to withdraw their endorsements. Published August 2, 2016