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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

President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the Newark campus of Rutgers University, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) ** FILE **

Obama orders agencies to stop asking for job applicants' criminal records

President Obama ordered federal agencies to stop requiring job applicants to declare on applications whether they have a criminal record -- a move called "ban the box," drawing fire from some conservatives for taking actions that may undermine bipartisan efforts to reduce prison populations. Published November 2, 2015

This June 7, 2014, file photo show the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File) **FILE**

U.S. releases another Guantanamo detainee

The Obama administration has released another Guantanamo Bay detainee to his home to Mauritania, the Defense Department announced Thursday. Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz, 45, was held for 13 years at the prison and never charged with a crime. Published October 29, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

Obama calls Ryan to wish him well as House speaker

President Obama has called Speaker Paul Ryan to congratulate him on his election, and hopes he will lead the House in a bipartisan fashion, the White House said Thursday. Published October 29, 2015

Obama greets Prince Harry at White House

President Obama met with Prince Harry of Great Britain Wednesday at the White House, where they discussed upcoming international athletic games for wounded warriors. Published October 28, 2015

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at Andrews Air Force Base. Obama is traveling to Chicago to speak at the International Association of Chief of Police conference and attend democratic fundraisers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama holds Chicago fundraiser to pay off 2012 campaign debt

On the same day that President Obama announced he was taking taxpayers on a two-year-long "debt holiday" as part of a new budget deal that will raise the national debt past $20 trillion, the president flew to Chicago to take care of some of his own campaign debt. Published October 27, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth meeting, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, in this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Joe Biden calls budget agreement 'a good deal'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Tuesday that the tentative two-year budget agreement is "a good deal" that will prevent another crisis over a government shutdown. Published October 27, 2015

President Barack Obama makes a "grumpy cat" face as he compared Republicans to the sad Internet cat while speaking to the Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says he's 'pretty happy' with two-year budget deal

President Obama urged lawmakers Tuesday to approve a tentative two-year budget agreement, saying he's "pretty happy" about the deal that raises spending and suspends the debt limit until 2017. Published October 27, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. This is Widodo's first visit to the U.S.  since becoming President of Indonesia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama curbs time students spend on standardized tests

President Obama met with educators Monday to discuss his new proposal to reduce class time devoted to standardized tests, but the White House wouldn't say whether it will insist Congress includes the administration's startling policy reversal in a rewrite of federal education law. Published October 26, 2015

President Barack Obama shake hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. This is Widodo's first visit to the U,S. since becoming President of Indonesia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Joko Widodo: Indonesia plans to join Trans-Pacific Partnership

In a Washington visit overshadowed by raging forest and peat fires back home, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said during a meeting with President Obama Monday that his country intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that the U.S. forged with 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Published October 26, 2015