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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

Boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Obama, in midst of immigration crisis, hails refugees

With his administration scrambling to send back a surge of illegal child immigrants fleeing violence in Central America, President Obama Friday marked World Refugee Day by saying refugees "make our country strong." Published June 20, 2014

Volunteers in the newly formed "Peace Brigades" participate in a parade near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after called for by the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr to form brigades to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

Obama will send 300 'advisers' to Iraq, open to ‘targeted’ action

President Obama said Thursday that he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to aid in the urgent fight against advancing Sunni militants, ramping up U.S. involvement in the country less than three years after he withdrew all American troops. Published June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Obama briefed leaders of Congress on US options for blunting an Islamic insurgency in Iraq. US officials say Obama is not yet prepared to move forward with strikes and is instead focused on increased training for Iraq's security forces, boosting Iraqi intelligence capacities and upgrading equipment. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Congress weigh Iraq options; GOP slams president's waffling

President Obama reviewed military options in Iraq with congressional leaders Wednesday as militants attacked the country's biggest oil refinery and Republicans accused Mr. Obama of dithering while hard-fought U.S. gains are being lost. Published June 18, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during a joint statement to the press, alongside Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax)

Biden will make plea, but Obama’s voice urged to stop immigrant children

President Obama has dispatched Vice President Joseph R. Biden to Central America this week to plead with parents to stop sending their children illegally to the U.S., but critics say the president himself should take a stronger stand to stem the surge of child immigrants streaming over the Mexican border. Published June 16, 2014

President Obama stands for the National Anthem during the graduation ceremony for Worcester Technical High School, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Worcester, Mass. Afterward he will attend a democratic fundraiser in Massachusetts, before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Obama gets clean bill of health

Other than a sore right foot and mildly high cholesterol, President Obama is in excellent health, his doctor reported Thursday. Published June 12, 2014

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White House shifts reason for failing to notify Congress in Bergdahl trade

The Obama administration again shifted its explanation Tuesday for failing to notify Congress about the deal to gain the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying it couldn't divulge "operational details" of the secret military mission without risking the lives of U.S. soldiers who conducted the exchange. Published June 10, 2014