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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

Nearly all of the priorities cited by the White House were accomplished through executive action, or involved treaty-like agreements that President Obama purposely crafted to avoid the need for congressional approval. (Associated Press)

Obama triumphed all year over GOP majorities, White House crows

The White House gloated Thursday that President Obama triumphed over Republican majorities on virtually all of his priorities in 2015, from a climate change pact to the Iran nuclear deal -- most of which were accomplished by sidestepping Congress. Published December 17, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Service Committee on the Islamic State on Dec. 9, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House unsure why Carter kept using private email account

President Obama's spokesman confirmed Thursday that White House officials asked the Pentagon in May about Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's use of a personal email account for some official business, but didn't indicate any followup to learn whether he he stopped the practice. Published December 17, 2015

President Obama (Associated Press)

Obama urges Americans to 'stay united' against terrorism

Seeking once again to reassure Americans worried about terrorism, President Obama said Thursday that the country must stay "united as one American family" to prevent further attacks like the one in San Bernardino, California. Published December 17, 2015

Ashton Carter reportedly used his personal email account to conduct official business during his first months as defense secretary. (Associated Press)

House Armed Services Committee to review Ashton Carter email

The House Armed Services Committee chairman on Thursday called on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to seek an inspector general's investigation of his use of a private email account to conduct Pentagon business. Published December 17, 2015

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said the GOP played "the cards we were dealt" in the budget talks. (Associated Press)

Budget deal increases federal deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars

Having reached a deal on a nearly $2 trillion deal to keep the government open, President Obama and congressional leaders tried to build support Wednesday for the massive bill, which hikes spending across government, thrilling Democrats, and extends a host of special interest tax breaks, exciting Republicans. Published December 16, 2015

Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and President Obama have not given up the fight for stricter gun control laws, but many Democrats in Congress are wishing the president would relent, having concluded that the issue is an electoral loser for them. (Associated Press)

Obama, Bloomberg discuss gun control at White House

President Obama met with former New York City mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg Wednesday to discuss stricter gun regulations as the president readies executive action on firearms. Published December 16, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Earnest discussed the anonymous email threat that closed all Los Angeles schools, and other topics.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House supports L.A. officials' decision to close schools

The White House said Tuesday it won't "second-guess" a decision by Los Angeles officials to close the school system in response to a bomb threat, saying local officials bear ultimate responsibility for keeping their communities safe. Published December 15, 2015

The official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location in October. (Associated Press)

Iranian ballistic missile test violates U.N. resolution, sanctions monitors say

Iran violated a U.N. resolution in October by testing a medium-range ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential report, even as the U.N. nuclear agency closed the books Tuesday on a decade-long probe of Tehran's suspected atomic weapons program. Published December 15, 2015

President Barack Obama walks with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., his nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Obama chose the widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014 to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Walking behind them is Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama talks tough on terrorism, tries to calm Americans' fears

President Obama tried to calm Americans' fears of another terrorist attack Monday, asserting that the U.S.-led coalition is attacking the Islamic State "harder than ever," but the White House also struggled to explain why the administration prohibits immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas for evidence of jihadi sympathies. Published December 14, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre, in Paris, in this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House urges Congress not to delay action on free-trade deal

The White House urged Congress Friday not to delay action on a massive free-trade deal with Pacific rim nations, a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers likely won't consider it until after the presidential election in 2016. Published December 11, 2015