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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 ** U.S. President Barack Obama, front row center, smiles during a group photo of G-20 leaders outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Front row left to right, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Brazilian leader says Obama contrite over U.S. spying

The president of Brazil said Friday that President Obama has taken responsibility for the U.S. spying on her, and that Mr. Obama has promised to provide a written explanation to the Brazilian government for the surveillance by next week. Published September 6, 2013

** FILE ** Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Obama, Putin discuss Syria on G-20 sidelines

President Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday in the midst of their public dispute over how to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Published September 6, 2013

**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

U.S. spying reports spark Brazilian fury

In the latest sign of worldwide anger over U.S. spying, the president of Brazil on Thursday canceled a trip to Washington by a team of aides who were to prepare the way for her official state visit to the White House next month. Published September 5, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, left, converse during their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Stockholm Syndrome: Obama lavishes praise on Sweden

Blocked at home on his progressive agenda, President Obama traveled Wednesday to a land where he said he'd blend right in politically — Sweden, one of the world's most developed welfare states. Published September 4, 2013

President Obama gestures during a press conference at Rosenbad, the Swedish government building, in Stockholm on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Mr. Obama is visiting Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt ahead of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Obama defends Russia 'reset' despite strained ties with Putin

As he headed for a summit in Russia, President Obama on Wednesday defended his "reset" with Moscow and declared it a success in spite of high-profile setbacks dealt his administration by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published September 4, 2013

President Obama met with National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice (left) and House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday before meeting with members of Congress to discuss Syria and a proposed military strike. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Likely chilly reception from Putin awaits Obama

There might be a worse time for President Obama to leave the U.S., or a worse destination for him than Russia, but at the moment it's hard to imagine an uglier combination of circumstances for presidential travel. Published September 3, 2013

President Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with members of Congress to discuss the situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

Obama lobbies Congress, defends plan for Syria strike

Meeting with top lawmakers at the White House, President Obama on Tuesday morning defended his plan for a "proportional" response against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and pledged to continue working with Congress to achieve at least some level of consensus on military action. Published September 3, 2013

Obama's economic message swamped by Syria

Facing a showdown with congressional Republicans on the federal budget this month, President Obama has seen his economic campaign for the middle class get swamped by media coverage of the crisis in Syria. Published September 2, 2013

President Obama meets with his national security staff in the Situation Room of the White House on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, to discuss the situation in Syria. From left at the table are National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Vice President Joseph R. Biden. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

In reversal, Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria strike

In a dramatic turnaround, President Obama said Saturday that he will wait for congressional authorization to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack, even though he has decided a military strike is needed. Published August 31, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks Aug. 22, 2013, at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. (Associated Press)

Obama proposes federal pay hike after 3-year freeze

At the start of the Labor Day weekend, President Obama proposed Friday to raise the pay of civilian federal employees by 1 percent, which would end a three-year freeze on their wages. Published August 30, 2013

President Barack Obama holds a National Security Council meeting in the Situation Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama may go solo with Syria strike; U.S., British lawmakers voice opposition

President Obama and his top aides tried to rally support Thursday for retaliatory strikes in Syria, saying they remain convinced that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, but hopes for an international coalition took a major hit when the British Parliament voted against military action. Published August 29, 2013

** FILE ** B. Todd Jones, President Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination. (Associated Press)

Obama issues new executive orders against guns

President Obama ordered two more executive actions Thursday to restrict guns, banning the re-importation of military surplus firearms to private entities and proposing a regulation that would close a loophole in background checks. Published August 29, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks during a ceremony to award U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry on Aug. 26, 2013, at the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama: I haven't made a decision about Syria

President Obama said Wednesday the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week, but he still has not decided what action to take against the nation. Published August 28, 2013