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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

Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev announces sanctions at the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.The Russian government has banned all imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Thursday. The move was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban has been introduced for one year.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Putin retaliates: Russia bans food from West, extends Snowden asylum

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes Thursday in their increasingly frosty relations, with Russia banning Western food imports and extending the political asylum for fugitive spy contractor Edward Snowden, while the White House said Western sanctions are ruining Russia's economy. Published August 7, 2014

"I'm not a Democrat who believes we can or should defend every government program just because it's there," Barack Obama said before being elected in 2008. "There are some programs that have been duplicated by other programs that we just need to cut back, like waste at the Economic Development [Administration] and the Export-Import Bank that's become little more than a fund for corporate welfare." (Associated Press)

Export-Import Bank goes from trash to treasure for Obama

President Obama's push to renew the Export-Import Bank over Republican opposition is being undercut by comments he made as a candidate in 2008, when he viewed the bank as "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." Published August 6, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama confer at the White House on March 3, 2014.  (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: 'I have no sympathy for Hamas'

President Obama said Wednesday night he has "no sympathy" for Hamas in its battle with Israel, as a fragile ceasefire appears to be holding in the Middle East conflict. Published August 6, 2014

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete talks with The Washington Times at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Northwest.  (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

Tanzanian president seeks greater U.S. involvement in Africa

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: As more than 40 African leaders converge on Washington for a three-day summit that begins Monday, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania is among those seeking a deeper commitment from the Obama administration and U.S. corporations to spend more on his country. Published August 3, 2014

President Barack Obama pauses while answering a question about the escalating situation in the Middle East, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

A declassified Senate report on interrogation techniques such as waterboarding after 9/11 makes clear that "we tortured some folks," President Obama said Friday. Published August 1, 2014

** FILE **  President Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 5, 2013.  (Associated Press)

Obama, Putin speak about Ukraine, peace deal

Amid reports of peace talks, President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for the first time since the West imposed tougher sanctions on Moscow for its military aggression in Ukraine. Published August 1, 2014

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, the church of Mary is seen abandoned after Islamic militants closed it and brought the cross down from the rooftop in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage." (AP Photo)

Iraq Christians get meeting with top Obama aide

Criticized for ignoring a genocide of Christians in Iraq, the White House arranged a meeting Thursday of a top adviser to President Obama with representatives of Iraqi and Assyrian Christians. Published July 31, 2014

Palestinians help carry an injured man to an ambulance following an Israeli Strike in Shijaiyah neighborhood, eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

U.S. condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

The U.S. and the United Nations condemned the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza that killed 16 people Wednesday, as the Israeli military continued to pound targets in the war with Hamas and new polls gave President Obama poor marks for his handling of the crisis. Published July 30, 2014

Obama: 'Not a new Cold War,' but new Russia sanctions announced

President Obama announced a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday, saying Russia must pay an increasingly high price for its military aggression in Ukraine and the downing of a passenger jet. Published July 29, 2014