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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 ** 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

Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko gestures, during a press conference, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 26, 2014.  The leader of the Ukrainian presidential race, Pyotr Poroshenko, does not intend to stop the use of force in the southeast of the country. He made this statement at a news conference on Monday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Obama to meet with Ukraine president-elect

President Obama will meet Ukraine's newly elected president Wednesday in Poland during a trip to reassure allies worried about Russia's aggression. Published May 30, 2014

** FILE ** President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama to urge adults to mentor black and Hispanic boys

President Obama will call on all American adults Friday to make a long-term commitment to mentoring black and Hispanic boys as part of his initiative to help young men of color succeed in school. Published May 30, 2014

In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams during an NBC Exclusive interview. (AP Photo/NBC News)

Snowden email contradicts whistleblower claim, Democrats say

The Obama administration and its Democratic allies released an email from fugitive spy agency contractor Edward Snowden Thursday to refute his claim that he raised concerns internally about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program. Published May 29, 2014

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the change Saturday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Obama won't commit to Shinseki, White House says

The White House refused to say Thursday that President Obama still has confidence in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the wake of a new report that shows health care was delayed for 1,700 veterans in Phoenix. Published May 29, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. In a broad defense of his foreign policy, the president declared  that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Obama trying hard to reverse economic slide: White House

President Obama's top economic adviser said Thursday that the president "will do everything he can" to improve the economy in light of a revised government report showing a steeper slowdown in the first quarter. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** In this May 31, 2009, pool file photo reviewed by the U.S. military and shot through a window, a guard wearing a protective face mask speaks with a detainee through a fence as another paces inside the exercise yard at Camp five detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)

Obama: Must close Gitmo before I leave office

President Obama said Thursday he's still determined to close the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his presidency. Published May 29, 2014