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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

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, leaves as the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, begins his statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the committee's hearing where former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

White House: Issa dissed Cummings by cutting mic

The White House said Thursday that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa shouldn't have dissed Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland by shutting down a hearing while Mr. Cummings was speaking. Published March 6, 2014

A Russian soldier guards a pier where two Ukrainian naval vessels are moored, in Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ukraine's new prime minister said Wednesday that embattled Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers. Since last weekend, Russian troops have taken control of much of the peninsula in the Black Sea, where Russian speakers are in the majority. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Send in the U.N. monitors, White House pleads with Putin

The Obama administration called on Russia on Wednesday to allow international monitors into the Crimean region of Ukraine, as the administration sought to broker a diplomatic solution to the tense standoff over the occupation by Russian troops. Published March 5, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers a question regarding the ongoing situation in the Ukraine, during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday, March 3, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama shoved to sidelines as Russia ignores U.S. threats of isolation

President Obama warned Russia on Monday of possible U.S. sanctions over its military land grab in Ukraine, but Moscow brushed aside international threats, tightening its stranglehold on Crimea and calling audaciously for a national unity government in Kiev. Published March 3, 2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014 file-pool photoFirst lady Michelle Obama speaks in Miami. Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China’s first lady and high school and university students. It will be her first visit ever to the Asian economic powerhouse. In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and plays an important role on the world stage. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

Michelle Obama set for China visit focusing on education

The White House said that, as with Mrs. Obama's previous trips to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, she "will be focusing on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people in both countries." Published March 3, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as part of her Let's Move program. The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that would make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady Michelle Obama plans China trip

First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China later this month for a weeklong visit focused on education, the White House announced Monday. Mrs. Obama will visit Beijing for four days and will meet with Madame Peng, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The trip will take place from March 19 through March 26. Published March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, Obama will personally appeal to Netanyahu to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians, while also trying to manage Israel's deep suspicion of his pursuit of a nuclear accord with Iran. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama tells Netanyahu 'tough decisions' necessary in peace talks

President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday that “tough decisions” must be made to move forward with Palestinian peace talks, but the Israeli leader countered that the Palestinians aren’t bargaining in good faith. Published March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama will meet with the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island on Wednesday to discuss minimum wage. (Associated Press)

New England governors, Obama to push minimum wage

Brushing aside a recent report that raised red flags about the impact of raising the federal minimum wage, President Obama intends to step up the effort on behalf of one of his top domestic priorities by enlisting four Democratic governors from New England to pressure Congress. Published March 2, 2014

Obama outlines creation of rare black-focused program

After years of proclaiming his policies are color-blind, President Obama is establishing a program Thursday specifically to help young black men, whose fortunes have worsened since he took office. Published February 27, 2014