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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

The next steps: President Obama wants to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after military operations formally end this year, part of his plan of "finishing the job we started." Meanwhile, he will send military advisers to Syria. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Obama extends Afghan war, eyes Syria: 'Harder to end wars than begin them'

Declaring a "new chapter in American foreign policy," President Obama announced Tuesday that he will bring home all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, even as he readies a plan to send more military advisers to train rebels in Syria's brutal civil war. Published May 27, 2014

Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko gestures, during a press conference, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 26, 2014.  The leader of the Ukrainian presidential race, Pyotr Poroshenko, does not intend to stop the use of force in the southeast of the country. He made this statement at a news conference on Monday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Obama congratulates new Ukrainian president

President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine Tuesday to congratulate him on his victory and offer the "full support" of the U.S. Published May 27, 2014

FILE - This May 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Senior U.S. administration officials say President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year. Nearly all of those forces are to be out by the end of 2016, as Obama finishes his second term. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Obama to station 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

President Obama said Tuesday that he wants to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond the conclusion of formal combat operations at the end of this year, and said all American forces will leave the country by the end of 2016. Published May 27, 2014

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. Obama, who returned just hours earlier from a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, paid tribute to those lost in battle there and elsewhere over history as he commemorated Memorial Day.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama plots deployment of U.S. military advisers to Syria

In a move that would expand America's involvement in Syria's civil war, President Obama is close to authorizing the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups, according to reports. Published May 27, 2014

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. Mr. Obama is leading the nation in remembering its war heroes, the fallen and those still defending the flag, in a Memorial Day tribute. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

At Arlington, Obama pledges to care for veterans

Seeking to reassure military families that his administration hasn't forgotten them, President Obama marked Memorial Day with a pledge to provide full benefits to veterans. Published May 26, 2014

FILE - This May 16, 2014 file photo shows Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Arlington, Va. What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your prom? Chances are he won't show. But he doesn't ignore it, either. That's what happened when Talia Maselli invited Biden to her high school prom in Newington, Conn. The student reached out last fall knowing Biden's dance card would likely fill up. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

Biden: NATO key to blocking Russian aggression

Five days ahead of crucial elections in Ukraine, Vice President Joseph R. Biden traveled to neighboring Romania Tuesday to reassure the NATO ally of the U.S. commitment to fend off Russian aggression in eastern Europe. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** President Obama points to a member of the audience at a meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, May 14, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama seizes N.M. land for national monument in Bundy-like showdown

President Obama is declaring a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S. Published May 19, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the Obama administration's job-driven training agenda at the Change the Equation’s National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summit, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Change the Equation is a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve K-12 education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Biden's Cyprus stop will honor slain ambassador

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will travel to a Mediterranean country this week to pay his respects to a U.S. ambassador killed during an attack on the American diplomatic facility. No, Mr. Biden won't be honoring Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed with three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. Instead the vice president will attend a brief ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the slaying of Ambassador Rodger Davies in Cyprus. Published May 19, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the country to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo)

Obama to push for more highway spending, blame GOP on blocked bill

Residents of the Hudson River valley of New York are being warned to expect commuter delays Wednesday when President Obama visits a heavily used bridge as a backdrop for a speech urging Congress to support his $302 billion transportation plan. Published May 14, 2014

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

Questions on racism, drone attacks plague Obama judicial nominees

The White House is facing another tough battle over one of its judicial nominees — only this time President Obama faces opposition from his own party, with his former Senate colleagues accusing one of his picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia of turning a blind eye to racism in a debate over the Confederate symbol on the state's former flag. Published May 13, 2014