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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

**FILE** President Obama makes a statement to the media from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama promises mayors unilateral action on guns

Stymied by Congress in his gun control efforts, President Obama told a group of big-city mayors Tuesday that he would take more executive actions to reduce gun violence. Published August 27, 2013

President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama struggles to justify Syria attack to skeptical Americans, Congress

The White House on Tuesday began to lay out a public justification for a possible bombing of Syria, saying the nation's use of chemical weapons is a threat to U.S. interests — a scenario that opens the door to military strikes that wouldn't require authorization from Congress or the United Nations. Published August 27, 2013

In this citizen journalism image which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians inspect the rubble of damaged buildings due to heavy shelling by Syrian government forces in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 26, 2013. (Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center)

Obama already missed chance on Syria: Analysts

As President Obama weighs a military response to Syria's purported use of chemical weapons, some observers say the administration's best chance for effective intervention has already passed. Published August 26, 2013

** FILE ** Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (center) leaves a D.C. federal court on Aug. 14, 2013, after being sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing money from his own campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 30 months in prison

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the prominent civil rights activist, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury personal items such as mink capes and a gold-plated Rolex watch. Published August 14, 2013

President Barack Obama tees off while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama plays golf as White House condemns Egypt violence

While President Obama played golf again on vacation, the White House criticized the latest crackdown in Egypt on Wednesday, saying violence between government forces and protesters will make it more difficult for the interim government to shift to a democracy. Published August 14, 2013

President Obama speaks at a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama's 'soft power' policy in a world of hurt

President Obama's foreign policy strategy of "soft power" and reliance on international organizations is suffering setbacks around the globe this year, including from Egypt, Syria, Russia and China. Published August 13, 2013

President Obama waves to a group of on-lookers while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama to push economic agenda on Northeast road trip

Extending a series of summer speeches on the economy, President Obama will embark on a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania next week, the White House said Monday. Published August 12, 2013

President Obama speaks at a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama challenged on terror, al Qaeda claims

Facing more questions about his handling of the war against Islamist terrorists, President Obama said Friday the U.S. will "never" wipe out terrorism completely and he claimed a personal victory in the killing of Osama bin Laden. Published August 9, 2013

**FILE** Former President Bill Clinton (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bill Clinton, one of only two presidents in history to be impeached, will be among 16 honorees to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, the White House announced Thursday. Published August 8, 2013

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in June in Northern Ireland. Mr. Obama has put off a scheduled meeting in Moscow following Mr. Putin's granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
(Associated Press)

Obama to keep pushing Putin over Snowden

The Obama administration will continue to pressure Russia to send back fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, despite deteriorating relations between the two nations that resulted in President Obama canceling a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published August 8, 2013

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in June in Northern Ireland. Mr. Obama has put off a scheduled meeting in Moscow following Mr. Putin's granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
(Associated Press)

Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden amnesty deal

President Obama canceled a planned one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to protest Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced Wednesday. Published August 7, 2013

President Obama speaks to with U.S. troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2013. The visit to the Marine Corps base is Obama's final stop on a two-day West Coast trip that included the roll-out of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. (Associated Press)

Obama: Al Qaeda 'on the way to defeat'

Speaking to Marines who've borne the brunt of combat in Afghanistan, President Obama said Wednesday that hard fighting remains, but the "core" of al Qaeda is nearly defeated. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of "Turbo" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York on July 9, 2013. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Obama dines with Hollywood mogul Katzenberg

President Obama had a quiet and unannounced dinner Tuesday night with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, a mega-donor whose studio has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Published August 7, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

It's official: Obama cancels Putin summit

President Obama is canceling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin due to Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced early Wednesday. Published August 7, 2013