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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens to questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

John McCain blames Obama for lax cybersecurity in Sony hack attack

Critics said Thursday that Sony Pictures' decision to cancel a movie release in the face of cyberattacks directed by North Korea will encourage more costly attacks, and a top Senate Republican laid the blame squarely on the Obama administration. Published December 18, 2014

This image released by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview."  Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the hacking scandal that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks.   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Obama officials screened 'The Interview' before cyberattacks on Sony

The White House acknowledged Thursday that Obama administration officials screened a rough cut of the Sony Pictures movie that spawned a cyberattack, and they raised no objections to the film depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Published December 18, 2014

President Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. (Associated Press)

Obama pardons 12, commutes drug sentences

President Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses, and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. Published December 17, 2014

Hillary Clinton wants to go to Cuba

The White House wouldn't say Wednesday whether President Obama will go to Cuba, but former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on record as hoping to go. Published December 17, 2014

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, offered muted protest when President Obama declared Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration indefinitely. "It is incredibly frustrating that this administration looks at Alaska ... and decides that conservation is our most pressing need," she said. (Associated Press)

Obama makes Alaska's Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration

President Obama declared a swath of Alaskan coastline off-limits to oil and gas leasing Tuesday, in a move the White House said would protect fisheries and wildlife but which brought a muted complaint from the state's Republican senator over how the decision was made. Published December 16, 2014

Obama urges big labor to accept free-trade deal with Asia

In a plea to big labor and Democrats opposing a free-trade deal with Asia, President Obama said Thursday the "horse is out of the barn" on America losing jobs overseas and that his proposed agreement would create a more fair trading system. Published December 11, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Benghazi testimony focuses on security lapses

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi vowed Wednesday to "keep asking questions" about security failures that contributed to the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack in Libya in 2012. Published December 10, 2014

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz said revelations of CIA torture could harm her country's relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

China: Torture report undercuts U.S. on rights

There were no immediate reports of violence, but America's image took a hit overseas nonetheless Tuesday with the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings on torture and the treatment of detainees by the CIA in the post-9/11 global war on terror. Published December 9, 2014