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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

**FILE** President Obama gestures while speaking at a world AIDS Day event on Dec. 2, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. (Associated Press)

Obama tabs HIV-positive activist for AIDS czar

President Obama on Monday appointed as his new AIDS czar Douglas Brooks, an activist on health care policy who has been living with the HIV virus for more than 20 years. Published March 24, 2014

President Barack Obama, center rear, gathered with G7 world leaders clockwise from center left, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday March 24, 2014, in the sidelines of the Nuclear security Summit.  (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, POOL)

Ukraine pulls out troops in Crimea as Group of Eight boots Russia

Powerless to stop Russia's takeover of its territory, Ukraine ordered the withdrawal of its remaining troops from Crimea on Monday while the U.S. and other countries suspended Russia from the Group of Eight industrialized nations. Published March 24, 2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement on Ukraine, Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the South Lawn at the White House before departing for Florida. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama sets new sanctions against Russia for Crimea takeover

Escalating a tense standoff with Moscow, President Obama announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against 20 top Russians for their role in the takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and threatened further economic punishment if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades other regions of Ukraine. Published March 20, 2014

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, right, adress the media after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. They said the talks addressed Iran's uranium enrichment program, a nearly finished nuclear reactor and the lifting of sanctions on Iran that have been imposed successively over the past decade as Tehran expanded its atomic activities. The talks will resume April 7 in Vienna. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

On Persian holiday, Obama calls on Iran to forgo nukes

President Obama marked the Persian New Year Thursday by telling Iranians that a verifiable agreement to scale back their nation's suspected nuclear weapons program would put them on a "new path" to prosperity. Published March 20, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the screening of the film 'Cesar Chavez', Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The movie biopic is directed by Diego Luna about the Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Cesar Chavez 'an American hero'

President Obama called the late labor leader Cesar Chavez "an American hero" Wednesday at a White House screening of a new movie about the civil rights activist. Published March 19, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton speaks to group of supporters during a fundraiser for Democratic Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Bill Clinton struggled to address Islamic extremism: documents

As President Clinton campaigned for reelection in 1996, his national security team worried about the political impact of another terrorist bombing against U.S. military forces after the lethal Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia. Published March 14, 2014

Lance Bass at the White House (Twitter screengrab)

Critics not amused at Obama's whimsical attempts to pitch health care

Falling behind in his race to enroll young people in Obamacare, President Obama is showing his willingness to try anything to get their attention at the last minute, including an awkward comedy sketch and a pitch by a pop music star that went wrong Wednesday. Published March 12, 2014


Hillary Clinton staying mum on 2008 cash tied to D.C. convict

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her team were mum Wednesday about the revelations of close ties between her 2008 presidential campaign and an illegal fundraising operation based in Washington, while a new poll showed erosion in her popularity. Published March 12, 2014

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., reacts to supporters as she campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at an American Federation of Teachers Union rally in Cincinnati Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

Clinton aide admits soliciting disgraced D.C. fundraiser; says actions were legal

Minyon Moore, identified by federal prosecutors as "Individual A" in the criminal complaint against Jeffrey Thompson, said through representatives that she asked Thompson in 2008 to pay for "street teams" that would raise Mrs. Clinton's profile in urban communities in the Democratic presidential primary. Published March 11, 2014

Rep. Doc Hastings

Obama unilaterally expands California monument land

Wielding his pen again, President Obama signed an executive order Tuesday to set aside public lands in California for a national monument, bypassing the Democratic-controlled Senate in the process. Published March 11, 2014

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses a rally Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2008, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure

Prosecutors said Jeffrey E. Thompson used two firms to disburse $608,750 in "excessive and unreported contributions to pay for campaign services in coordination with and in support of a federal political candidate for President of the United States and the federal and the candidate's authorized committee." That candidate was Mrs. Clinton. Published March 10, 2014