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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 - This May 16, 2014 file photo shows Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Arlington, Va. What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your prom? Chances are he won't show. But he doesn't ignore it, either. That's what happened when Talia Maselli invited Biden to her high school prom in Newington, Conn. The student reached out last fall knowing Biden's dance card would likely fill up. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

Biden: NATO key to blocking Russian aggression

Five days ahead of crucial elections in Ukraine, Vice President Joseph R. Biden traveled to neighboring Romania Tuesday to reassure the NATO ally of the U.S. commitment to fend off Russian aggression in eastern Europe. Published May 20, 2014

** FILE ** President Obama points to a member of the audience at a meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, May 14, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama seizes N.M. land for national monument in Bundy-like showdown

President Obama is declaring a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S. Published May 19, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the Obama administration's job-driven training agenda at the Change the Equation’s National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summit, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Change the Equation is a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve K-12 education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Biden's Cyprus stop will honor slain ambassador

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will travel to a Mediterranean country this week to pay his respects to a U.S. ambassador killed during an attack on the American diplomatic facility. No, Mr. Biden won't be honoring Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed with three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. Instead the vice president will attend a brief ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the slaying of Ambassador Rodger Davies in Cyprus. Published May 19, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the country to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo)

Obama to push for more highway spending, blame GOP on blocked bill

Residents of the Hudson River valley of New York are being warned to expect commuter delays Wednesday when President Obama visits a heavily used bridge as a backdrop for a speech urging Congress to support his $302 billion transportation plan. Published May 14, 2014

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

Questions on racism, drone attacks plague Obama judicial nominees

The White House is facing another tough battle over one of its judicial nominees — only this time President Obama faces opposition from his own party, with his former Senate colleagues accusing one of his picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia of turning a blind eye to racism in a debate over the Confederate symbol on the state's former flag. Published May 13, 2014

Obama: Immigration bill with amnesty provisions would make U.S. safer

Just a day after the release of a report showing his administration has set free hundreds of illegal immigrants convicted of murder and other serious crimes, President Obama told law enforcement groups Tuesday that an immigration bill with amnesty provisions would make America safer. Published May 13, 2014

A gunman stands guard as pro-Russian protesters listen to a speaker as they declare independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Monday, May 12, 2014. The words on the nameplate read "Luhansk". Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions following their contentious referendum ballot. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

White House blasts 'illegal' balloting results in eastern Ukraine

The White House said Monday it rejects the results of balloting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists declared independence for the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions a day after holding "self rule" elections to break away from the government in Kiev. Published May 12, 2014

FILE - In this Sept 12, 2013 file photo, Vice President gestures while speaking in Washington. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don't wait for the primary season. And the pace is picking up. ( AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Biden hails end of voter ID effort in Pa.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Friday cheered a decision by Pennsylvania's Republican governor not to challenge a court ruling that struck down the state's voter ID law. Published May 9, 2014