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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

In European trip, Biden tells NATO allies not to take Trump remarks seriously

In an unusual display of partisanship abroad, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told European leaders Tuesday to disregard Donald Trump's doubts about the importance of NATO because the Republican presidential nominee doesn't understand the military alliance's organizing principles. Published August 23, 2016

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Earnest answered questions about Iran, Donald Trump and the president's upcoming visit to Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House insists payment to Iran was not ransom

The White House still refused Monday to say the U.S. paid ransom to Iran in return for American hostages, claiming that a $400 million payment in January was part of "pushing the envelope" in several simultaneous negotiations with Tehran. Published August 22, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, shakes hands with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as he is greeted by Louisiana officials upon his arrival at the Baton Rouge airport in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

White House rejects comparison of Obama to Bush during Katrina

The White House, stung by criticism that President Obama ignored floods and riots during his two-week vacation, denounced the Senate Monday for taking a seven-week recess while neglecting lethal mosquitoes and a Supreme Court vacancy. Published August 22, 2016

An "All Gender Restroom" sign hangs outside a bathroom in a bar in Washington. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Federal court blocks Obama's transgender bathroom order

A federal court in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order compelling public schools nationwide to regulate restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex. Published August 22, 2016

In this Jan. 16, 2016, file pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP, File)

State Dept. ends probe of edited Iran briefing with no answers

After interviewing more than 30 people in an investigation lasting several months, the State Department announced Thursday it came up empty in the search for the person who requested the editing of a videotaped press briefing that deleted a passage about the Iranian nuclear deal. Published August 18, 2016

In this photo taken Nov. 30, 2015, President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Le Bourget, France. President Barack Obama will be meeting with Asian leaders in Washington this week as fears grow that long-smoldering tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea could flare into conflict.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Obama to make 11th trip to Asia next month

President Obama will make his 11th and likely final trip to Asia in early September in an effort to promote his stalled free-trade deal. Published August 18, 2016

Five years ago, President Obama first declared that it was "time for the Syrian people to determine their own destiny, and we will continue to stand firmly on their side." Officials argued there could be no lasting peace so long as President Bashar Assad remained in power. (Associated Press)

Five years on, Obama's push to oust Syria's Assad proves uniquely futile

Exactly five years ago, President Obama first called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, a demand that has proved uniquely futile in a brutal civil war that this week expanded to include Russian warplanes using a base in Iran to launch bombing runs in support of Mr. Assad's regime. Published August 17, 2016

Guantanamo detainees pray before dawn near a fence of razor-wire, inside Camp 4 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, in this May 14, 2009, photo reviewed by the U.S. military. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama's biggest-ever release of Gitmo detainees blasted by Donald Trump, lawmakers

President Obama faced renewed criticism of endangering national security a day after the announcement that the administration is transferring another 15 inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, as Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidates vowed to keep the prison for terrorists open after Mr. Obama leaves office. Published August 16, 2016

FILE - In this July 5, 2016 photo, President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, as he returns from Charlotte, N.C. where he participated in a campaign event with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Obama is interrupting his summer vacation to do some campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama is slated to headline a Democratic Party reception Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, on Martha's Vineyard, the tony Massachusetts island where he's been vacationing with his family. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) **FILE**

Obama tells Democrats he's tired of discussing Trump

Attending a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama told Democratic donors Monday night that he's fed up with talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump. Published August 15, 2016