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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

"We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum," President Obama said of the Islamic State terrorist group, which also is known as ISIL and ISIS. "The ISIL core in Syria and Iraq continues to shrink. We are focused, and we are going to win." (Associated Press)

Obama hails 'momentum' in fight against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

President Obama claimed significant progress Wednesday in the military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, but a top Syrian official said President Bashar Assad will not give up control of the war-torn nation, where the extremists have flourished. Published April 13, 2016

House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the U.S. Capitol, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama administration to issue new oil and gas drilling regulations

The Obama administration will issue sweeping new regulations Thursday for offshore oil and natural gas drillers, potentially costly requirements to prevent environmental disasters such as the BP accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago. Published April 13, 2016

President Obama meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 4, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House won't commit to declassifying secret 9/11 report

Ahead of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia next week, the White House sidestepped questions Tuesday about whether the president supports declassifying 28 pages omitted from a joint commission's report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks that reportedly implicate the Saudis. Published April 12, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at the newly designated Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on National Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington. The museum says the house was erected more than 200 years ago. The National Woman's Party bought the house in 1929 and uses it as its headquarters, advocating for equality and full political representation for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama hasn't decided whether to visit Hiroshima, White House says

On the heels of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit to Hiroshima, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama hasn't decided whether to visit the site of the world's first nuclear weapon attack when he travels to Japan next month. Published April 12, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at the newly designated Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on National Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington. The museum says the house was erected more than 200 years ago. The National Woman's Party bought the house in 1929 and uses it as its headquarters, advocating for equality and full political representation for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama dedicates national monument for women's equality

President Obama gave a not-so-subtle plug for Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy Tuesday as he designated a new national monument in Washington to honor the movement for women's equality. Published April 12, 2016

Judge Merrick Garland is scheduled to have breakfast Tuesday with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, who has said he won't hold hearings on the nominee. (Associated Press)

Merrick Garland is no moderate, small-business group says

An influential small-business group on Tuesday rated Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as anti-business and biased in favor of government regulators, dealing a blow to his long-shot candidacy. Published April 11, 2016

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said that the aftermath of the ouster of Libya's Moammar Ghadhafi informed President Obama's military decision-making on Syria. (Associated Press)

Obama learned lessons from Libya 'mistake,' White House says

The White House said Monday that President Obama learned lessons from his "worst mistake" — failing to prepare for the aftermath of ousting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi — and said this has led to smarter military decisions in Syria's civil war and against the Islamic State. Published April 11, 2016

Mr. Obama's job approval has climbed to 53 percent in the Gallup daily tracking poll, its highest point since January 2013, shortly after his re-election. (Associated Press)

Obama's rising approval rating opens door to increased campaign role

President Obama's job approval rating has reached its highest level in three years, buoyed by a slowly improving economy, the battle with Senate Republicans over his Supreme Court nominee and the chaotic tenor of the campaign to replace him. Published April 10, 2016

"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," President Obama has said. "I have a lot of faith in the American people." (Associated Press)

Obama jumps into campaign fray with attacks on Trump

President Obama likes to say he has run his last race, but he is increasingly campaigning against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump while Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders wage their protracted battle for the Democratic nomination. Published April 6, 2016