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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

This March 25, 2014, photo shows part of the website for as photographed in Washington. If you’re waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a little extra patience might come in handy., the online portal to taxpayer-subsidized health insurance, runs slowly when compared with major private health insurer websites. That’s according to an analysis for The Associated Press by Compuware, a Detroit company that measures website performance.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Obamacare applicants get new deadline

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will give extra time to Americans who say they are enrolling in Obamacare through the federal insurance marketplace but haven't completed the process by the March 31 deadline. Published March 25, 2014

President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, participate in a trilateral meeting at the US Ambassador's Residence in the Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama brags about 'changing the game' on North Korea

At a meeting Tuesday with the leaders of Japan and South Korea, President Obama said his administration has succeeded with those allies in "changing the game" over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Published March 25, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the media at the end of the Nuclear Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. President Barack Obama says there's no expectation that Russian forces will be dislodged from Crimea by force. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Obama seeks NSA surveillance overhaul

On foreign soil, President Obama said Tuesday he wants to overhaul the National Security Agency’s surveillance program by ending government collection and storage of bulk phone-call data. Published March 25, 2014

President Barack Obama Obama, accompanied by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, speaks during their joint news conference at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama doubts Russian retreat in Ukraine, threatens tougher sanctions

President Obama acknowledged Tuesday that it will be difficult to roll back Russia's military land grab in Ukraine, even as Congress seemed to break a political logjam in Washington that has held up financial aid to the embattled European nation. Published March 25, 2014

**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