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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 Obama Friday will visit the Phoenix VA facility where waiting list scandal was first exposed last year, and claim progress on agency fixes. Critics, like Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, say little has changed and that it is time for the administration to "step up and use the tools Congress gave it to reform the department." (Associated Press)

Obama to visit Phoenix VA, claim progress on fixes

President Obama will proclaim progress Friday on promised reforms in veterans' health care at the Phoenix hospital where the scandal erupted last year, but critics and whistleblowers say little has changed at the ailing Department of Veterans Affairs. Published March 12, 2015

President Obama pauses as he shakes hands with people in the crowd after speaking at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, on May 23, 2011, while Mark Connolly (far left), the second-in-command on Obama's security detail, stands by. The Homeland Security Department is investigating Connolly and another senior Secret Service agent accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, an agency spokesman says. (Associated Press)

Secret Service supervisors attended party that led to incident

Several Secret Service supervisors attended the party with heavy drinking earlier this month that led to two senior agents driving a government car into security barricades at the White House, The Washington Times has learned. Published March 12, 2015

Mark Malkowski, President of Stag Arms, holds an AR-15 built at his company in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) **FILE**

ATF apologizes for 'error' on ammo-ban regulations

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is apologizing for a "publishing error" in its regulations that suggested the agency had already banned AR-15 "green tip" ammo well before officials publicly announced a proposal to outlaw the armor-piercing bullets last month. Published March 9, 2015

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, waves a national flag during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in dueling demonstrations on Saturday, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. At left is Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Obama orders sanctions on Venezuelan officials

President Obama ordered a new round of sanctions Monday against Venezuelan officials accused of violating human rights and detaining political prisoners. Published March 9, 2015

A large crowd forms near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak and then take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,' a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama in Selma: America's racial past 'still casts its long shadow'

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bloody civil-rights march in Selma, Alabama, President Obama said Saturday that America's history of racial conflict "still casts its long shadow" and he called on Congress to strengthen voting-rights laws for minorities. Published March 7, 2015

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton facing subpoena on Benghazi as Democrats' fears grow over emails

Revelations about the sophistication of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's secret email system spurred a move in Congress on Wednesday to subpoena her records about the Benghazi terrorist attacks and stirred fresh doubts among Democrats about her presumed presidential bid. Published March 4, 2015

President Barack Obama listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama won't watch Netanyahu speak to Congress

President Obama is scheduled to take part in a secure videoconference on Ukraine Tuesday morning while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking to Congress. Published March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama urges Israel to embrace Iran talks

In an effort to preempt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's highly anticipated speech to Congress, President Obama said Monday that Israel should accept his administration's position on nuclear talks with Iran to achieve a verifiable, 10-year freeze on nuclear activity. Published March 2, 2015

Members of the Secret Service search the grounds of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and first lady were in India. It was unclear whether their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were at home at the time of the incident with their grandmother, Marian Robinson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Secret Service arrest three for entering White House grounds

The Secret Service arrested three men for entering the White House grounds in separate incidents over the past two days, including a man who allegedly snuck in a gate behind a construction worker Monday morning. Published March 2, 2015