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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

With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Obama will visit Alaska this week to press for action to combat climate change in a state whose economy and jobs depend heavily on the oil business. (Associated Press)

Alaskans concerned Obama visit a ploy to highlight green legacy

President Obama on Monday will begin a three-day trip to Alaska to hike on a glacier and call attention to climate change, amid concern from Alaskans and the oil and gas industry that the president merely wants to use the resource-rich state as backdrop to burnish his legacy as an environmentalist. Published August 30, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, smiles while speaking during an event hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative in New York on Aug. 14, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House taunts Rubio over China proposal

The White House Friday ridiculed Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for calling on President Obama to downgrade a state visit for the president of China next month. Published August 28, 2015

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and New Orleans' former mayor, said far more needs to be done. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Rebuilding New Orleans benefiting few

President Obama will visit New Orleans Thursday to mark the city's progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, but most black residents say the government-funded recovery still hasn't reached them. Published August 26, 2015

President Obama is promoting a platform of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America's transition to cleaner sources of energy. Republicans, however, say his plan will ultimately bring Americans higher power costs. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

White House renews criticism of Koch brothers

The White House doubled down Wednesday on President Obama's criticism of the billionaire Koch brothers, saying the prominent conservatives have benefited from "paralysis" in Washington that protects the oil and gas industry. Published August 26, 2015

President Obama said he wanted inspections "anywhere, anytime" of Iran's nuclear facilities to ensure Tehran is adhering to terms of the deal. But the actual agreement? Iran gets 24 days' notice of inspections of suspicious sites. A secret side deal allows Tehran's own inspectors to check a military site where work on nuclear weapons was thought to have been carried out. (Associated Press)

Iran nuke deal erases Obama's red lines

From allowing Iran to keep enriching uranium to abandoning "anywhere, anytime" inspections of Tehran's nuclear facilities, the Obama administration has crossed many of its own red lines in the nuclear deal that will lift tough economic sanctions on America's longtime adversary. Published August 25, 2015

National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaks at the Brookings Institution to outline President Barack Obama's foreign policy priorities, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, is headed to China

Amid Republican criticism about provocations from Beijing, White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice will visit China this weekend in preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the White House next month. Published August 25, 2015

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington on June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Joe Biden hires new press secretary, worked on '08 campaign

While weighing a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Vice President Joseph R. Biden has tapped a new communications director who was the spokeswoman for John Edwards' presidential campaign in 2008. Published August 24, 2015

Acting on his own, President Obama can delist Iranian banks, commercial entities and individuals targeted for sanctions. He can order the Treasury Department to give out licenses allowing financial and commercial transactions with Iranian businesses. He also could provide sanctions relief for Iranian oil exports by treating legislation passed by Congress in 2012 as unconstitutional. (Associated Press)

Obama has power to circumvent Congress on Iran nuclear deal

Even strong bipartisan disapproval by Congress of the Iranian nuclear deal won't stop President Obama from implementing the agreement, so the vote next month is shaping up as a warning to Europe against resuming business with Tehran before the next U.S. president is elected. Published August 23, 2015