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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

Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws

Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. Published September 15, 2014

Secretary of State John F. Kerry is trying to broker a power-sharing deal between Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani (right). The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to rebuild Afghanistan, which is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Additional U.S. dollars could be wasted through poor planning and the influence of drug trafficking. (Associated Press)

U.S. on long-term track to waste billions of dollars in Afghanistan

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama used the occasion last week to remind Americans that "our combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end" in three months. But the cost to U.S. taxpayers for reconstruction in Afghanistan will continue. Published September 14, 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question on the administration strategy to combat the Islamic State group during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Despite Obama's caution, spokesman says it's war

While President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry have avoided using the term "war" to describe the escalation of U.S. military action against Islamic State terrorists, administration aides acknowledged Friday that the U.S. is engaged in a war. Published September 12, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Lifegiving Trinity Church in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia will develop an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the U.S. and NATO. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions

The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow's continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. Published September 12, 2014

Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah (left) and Secretary of State John F. Kerry at met with Mideast allies and asked what support they can to give to the U.S. plan to combat the Islamic State group. (Associated Press)

Arab coalition behind Obama not quite clear

President Obama's plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists contains weak links, from the unreliable Syrian rebels who must do the fighting on the ground to suspicion in key Arab states that Mr. Obama lacks the resolve for a long-term campaign, analysts said Thursday. Published September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, first lady, Biden observe 9/11 anniversary

A day after renewing America's war on terrorism, President Obama marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Thursday by saying the country has prevailed over jihadis who "conspired to break us." Published September 11, 2014

President Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

2 years after withdrawal, Obama makes case for new military action in Iraq

President Obama announced an escalation of the war against Islamic State terrorists Wednesday night with plans to intensify airstrikes in Iraq, send more U.S. military advisers to Baghdad, provide arms to Syrian rebels and likely expand airstrikes into Syria. Published September 10, 2014

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has predicted the 2014 midterm elections will be unpleasant for Democrats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Former Obama spokesman Jay Carney hired by CNN

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has landed a job at CNN and will cover the president's prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night. Published September 10, 2014

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