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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

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Earnest discussed the anonymous email threat that closed all Los Angeles schools, and other topics.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House supports L.A. officials' decision to close schools

The White House said Tuesday it won't "second-guess" a decision by Los Angeles officials to close the school system in response to a bomb threat, saying local officials bear ultimate responsibility for keeping their communities safe. Published December 15, 2015

The official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location in October. (Associated Press)

Iranian ballistic missile test violates U.N. resolution, sanctions monitors say

Iran violated a U.N. resolution in October by testing a medium-range ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential report, even as the U.N. nuclear agency closed the books Tuesday on a decade-long probe of Tehran's suspected atomic weapons program. Published December 15, 2015

President Barack Obama walks with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., his nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Obama chose the widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014 to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Walking behind them is Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama talks tough on terrorism, tries to calm Americans' fears

President Obama tried to calm Americans' fears of another terrorist attack Monday, asserting that the U.S.-led coalition is attacking the Islamic State "harder than ever," but the White House also struggled to explain why the administration prohibits immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas for evidence of jihadi sympathies. Published December 14, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre, in Paris, in this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House urges Congress not to delay action on free-trade deal

The White House urged Congress Friday not to delay action on a massive free-trade deal with Pacific rim nations, a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers likely won't consider it until after the presidential election in 2016. Published December 11, 2015

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, in Las Vegas. A planned visit to Israel by U.S. Republican hopeful Donald Trump is turning into one big headache for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader, widely seen as a supporter of the Republican Party, shares much in common with Trump. But cozying up to the GOP front-runner risks is fraught with risks, particularly after his controversial calls to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. and comments to a Jewish group that some said bordered on anti-Semitic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

White House 'relieved' that Trump postponed trip to Israel

The White House is "relieved" that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has postponed a planned trip to Israel, saying tensions in the Middle East are too high for the candidate who's making headlines with his plan to bar Muslims from the U.S. Published December 10, 2015

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