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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 Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the 2016 class U.S. Air Force Academy, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Obama is giving his final commencement speech to U.S. Air Force Academy graduates who are coming of age at a time of fresh global threats that seem to be pulling the U.S. back into conflicts with uncertain ends.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Vietnam, Iraq wars were 'overreach' for U.S.

President Obama defended his declining military budgets and reluctance to use military force in Syria Thursday, saying the U.S. made mistakes when it "overreached" in Vietnam and Iraq. Published June 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears his hat at a rally, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Obama's ex-speechwriter calls Trump's campaign 'moronic'

President Obama's former head speechwriter said the president will become a big part of Hillary Clinton's campaign "dream team" and that Republican Donald Trump is running a "moronic" campaign befitting a tyrant. Published June 2, 2016

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli speaks March 9, 2012, during a forum at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama's solicitor general to step down

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who won landmark Supreme Court victories for the Obama administration on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, is stepping down later this month. Published June 2, 2016

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at Concord Community High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Elkhart, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Obama says he's not to blame for transgender bathroom issue

President Obama downplayed his role in the transgender bathroom controversy Wednesday, saying he hasn't pushed the issue in his administration and he believes there are "more pressing" problems in the country. Published June 1, 2016

Kate Villanueva of Erlanger, Kentucky, holds a sign depicting the gorilla Harambe during a vigil outside the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Monday. (Associated Press)

White House says shooting of gorilla 'sad'

The White House said Wednesday that the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo after a 4-year-old boy fell into the animal's enclosure could "legitimately be viewed as a tragedy." Published June 1, 2016

President Obama speaks at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) at the Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, on March 11, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama is adamant: Choice in November 'isn't even close'

Even without a Democratic nominee yet, President Obama is jumping into the presidential campaign with both feet Wednesday, telling voters in Indiana that the choice in November "isn't even close." Published June 1, 2016

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA legal settlements rise over botched care: Report

The Department of Veterans Affairs was hit with more bad news Tuesday on two fronts, as an investigation showed the agency's legal settlements have more than tripled in the past five years, and a congressional review outlined "systemic failures" at the VA's notorious medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin. Published May 31, 2016

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan on Friday. Mr. Obama's visit was criticized by the left and the right. Some said his rhetoric does not match his actions and others said his speech sounded like an apology. (Associated Press)

Obama's Hiroshima visit panned by critics on left, right

President Obama burnished his legacy as the president who went to Hiroshima, but critics on the left and right say the historic visit probably won't make a bit of difference for his dream of a world without nuclear weapons. Published May 29, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obam, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after laying wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. Atomic Bomb Dome is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama offers no apology at Hiroshima, calls for end to nuclear weapons

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the nuclear attack in World War II, embracing a survivor but offering no apology Friday, saying that he came "to mourn the dead" and work toward a world without nuclear weapons. Published May 27, 2016

Michelle Obama tells graduates to reject 'selfish' leaders

In a swipe at Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular, first lady Michelle Obama urged native American high school graduates Thursday to reject leaders who advocate "that we should be selfish." Published May 26, 2016

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after speaking to media in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama apologizes to Japan for ex-Marine charged with murder

President Obama expressed "my sincere condolences and deepest regrets" to the Japanese people Wednesday for the murder of a Japanese woman allegedly at the hands of a former Marine at the U.S. air base in Okinawa. Published May 25, 2016