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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

Police train their fire hose at protesters as the latter try to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week's visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose have clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Protesters, police clash in Philippines ahead of Obama visit

As President Obama began a weeklong tour of Asia on Wednesday, anti-U.S. protesters in the Philippines clashed with police over the president's scheduled visit and a pact that will beef up U.S. military forces there. Published April 23, 2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice (Associated Press/File)

Obama to renew pitch for big free-trade agreement

President Obama will try to revive a massive free-trade agreement, the centerpiece of his Asia policy, when he departs Tuesday for a weeklong trip to four Pacific Rim nations. Published April 21, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

Skeptics on all sides take aim of John Kerry's tentative deal on Ukraine

Secretary of State John F. Kerry reached a tentative agreement Thursday with Russia's foreign minister to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine by disarming militias, but tensions remained high as three pro-Russian separatists were killed in clashes and Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kiev of plunging the country into an abyss. Published April 17, 2014

Armed pro-Russian activists walk through a street near to the seized Ukrainian regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk,  Ukraine, Monday, April 14, 2014.  Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Obama urges Putin to defuse Russian separatism in Ukraine

President Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to compel pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to lay down their arms and surrender buildings they have seized in 10 cities. Published April 14, 2014

Obama meets with Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis

President Obama met privately Thursday with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, amid accusations by her GOP opponent that she's afraid to be seen in public with the president. Published April 10, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas, during the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama lauds LBJ on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Obama praised former President Lyndon Johnson Thursday for pushing through the landmark legislation and said his own presidency wouldn't be possible without it. Published April 10, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama plans push for gender paycheck equality

President Obama is asking employers this week to pay men and women equally, while the White House Monday tried to defend Mr. Obama's record of paying female staffers only 88 percent of what men earn. Published April 7, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks to students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Obama shifts focus back to minimum wage increase in Michigan visit

Trying to put Obamacare's problems behind him, President Obama renewed his election-year push for an increase in the minimum wage Wednesday and the White House urged fellow Democrats to latch on to the issue for their own political gain. Published April 2, 2014