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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

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

Reversing a pledge to end the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said Thursday he will keep 5,500 U.S. troops deployed there beyond the end of his presidency in 2017 to fight a rising extremist insurgency. Published October 15, 2015

"How is it possible to work together?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked at an investment forum in Moscow. "I think some of our partners simply have mush for brains. They do not have a clear understanding of what really happens in [Syria] and what goals they are seeking to achieve." (Associated Press)

Obama rejects Putin's offer to coordinate military action in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked the Obama administration's rejection of high-level talks to coordinate military action in war-torn Syria, amid reports that Cuba may join Iran in coming to the aid of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow's top ally in the region. Published October 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats in debate propose trillions in new spending

The five Democratic presidential candidates pushed proposals in the first debate Tuesday night that would cost trillions in new spending, from free college tuition to single-payer health care. Published October 14, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in Emmitsburg, Md., in this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

White House says Iran's bad behavior won't deter nuclear deal

The White House chastised Iran Tuesday for detaining Americans and for violating U.N. resolutions on ballistic missile testing but said those transgressions have no bearing on the administration's nuclear deal with Tehran. Published October 13, 2015

A Syrian soldier wrapped in a Syrian flag stands in a damaged house in Achan, Syria. Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in the central Syrian province as government and allied troops pushed out insurgents from local villages to expand their control of the area, activists and a military statement said. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

European diplomats tell Russia to stop bombing Syria

Europe's foreign ministers called on Russia Monday to stop bombing U.S.-backed opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as the collapse of President Obama's plan to fight extremists in Syria raised more questions about America's faltering influence in the Middle East. Published October 12, 2015

"If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more 'Made in America' goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win," said President Obama, insisting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the middle class. (Associated Press)

Obama hails Trans-Pacific Partnership amid bipartisan skepticism

The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a sweeping free trade agreement Monday to cover 40 percent of the world's economy, sparking skepticism among the administration's scarce Republican allies in Congress and intensifying calls by liberals for Hillary Rodham Clinton to take a stand against the pact. Published October 5, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Negotiators reach deal on Asia free-trade pact

A dozen Pacific-rim nations including the U.S. and Japan agreed early Monday to a massive free-trade pact that would cut trade barriers and set new labor and environmental standards, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical Congress. Published October 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he prepares to answer a question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says Russian military entering 'quagmire' in Syria

Responding to Russia's military intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama said Friday that Moscow is likely to get bogged down in a "quagmire" in the country's civil war. Published October 2, 2015

President Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 2, 2015, to announce that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan will be returning to Chicago and Obama has appointed senior Education Department official, John King Jr., to oversee the Education Department. (Associated Press)

Obama vows no more short-term budget measures

President Obama warned Congress Friday that he won't sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the government running when the current measure expires in December. Published October 2, 2015