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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.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 file photo, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., introduces his father at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Vice President Biden announced the death of son, Beau, from brain cancer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Beau Biden funeral services set for Saturday

Funeral services for Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden, the late son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden, will be held Saturday, with President Obama delivering a eulogy. Published June 2, 2015

Elsie Shemin-Roth flips through a book documenting the heroic acts of her father, William Shemin, during World War I, at her home in Labadie, Mo., in this Jan. 5, 2012, file photo. Two World War I Army heroes, Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely rescuing comrades on the battlefields of France. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Obama awards Medal of Honor to two WWI vets

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously Tuesday to two World War I soldiers who showed heroism under fire in 1918 but were denied recognition in later years, likely due to discrimination. Published June 2, 2015

President Obama said during a town hall meeting that, when all is said and done, he hopes that he will be remembered "fondly" by posterity. Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham said the president made America "less safe." (Associated Press)

Obama hoping for kind legacy

President Obama, who usually avoids discussions of his legacy, told an audience at the White House Monday that he hopes he'll be remembered "fondly" and that some of his critics are "terribly unfair." Published June 1, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is carried out of a medical helicopter to board a US military C-17 transport aircraft, at Geneva Airport, Switzerland, Monday, June 1, 2015. Kerry, 71, fractured his right femur Sunday when he struck a curb with his bicycle and fell on a regular Tour de France route near Geneva. He has been receiving treatment at Geneva's main medical center, HUG.  Kerry's orthopedic surgeon will accompany him on the flight from Geneva to the United States for treatment of Kerry's broken leg, the State Department said Monday. (Jean- Christophe  Bott/Keystone via AP)

John Kerry's injury casts pall over Iran nuclear negotiations

Secretary of State John F. Kerry's broken leg in a cycling accident raised questions Monday about the fate of nuclear talks with Iran, with White House officials acknowledging that Mr. Kerry won't be able to keep up his usual demanding schedule as negotiators race an end-of-the-month deadline. Published June 1, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 1, 2015. Earnest discussed the passing of Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, the USA Freedom Act, Secretary of State John Kerry breaking leg in bicycle crash, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House blasts Senate on failure to renew Patriot Act

The White House blasted Senate leaders Monday for failing to renew key Patriot Act powers, saying the impasse of "political gamesmanship" is preventing counterterrorism officials from carrying out their jobs to protect America. Published June 1, 2015

Dan Pfeiffer (Associated Press) **FILE**

Former Obama adviser joins CNN

Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime top adviser to President Obama, is joining CNN as a contributor, becoming the second key White House aide to work for the network in the past year. Published June 1, 2015

Former Sen. Bob Dole greeted veteran Philip Grayson of Miami at the National World War II Memorial. Mr. Dole is there nearly every Saturday. (Dave Boyer/The Washington Times)

World War II veterans see 'shame' in VA scandals

Marine Corps veteran Richard Taylor doesn't have a high opinion of the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs. "I don't think you could print it," Mr. Taylor told a reporter while visiting the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Saturday. "I have refused to even use the VA. My opinion is not good." Published May 31, 2015

A former attorney general of Delaware, Beau Biden was an Iraq war veteran and a likely candidate to run for governor of his home state. (Associated Press)

Stunned political world mourns passing of Beau Biden

Condolences poured in from across the political spectrum as Vice President Joseph R. Biden dealt with another crushing family tragedy with the death of his 46-year-old son Beau Biden, who passed away Saturday night after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. Published May 31, 2015

As fresh doubts emerged about the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Republicans renewed criticism of President Obama and VA Secretary Robert McDonald for failing to improve benefits for veterans. (Associated Press)

Troubles persist at Phoenix VA a year after phony wait times scandal

A year after the scandal over phony wait times at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital exposed widespread problems in the agency nationwide, employees say troubles at the Arizona facility are still rampant, including whistleblower retaliation, neglect of suicidal veterans and suspected fraud in overtime pay. Published May 28, 2015

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**

Acting VA boss in Philly tried to cash in on psychic 'readings'

A manager in the Philadelphia Veterans' Affairs office misused her position to compel employees to pay for psychic "readings" by the wife of a VA colleague, who failed to report the income on his tax returns, a government watchdog said Thursday. Published May 28, 2015

President Barack Obama listens as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to members of the media during their meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's Asia trade deal faces mounting opposition in House

After a victory in the Senate, President Obama's push for a huge free-trade deal with Asia faces a higher hurdle in the House, where an unusual coalition of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats oppose granting him more executive power. Published May 26, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden talks with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi during a session of the U.S.-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Joe Biden tries to smooth over tensions with Baghdad

As tensions mount between the Obama administration and Baghdad over the quality of Iraqi security forces, Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to reassure Iraq's prime minister Monday that the U.S. stands behind the Iraqi government in its battle with the Islamic State. Published May 25, 2015

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday, May 22, 2015, and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.  Legislation to renew the Patriot Act is also on the calendar, as is a bill to renew authority to commit federal funds for highway and bridge construction. McConnell is intent on keeping the anti-terrorism Patriot Act from lapsing while Republicans control the House and Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Fight over NSA snooping, Patriot Act goes down to wire

Senators on Friday raced their own holiday-imposed deadline for preserving key Patriot Act powers, with Democrats accusing Republican leaders of trying to force a choice between having to back the NSA's controversial bulk collection powers or else letting other wiretapping and lone-wolf terrorism tools expire. Published May 22, 2015