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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 delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill keeping government open

President Obama signed legislation Friday afternoon to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, including a $500 million provision to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State terrorist group. Published September 19, 2014

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., right, introduces President Barack Obama to make remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama praises beleaguered DNC chair

President Obama praised embattled Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Friday and called Washington "the capital of cynicism." Published September 19, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama urges men to help prevent sexual assault on campuses

President Obama called Friday for a "fundamental shift in our culture" to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses, and made an veiled reference to the domestic abuse scandal in the NFL as example that more work needs to be done. Published September 19, 2014

White House Press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Earnest spoke about French President Francois Hollande's agreement to provide air supporter in Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: U.S. troops in Iraq will shoot back if fired upon

President Obama expects U.S. troops to return fire if Islamic State militants shoot at them, the White House said Thursday, as new questions surfaced about the president's direct role in dictating the rules of engagement in the war in Iraq and Syria. Published September 18, 2014

President Barack Obama greets members of the military upon his arrival on Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama will spend the night in Tampa and tomorrow morning he will receive a briefing at US Central Command about the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama tells troops no ground war in Iraq

Contradicting comments from his top military advisers, President Obama told U.S. troops Wednesday that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Published September 17, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

President Obama announced Tuesday a major increase in the U.S. response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the deployment of 3,000 American troops to build treatment centers. Published September 16, 2014

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama sends 3,000 troops to fight 'out of control' Ebola in Africa

Amid dire warnings from medical professionals and frantic calls from Congress for greater U.S. intervention, President Obama said Tuesday he'll deploy 3,000 American troops to combat an African Ebola outbreak that he says is "spiraling out of control." Published September 16, 2014

"We don't have that data," White House press secretary Jay Carney says, echoing others, including the president, who don't know how many people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

Jay Carney's son entertains White House staffers with rock band

Hugo Carney, the 12-year-old son of former White House press secretary Jay Carney, brought his boy rock band to the South Lawn of the White House on Monday for a concert as President Obama hosted administration staffers at a party. Published September 15, 2014

Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws

Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. Published September 15, 2014

Secretary of State John F. Kerry is trying to broker a power-sharing deal between Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani (right). The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to rebuild Afghanistan, which is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Additional U.S. dollars could be wasted through poor planning and the influence of drug trafficking. (Associated Press)

U.S. on long-term track to waste billions of dollars in Afghanistan

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama used the occasion last week to remind Americans that "our combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end" in three months. But the cost to U.S. taxpayers for reconstruction in Afghanistan will continue. Published September 14, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Lifegiving Trinity Church in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia will develop an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the U.S. and NATO. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions

The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow's continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. Published September 12, 2014