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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

President Barack Obama listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, Obama will personally appeal to Netanyahu to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians, while also trying to manage Israel's deep suspicion of his pursuit of a nuclear accord with Iran. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama urges Netanyahu to accept cease fire

President Obama urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to accept an unconditional ceasefire with Hamas for humanitarian purposes. Published July 27, 2014

**FILE** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on July 23, 2014. (Associated Press)

Biden: Blacks have not made enough progress

In an election-year push to motivate minority voters, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the National Urban League Thursday that the black community "can't be satisfied with where we are now." Published July 24, 2014

President Obama high-fives late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association, watches during the group's annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama opts to skip Kimmel

In the midst of a lot of bad news, President Obama has decided against an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show this week. Published July 22, 2014


Obama raises funds while international crises loom

Facing emergencies from Ukraine to the Mexican border, President Obama left Washington on Tuesday for a three-day Democratic fundraising trip amid signs that his image-makers are worried about criticism that the president's excursion is an "unsavory distraction." Published July 22, 2014

A pro-Russian rebel holds a gun passing by plane wreckage as members of the OSCE mission to Ukrainearrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

U.S. intelligence nearly certain pro-Russian separatists downed flight

U.S. intelligence officials say they are now nearly certain it was pro-Russian separatists who fired the SA-11 antiaircraft missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight last week, and that the separatists likely did not know they had hit a commercial airliner until after it had slammed to the ground. Published July 22, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits in an aircraft cockpit the Progress State Research and Production Space Centre (also known as TsSKB-Progress) in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Obama slams Putin's separatists: 'What are they trying to hide?'

President Obama demanded Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin force separatists in Ukraine to cooperate with international investigators trying to gain access to the crash site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight and to recover the bodies of the 298 victims. Published July 21, 2014

Photo illustration with British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and President Barack Obama over a photo the Israeli Defense Forces tweeted of rockets over London to justify its Gaza invasion.

Obama calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire

President Obama called for a cease-fire Monday between Israel and Hamas, saying Israeli defense forces have done "significant damage" to the terrorist organization in heavy fighting. Published July 21, 2014

A difficult duty: The stench of death was nearly overwhelming Monday as Alexander Hug (center right), deputy head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, led a forensics investigation team near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. (Associated Press)

Putin pressured to aid Ukraine crash probe, rein in rebels

Russian-supported rebels backed down and allowed a refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims out of their territory in Ukraine, as President Obama and other Western leaders warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to speed up cooperation with the crash probe and to rein in fighters loyal to Moscow. Published July 21, 2014

Barbie Miller, left, yells as she joins demonstrators outside the Mexican Consulate Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston.   Prospects for action on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will go into its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Obama to host immigration meeting with Central American leaders

President Obama will host the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss ways to "stem the flow" of illegal immigration, as the White House said Friday the U.S. began to return families from all three countries this week. Published July 18, 2014

FILE- In this July 2, 2014 photo file, an unidentified child of a same sex couple sits next to a protest sign during the court hearing on gay marriage in Miami. Many religious leaders and conservative groups want President Obama to exempt religious organizations from an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gays in hiring. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

Obama to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive order

In an election-year nod to his liberal base, President Obama will sign an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working for federal contractors and the federal government. Published July 18, 2014