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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

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is facing calls for his resignation amid persistent agency failings and his own highly publicized gaffes. (Associated Press)

VA secretary faces calls for resignation after 'Disneyland' gaffe

Tapped by President Obama less than two years ago to fix the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert McDonald is now facing calls for his resignation amid persistent agency screwups and his own highly publicized gaffes. Published May 24, 2016

President Obama acknowledged that some dissidents who had been invited to meet with him were not able to attend. A White House aide blamed the Vietnamese government for preventing attendance by two dissidents and human rights groups said police are preventing some activists from leaving their homes during Mr. Obama's visit. (Associated Press)

Obama presses human rights message on trip in Vietnam

President Obama called on Vietnam's communist leaders to allow greater freedoms for their people Tuesday, even as some Vietnamese dissidents were prevented from meeting with him on his second full day in the country. Published May 24, 2016

First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 27, 2014, about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as part of her Let's Move program. The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that would make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Michelle Obama, FDA announce changes to food labels

First lady Michelle Obama announced changes to food labels Friday that will require companies to show added sugar and will change serving sizes to reflect how much Americans really eat. Published May 20, 2016

In the near term, President Obama's move to add 250 U.S. troops to the 50 inserted in Syria should result in an accelerated process to assemble, train and advise a coalition of democratic forces fighting the Islamic State group. (Associated Press)

Bob Gates blasts Obama for deceiving public on role of combat troops in Iraq, Syria

Former Obama Defense Secretary Bob Gates accused the White House of engaging in political "backflips" to avoid describing U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria as engaged in a combat mission, and hours later President Obama's spokesman performed more verbal gymnastics on the subject, saying troops are sometimes in a combat "situation" but not a combat mission. Published May 19, 2016

A Chinese military refueling tanker flies with fighter jets during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing on Sept. 3, 2015. (Associated Press)

White House downplays China's intercept of U.S. Navy plane

The White House had nothing bad to say Thursday about China's intercept of a U.S. patrol plane, an incident that occurred just days before President Obama will travel to Asia to foster closer economic ties with Vietnam and Japan. Published May 19, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden explains to a group of supporters new overtime rules, Wednesday, May 17, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Chris Russell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Biden says no fundamental split in Democratic Party

Vice President Joseph R. Biden called on Sen. Bernard Sanders to be "more aggressive" in denouncing the behavior of his supporters and said he believes Mr. Sanders will support Hillary Clinton as the eventual Democratic nominee. Published May 18, 2016

A sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

White House says GOP obsessed with sex in transgender issue

Confronting criticism of the Obama administration's order on transgender students using the bathroom of their choice in schools, the White House is saying it's actually Republicans who are obsessed with sex. Published May 18, 2016