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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

Volunteers in the newly formed "Peace Brigades" participate in a parade near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after called for by the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr to form brigades to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

Obama will send 300 'advisers' to Iraq, open to ‘targeted’ action

President Obama said Thursday that he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to aid in the urgent fight against advancing Sunni militants, ramping up U.S. involvement in the country less than three years after he withdrew all American troops. Published June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Obama briefed leaders of Congress on US options for blunting an Islamic insurgency in Iraq. US officials say Obama is not yet prepared to move forward with strikes and is instead focused on increased training for Iraq's security forces, boosting Iraqi intelligence capacities and upgrading equipment. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Congress weigh Iraq options; GOP slams president's waffling

President Obama reviewed military options in Iraq with congressional leaders Wednesday as militants attacked the country's biggest oil refinery and Republicans accused Mr. Obama of dithering while hard-fought U.S. gains are being lost. Published June 18, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during a joint statement to the press, alongside Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax)

Biden will make plea, but Obama’s voice urged to stop immigrant children

President Obama has dispatched Vice President Joseph R. Biden to Central America this week to plead with parents to stop sending their children illegally to the U.S., but critics say the president himself should take a stronger stand to stem the surge of child immigrants streaming over the Mexican border. Published June 16, 2014

President Obama stands for the National Anthem during the graduation ceremony for Worcester Technical High School, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Worcester, Mass. Afterward he will attend a democratic fundraiser in Massachusetts, before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Obama gets clean bill of health

Other than a sore right foot and mildly high cholesterol, President Obama is in excellent health, his doctor reported Thursday. Published June 12, 2014

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White House shifts reason for failing to notify Congress in Bergdahl trade

The Obama administration again shifted its explanation Tuesday for failing to notify Congress about the deal to gain the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying it couldn't divulge "operational details" of the secret military mission without risking the lives of U.S. soldiers who conducted the exchange. Published June 10, 2014

FILE - This April 4, 2014 file photo shows White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest speaking during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

White House disputes lawmakers on Bergdahl deal

The White House said Tuesday the number of administration officials who knew in advance about the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was smaller than the 80 or 90 officials claimed by some lawmakers briefed on the case. Published June 10, 2014

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Washington. From left are, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In rare move, Obama signs two bills at White House ceremony

It was a rarity at the White House these days — an actual bill-signing ceremony, complete with Republicans and everything. President Obama signed into law Tuesday the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Published June 10, 2014

FILE - In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Bob Bergdahl as Jani Bergdahl stands at left, during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The soldier went missing from his outpost in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was released from Taliban captivity on May 31, 2014 in exchange for five enemy combatants held in the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House defends Bergdahl announcement

The White House defended Monday President Obama's decision to use a high-profile Rose Garden event to announce the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in spite of the soldier's well-known status inside the government as a possible deserter. Published June 9, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 2, 2014. Carney was asked about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl  from Afghanistan and a sweeping initiative by the Obama administration to curb pollutants blamed for global warming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House defends prisoner swap with Taliban

The White House Monday defended President Obama's failure to notify Congress in advance of a prisoner swap with the Taliban, saying the administration had consulted lawmakers for years about the possibility of recovering a U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan. Published June 2, 2014

Although the two foreign leaders are not expected to meet this week, President Obama departs Monday night on a four-day trip to Europe that is likely to reinforce his personal history of foreign-policy torment at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press Photographs)

Putin overshadows Obama's trip to Europe

Second-term presidents try to burnish their legacies with foreign travel, but President Obama's trip to Europe this week is likely instead to reinforce his personal history of foreign-policy torment at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published June 1, 2014