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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

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

White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine

The White House said Monday that Russia is "losing" its war in eastern Ukraine and warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime faces more sanctions this week by the U.S. and its European allies. Published July 28, 2014

President Barack Obama listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, Obama will personally appeal to Netanyahu to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians, while also trying to manage Israel's deep suspicion of his pursuit of a nuclear accord with Iran. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama urges Netanyahu to accept cease fire

President Obama urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to accept an unconditional ceasefire with Hamas for humanitarian purposes. Published July 27, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden (Associated Press) **FILE**

Biden: Blacks have not made enough progress

In an election-year push to motivate minority voters, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the National Urban League Thursday that the black community "can't be satisfied with where we are now." Published July 24, 2014