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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

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks about the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Earnest also spoke about reports that a video on the internet that purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama invites Congress in for Islamic State talks

President Obama has invited congressional leaders of both parties to the White House Tuesday to discuss his plans for defeating the Islamic State, the White House said Monday. Published September 8, 2014

President Obama spoke in Estonia about the need for NATO to defend its member states, many of whom are wary of Russian incursions similar to what has occurred in the Ukrainian theater. (Associated Press)

Obama: Ukrainian military needs NATO backing

Although he's resisted bipartisan calls to send arms to Ukraine, President Obama urged NATO Wednesday to help strengthen the Ukrainian military amid conflicting reports of a tentative cease-fire plan in Kiev's five-month-old fight against Russian forces. Published September 3, 2014

President Obama traveled last year to Estonia, where he tried to reassure NATO members of the alliance's promise to defend against Russian aggression under President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press)

Obama travels to Estonia to reassure nervous Baltic leaders

Facing criticism that his response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine is too timid, President Obama traveled to Russia's backyard Tuesday to deliver another warning to Moscow, even as officials in Kiev said Russian soldiers are reinforcing major rebel-held cities. Published September 2, 2014

Obama mum on Islamic State strategy

White House aides insisted Wednesday that President Obama has a goal of defeating the Islamic State militant group and accused Republican critics of playing politics with national security, as Mr. Obama passed another day weighing airstrikes in Syria against Islamist terrorists. Published August 27, 2014

President Obama is nearing a self-imposed deadline for taking unilateral action to try to halt deportations, and is facing pressure from immigrant-rights groups to go as broadly as possible. (Associated Press)

Legal pact likely to slow deportations

Federal agents will have to read a Miranda rights-style list of protections to immigrants before sticking them in fast-track deportation proceedings, according to the terms of a legal settlement announced Wednesday that will make it tougher for the Obama administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants. Published August 27, 2014

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VA depicts veterans as Oscar the Grouch

Just as President Obama is promising to reform the veterans' health care and restore “dignity” to the system, the Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing for depicting dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in an internal training guide. Published August 27, 2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, who has criticized the Obama administration on veterans issues, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Obama is in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. At right is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Hagan greets Obama in N.C.

Endangered Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina shook hands with President Obama upon his arrival in Charlotte Tuesday, an image sure to appear in Republican campaign ads this fall. Published August 26, 2014

U.S. counterterrorism officials say efforts to use social media to spy on the Islamic State have been thwarted by Twitter's crackdown on ISIL tweets. (Associated Press)

Terror alert rises for Islamic State plots against West

As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria against terrorists of the Islamic State, the British government issued an urgent appeal to the public Tuesday to help police identify "aspiring terrorists" who may be preparing to strike the West. Published August 26, 2014