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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

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate near a Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. The protesters are calling for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

White House questions 'authenticity' of Planned Parenthood videos

The White House dismissed the need for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood Friday, citing the opinions of three liberal newspapers as evidence that "impartial observers" are raising questions about the authenticity of a pro-life group's undercover videos on the sale of fetal tissue. Published July 31, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House ridicules Sen. Tom Cotton as 'man of mystery'

President Obama's spokesman belittled Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas as an "international man of mystery" Thursday over the lawmaker's claim to have uncovered a secret side deal of the Iranian nuclear accord while on a mission to Europe. Published July 30, 2015

Islamic State militants have made it a priority to mold children under their rule into a new generation of fighters, suicide bombers and executioners. (Associated Press/File)

Islamic State 'growing' in Afghanistan: watchdog

Taliban leader Mullah Omar may be dead, but there's another security threat emerging in Afghanistan, with a government watchdog reporting increased concern in the U.S. and in Kabul that the Islamic State is gaining a foothold there. Published July 30, 2015

FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing examining the IRS data breach.  The IRS is joining with state and private industry to combat identity theft by sharing more data about how tax returns are filed and taking other steps, Koskinen announced Thursday, June 11. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama digs in, refuses to fire IRS commissioner

President Obama has no intention of firing IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the White House said Wednesday in response to Republican lawmakers calling for his ouster. Published July 29, 2015

Secretary of State John F. Kerry speaks to President Obama prior to reaching a nuclear deal with Iran. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

White House wants Kerry to 'get to the bottom' of Clinton's email questions

The White House said Wednesday that it supports Secretary of State John F. Kerry's vow to "get to the bottom" of reports that two government watchdogs raised serious questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's mishandling of classified information on her private email server. Published July 29, 2015

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit both countries. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama's flight to Africa tops $5 million: study

President Obama's five-day trip to Africa cost taxpayers more than $5 million in flight time alone for Air Force One, according to a study released Tuesday. Published July 28, 2015

President Obama delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On the final day of his African trip, Obama was focusing on economic opportunities and African security. (AP Photo)

Obama: 'If I ran again, I could win' a third term

President Obama Tuesday chided African leaders who refuse to leave office after their terms end, saying he himself could win a third term in the U.S. but is looking forward to walking away from the White House. Published July 28, 2015

President Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia, said during a news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Monday that Republican presidential candidates are attempting to distort the facts of his Iran nuclear deal. (Associated Press)

Obama decries GOP for distorting facts of Iran deal

President Obama belittled Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Monday for playing "fast and loose" with the facts of his administration's nuclear deal with Iran, scolding them for "sad" and irresponsible behavior. Published July 27, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama meets 'Lucy,' mankind's fossilized ancestor

President Obama touched the fossilized bones Monday of "Lucy," a 3-million-year-old ape-like creature linked to modern humans -- even Donald Trump, according to the president's tour guide. Published July 27, 2015

President Obama shakes hands with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after arriving at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Sunday. Mr. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. His trip also included a stop in Kenya, the homeland of his late father. (Associated Press)

Obama criticizes Mike Huckabee, GOP as 'sad' on Iran rhetoric

President Obama blasted Republicans Monday for playing "fast and loose" with the facts of his administration's nuclear deal with Iran and said some GOP presidential candidates are using the issue to divert attention from Donald Trump's surging campaign. Published July 27, 2015

In this Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, file photo, then U.S. Sen. Barack Obama meets with his step-grandmother Sarah Obama at his father's house in Kogelo, western Kenya. On Friday, July 24, 2015, Obama is due to arrive in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for the first time since he was a U.S. senator in 2006, and the first stop on his two-nation African tour in which he will also visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File) **FILE**

Obama to meet extended family on visit to Kenya

Amid security concerns and limits on his travel, President Obama will nonetheless get to spend time with several members of his extended family when he visits his father's homeland of Kenya Friday for the first time as sitting president. Published July 23, 2015