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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.

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Smoke rises after airstrikes in western Syria in this image by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified by AP reporting. (Associated Press)

Russia airstrikes in Syria alarm Obama critics

Russia followed its launch of airstrikes in Syria with a call Wednesday for the world to unite and form a coalition in the fight against terrorist groups, raising concerns that the Obama administration was caught flatfooted and prompting calls for President Obama to "wake up" and reassert American leadership in the Middle East. Published September 30, 2015

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during remarks of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Associated Press.

McCain urges Obama to 'wake up' as Russia begins airstrikes in Syria

Sen. John McCain urged President Obama Wednesday to "wake up" and reassert American leadership in the Middle East, following reports that Russian military jets carried out their first airstrikes in support of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Published September 30, 2015

A Secret Service agent straightens the Papal flag on a motorcade vehicle prior to Pope Francis departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in  Washington, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama praises Secret Service for protecting Pope Francis

President Obama offered rare praise for the Secret Service Tuesday, saying agents worked "flawlessly" in protecting Pope Francis and other world leaders who visited the U.S. during the past week. Published September 29, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin head into a bilateral meeting Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Obama stands up to Putin, rejects Russian's strategy against ISIS in Syria

A day after tangling with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria, President Obama said Tuesday that he is leading a "global movement" to defeat the Islamic State with a strategy that includes replacing Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is receiving more military aid from Moscow. Published September 29, 2015

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Watchdog finds padding in VA's employee relocations, salaries

A government watchdog said Monday that the Veterans Affairs department routinely wasted taxpayer money in promoting and transferring senior executives, spending $1.3 million to relocate just 22 employees over a three-year period. Published September 28, 2015

Pope Francis acknowledges faithful as he parades on his way to celebrate Mass Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) **FILE**

Pope Francis: 'God weeps' for sex abuse victims

Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass Sunday to wrap up his six-day visit to the U.S., just hours after taking the dramatic step of meeting with survivors of clergy sexual abuse and promising to hold accountable those responsible for the church scandal. Published September 27, 2015

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday to a private dinner at the Blair House, across the street from the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama to host Xi Jinping amid growing tensions over Chinese cyberattacks

President Obama will honor Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday with a 21-gun salute and a state dinner at the White House amid growing tensions over China's cyberplundering of U.S. government secrets, relentless industrial espionage, human rights crackdowns and an aggressive confrontation with an American spy plane. Published September 24, 2015

American Catholics are "concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and the right to religious liberty," Pope Francis told President Obama at the arrival ceremony in his honor at the White House. (Associated Press)

Pope lectures Obama on religious liberty

Pope Francis called for American leadership Wednesday in combating climate change, embracing immigrants and caring for the poor, using his unparalleled pulpit to sound solidarity with President Obama on a host of issues -- but the pontiff also poked the White House on religious liberty, and insisted pro-life and family causes were at the center of his visit. Published September 23, 2015

President Barack Obama guides Pope Francis to his chair during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pope gives Obama mild lecture on religious liberty

Pope Francis gave President Obama a mini-lecture in public about religious freedom Wednesday, as several U.S. religious institutions press court challenges to the administration's contraception mandate under Obamacare. Published September 23, 2015

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pope Francis welcomed, lauded by Obama at White House

With a level of pomp and circumstance rare even in Washington, President Obama welcomed Pope Francis to the White House Wednesday and praised the pontiff for leading on a host of social and moral issues. Published September 23, 2015

Criticism fell on Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson after he said Sunday that he would not favor electing a Muslim U.S. president. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson slammed over Muslim president comments

A chorus of condemnation, ranging from Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham to the White House and Hillary Rodham Clinton fell upon Ben Carson on Monday over his statement that he would not favor electing a Muslim as U.S. president. Published September 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is interviewed in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) ** FILE **

White House slams Ben Carson

The Obama White House criticized Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson Monday for saying that a Muslim should not be elected president. Published September 21, 2015

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes U.N. nuclear chief Yukiya Amano for their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Rouhani told Amano on Sunday that his agency should be fair in its implementation of a nuclear deal reached between Iran and the world powers, according to a report on Rouhani's website. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iranians provided own samples for nuclear site inspection

The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency investigators, touching off a fresh dispute between congressional Republicans and the White House over weaknesses in the administration's deal with Tehran. Published September 21, 2015