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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 ** President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the country to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo)

Obama to push for more highway spending, blame GOP on blocked bill

Residents of the Hudson River valley of New York are being warned to expect commuter delays Wednesday when President Obama visits a heavily used bridge as a backdrop for a speech urging Congress to support his $302 billion transportation plan. Published May 14, 2014

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

Questions on racism, drone attacks plague Obama judicial nominees

The White House is facing another tough battle over one of its judicial nominees — only this time President Obama faces opposition from his own party, with his former Senate colleagues accusing one of his picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia of turning a blind eye to racism in a debate over the Confederate symbol on the state's former flag. Published May 13, 2014

Obama: Immigration bill with amnesty provisions would make U.S. safer

Just a day after the release of a report showing his administration has set free hundreds of illegal immigrants convicted of murder and other serious crimes, President Obama told law enforcement groups Tuesday that an immigration bill with amnesty provisions would make America safer. Published May 13, 2014

A gunman stands guard as pro-Russian protesters listen to a speaker as they declare independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Monday, May 12, 2014. The words on the nameplate read "Luhansk". Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions following their contentious referendum ballot. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

White House blasts 'illegal' balloting results in eastern Ukraine

The White House said Monday it rejects the results of balloting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists declared independence for the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions a day after holding "self rule" elections to break away from the government in Kiev. Published May 12, 2014

FILE - In this Sept 12, 2013 file photo, Vice President gestures while speaking in Washington. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don't wait for the primary season. And the pace is picking up. ( AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Biden hails end of voter ID effort in Pa.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Friday cheered a decision by Pennsylvania's Republican governor not to challenge a court ruling that struck down the state's voter ID law. Published May 9, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's actions on night of Benghazi attack under scrutiny

As House investigators gear up for a new probe of Benghazi, one question they'll likely pursue is what President Obama did or didn't do on the night that the terrorist attack was unfolding 20 months ago. Published May 7, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama hits campaign trail for wary Democrats

Although he's shunned by some fellow Democrats on the campaign trail, President Obama will work to fill their coffers when he embarks Wednesday on a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast. Published May 6, 2014

Roundup for Russia: Militants march Ukrainian state employees away from the regional administration building in Donetsk on Monday, continuing their campaign of seizing and ransacking government buildings across restive eastern Ukraine. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

U.S. warns Russia to quell crisis with eye on Ukraine's May 25 elections

As violence escalated in Ukraine on Monday ahead of critical elections, the Obama administration stood pat with calls for Russia to obey the terms of a diplomatic agreement to ease the crisis and warned that the West was ready to impose more economic sanctions. Published May 5, 2014

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 2, 2014, to their joint news conference in the Rose Garden. Obama and Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Merkel: Still 'differences' with U.S. on snooping

With President Obama standing beside her, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she still has "differences of opinion" with the U.S. over the level of spying needed to combat terrorism. Published May 2, 2014

The White House said Thursday that there are no further complications in President Obama's relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel since she expressed deep resentment last year over revelations that the National Security Agency had spied on her personal and professional communications. The two will hold a joint press conference Friday after four hours of scheduled meetings (Associated Press)

Talk of Russia to dominate Obama, Merkel meeting

The crisis in Ukraine, and Germany's reluctance to impose deeper sanctions on Russia, will dominate a meeting Friday when President Obama hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. Published May 1, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, during his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.  (AP Photo)

Boehner: Kerry must answer for concealing key Benghazi email

House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday demanded that Secretary of State John F. Kerry testify to Congress about why his department hid a key email that seems to show the White House tainted the talking points following the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. Published May 1, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Carney was asked several questions about the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett. (AP Photo)

White House under fire again on Benghazi emails

For the second straight day, the White House struggled to explain its rationale for withholding an email from Congress that detailed Susan E. Rice's infamous "talking points" about the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Published May 1, 2014

** FILE ** This Sept 13, 2012, file photo shows the inside of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

White House denies memo connected to Benghazi

The White House said Wednesday it withheld an email from Congress and the media regarding Susan Rice's infamous "talking points" about the terrorist attack in Benghazi because the memo did not deal directly with the attack. Published April 30, 2014