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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

** FILE ** Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, June 14, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House says weapons en route to Syrian rebels

The White House said Friday that Syrian rebels should begin to receive shipments of U.S. arms within weeks, but cautioned that imposing a no-fly zone, as some have advocated, isn't a "silver bullet" to ending the two-year-old civil war. Published June 14, 2013

Sean and Natalie Guthrie, of Boston, right, take photos of their 11-year-old daughter Leilani Guthrie posing with President Barack Obama, as he and Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Ed Markey watch at center during a campaign stop at Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in Boston, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama campaigns in Boston for Senate candidate Ed Markey

Less than two weeks before a special election that will provide an early test of the strength of his 2014 coattails, President Obama on Wednesday hit the stump for Rep. Edward Markey, the Democratic candidate hoping to win the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Published June 12, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama pauses while speaking in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, June 7, 2013. The president defended his government's secret surveillance, saying Congress repeatedly has authorized the collection of America's phone records and Internet use. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama blamed for NSA spying revelations by whistleblower advocate group

An advocate for government whistleblowers blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to provide protections for intelligence employees who want to report abuses and wrongdoing, as authorities intensified their global manhunt for national-security leaker Edward Snowden. Published June 11, 2013

Demonstrators hold signs supporting Edward Snowden in New York's Union Square Park on June 10, 2013. Snowden, who says he worked as a contractor at the National Security Agency and the CIA, gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security. (Associated Press)

Privacy groups demand end to NSA snooping programs

An advocate for government whistleblowers blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to provide protections for intelligence employees who want to report abuses and wrongdoing, as authorities intensified their global manhunt for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. Published June 11, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House on June 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House disputes comparisons to Bush amid NSA leak scandal

Embarrassed by national security leaks of historic proportions, the White House rebutted accusations Monday by the disillusioned former government contractor who leaked the surveillance secrets that President Obama is no different from President George W. Bush in his anti-terrorism tactics. Published June 10, 2013

** FILE ** This Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and entered Russia his lawyer said on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

Support grows for petition to pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden

A petition for President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who admitted leaking information on classified government surveillance programs, had collected more than 18,000 signatures on the White House's website shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. Published June 10, 2013


Hacking becomes sticking point after Obama-Xi summit

Cybersecurity and the threat posed by Chinese hackers provided the main source of discord in the otherwise amicable meeting in the California desert over the weekend between President Obama and new Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a summit that set a standard for informality and direct exchanges between the leaders of the globe's two biggest economies. Published June 9, 2013

President Obama poses with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands as they meet for talks Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

China flips cybersecurity tables; reports claim U.S. is prepping attacks

Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to turn the tables on President Obama over digital security Friday night by claiming that China is a "victim" of cyber attacks, amid reports that the Obama administration is developing secret plans for global cyber warfare. Published June 7, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama talks about national security on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring America at a "crossroads" in the fight against terrorism, the president revealed clearer guidelines for the use of deadly drone strikes, including more control by the U.S. military, while leaving key details of the controversial program secret. (Associated Press)

Obama: Massive seizures 'modest encroachments'

President Obama Friday defended his administration's massive seizure of private citizens' phone records, email and Internet activities as "modest encroachments on privacy" that are necessary to fight the war on terrorism. Published June 7, 2013

**FILE** President Obama walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to board Marine One on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama plan would expand Internet access for schools

President Obama will visit a school in North Carolina Thursday to highlight what aides call a "bold" plan to expand high-speed Internet access to nearly all K-12 schools within five years. Published June 6, 2013

President Obama uses a cell phone to contact supporters during a surprise visit to meet volunteers at an Obama campaign office, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NSA seizes phone records of Verizon customers

The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order issued in April, according to a report Wednesday evening in the Guardian newspaper. Published June 5, 2013