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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 greets people in the audience during the second of two Hanukkah receptions the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama signs law overhauling education policy

Calling it a bipartisan "Christmas miracle," President Obama signed into law Thursday an overhaul of federal education law that gives states more authority to evaluate standardized test results, and retreats from the Common Core standards that the administration has embraced. Published December 10, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama, Israeli leader meet on ISIS, security

President Obama discussed with Israel's president Wednesday a deal for more U.S. military aid, while the Israeli leader said his country is not waging war against Islam. Published December 9, 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, applauds to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, after he addressed the Ukraine Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Biden addressed the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday, criticizing Russia and saying that the US and all of Europe stood with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mikhail Palinchak, Pool)

Biden: I could have won in 2016

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he made the right decision not to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, even though he believes he could have won. Published December 9, 2015

President Obama stands with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 9, 2015, during an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment that abolished slavery. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House threatens shutdown over anti-NLRB measure

The White House said President Obama might allow the government to shut down Friday if Congress includes a measure in the budget to reverse a National Labor Relations Board ruling that broadens employers' liability for labor violations. Published December 9, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama: U.S. still bears 'scars' of slavery

President Obama Wednesday commemorated the 150th anniversary of abolishing slavery in the U.S., using the occasion to draw parallels to the current political furor over Muslim immigration and terrorism. Published December 9, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama to deliver prime-time address Sunday on Islamic State

In the wake of the terror attack in California, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office Sunday night about steps the government is taking to protect Americans from the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Published December 5, 2015

President Obama puts his arm around former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, before he speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 17, 2013, about measures to reduce gun violence. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama meets with ex-Rep. Giffords on gun control

Continuing his push for gun control Friday, President Obama met with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband at the White House to discuss executive actions to restrict gun ownership. Published December 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

ISIS link in San Bernardino rampage defies Obama's safety assurances

Reports that the female attacker in the California mass shooting pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State are surfacing just two days after President Obama said he believed the U.S. was safe from a Paris-style attack from the extremist group. Published December 4, 2015

"We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world," President Obama said. (Associated Press)

Obama calls women in combat roles 'historic' step

President Obama said Thursday that the Pentagon's move to open combat units to women will strengthen the U.S. military, similar to the impact in past decades of desegregating the armed forces and allowing gay service members to serve openly. Published December 3, 2015