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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Obama speaks at a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama's 'soft power' policy in a world of hurt

President Obama's foreign policy strategy of "soft power" and reliance on international organizations is suffering setbacks around the globe this year, including from Egypt, Syria, Russia and China. Published August 13, 2013

President Obama waves to a group of on-lookers while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama to push economic agenda on Northeast road trip

Extending a series of summer speeches on the economy, President Obama will embark on a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania next week, the White House said Monday. Published August 12, 2013

President Obama speaks at a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama challenged on terror, al Qaeda claims

Facing more questions about his handling of the war against Islamist terrorists, President Obama said Friday the U.S. will "never" wipe out terrorism completely and he claimed a personal victory in the killing of Osama bin Laden. Published August 9, 2013

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in June in Northern Ireland. Mr. Obama has put off a scheduled meeting in Moscow following Mr. Putin's granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
(Associated Press)

Obama to keep pushing Putin over Snowden

The Obama administration will continue to pressure Russia to send back fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, despite deteriorating relations between the two nations that resulted in President Obama canceling a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published August 8, 2013

**FILE** Former President Bill Clinton (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bill Clinton, one of only two presidents in history to be impeached, will be among 16 honorees to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, the White House announced Thursday. Published August 8, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

It's official: Obama cancels Putin summit

President Obama is canceling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin due to Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced early Wednesday. Published August 7, 2013

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in June in Northern Ireland. Mr. Obama has put off a scheduled meeting in Moscow following Mr. Putin's granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
(Associated Press)

Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden amnesty deal

President Obama canceled a planned one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to protest Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced Wednesday. Published August 7, 2013

President Obama speaks to with U.S. troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2013. The visit to the Marine Corps base is Obama's final stop on a two-day West Coast trip that included the roll-out of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. (Associated Press)

Obama: Al Qaeda 'on the way to defeat'

Speaking to Marines who've borne the brunt of combat in Afghanistan, President Obama said Wednesday that hard fighting remains, but the "core" of al Qaeda is nearly defeated. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of "Turbo" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York on July 9, 2013. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Obama dines with Hollywood mogul Katzenberg

President Obama had a quiet and unannounced dinner Tuesday night with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, a mega-donor whose studio has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Published August 7, 2013

**FILE** President Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House after returning from Camp David in Washington on Aug. 4, 2013, his 52nd birthday . (Associated Press)

Obama to participate in online housing chat

President Obama is taking his economic campaign online with plans to answer housing questions from the public during an event hosted by the real-estate website Zillow Inc. Published August 5, 2013

A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat'' of an al Qaeda attack. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Terrorist scare tests Obama's campaign claim; not far on the 'path to defeat'

Even as the White House insisted that the U.S. has made great strides in the war against terrorism under President Obama, the president's spokesman acknowledged Monday that officials cannot rule out the possibility that the latest terrorist plot apparently discussed between top al Qaeda operatives could jeopardize the U.S. homeland. Published August 5, 2013

**FILE** People fill up the room at the job fair on July 15, 2013, in South Burlington, Vt. (Associated Press)

Obama, GOP clash on jobs numbers

The White House said Friday the lowering of the unemployment rate to 7.4 percent in July is further proof that Washington should adopt more of President Obama's proposals to boost the economy, despite a slowing of the rate of jobs added during the month. Published August 2, 2013

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena displays a temporary document Thursday that allows Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia. (Associated Press)

With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. 'reset' policy

Russia granted temporary asylum Thursday to fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, prompting President Obama to threaten boycotting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raising criticism in Congress that the administration's "reset" with Moscow has failed. Published August 1, 2013