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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 Barack Obama speaks about Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to veto defense bill in photo-op

In a rare move, President Obama will hold a photo-op in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon to publicize his veto of a defense bill in a dispute with Republican lawmakers over budget caps and the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Published October 22, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden pauses at George Washington University in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, during a forum to honor the legacy of former Vice President Walter Mondale. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

He's out: Joe Biden announces he won't run for president

Ending months of speculation, Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced Wednesday that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, removing a potential threat to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton even as he scolded her for partisanship. Published October 21, 2015

Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican and chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

House panel issues subpoenas in VA scandal

For the first time ever, the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to issue subpoenas, seeking the testimony of five officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs about abuses in a relocation program for senior agency managers. Published October 21, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth meeting, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, in this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Joe Biden ready to run for president: lawmaker

Expectations that Vice President Joseph R. Biden will soon enter the Democratic race for president are mounting in Washington, with sources spreading the word that the announcement is imminent. Published October 19, 2015

In this April 17, 2015, file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of the Transocean Polar Pioneer, a semi-submersible drilling unit that Royal Dutch Shell leases from Transocean Ltd., as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific before its eventual Arctic destination. The U.S. government on Monday gave Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.  (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File)

Obama freezes drilling in Arctic until 2017

Citing "low industry interest," the Interior Department announced a freeze Friday on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska until at least 2017. Published October 16, 2015

Allison Hickey, under secretary for benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, testifies to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing to review the Veterans Benefits Administrations progress in ending its disability compensation claims backlog by 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Allison Hickey, top VA official, steps down

A top official at the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Friday after taking much of the criticism for the agency's management failures and facing a congressional hearing next week over misusing a taxpayer-funded employee relocation program. Published October 16, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth meeting in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington on Sept. 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Joe Biden ducks questions about 2016 presidential race

Vice President Joseph R. Biden ducked reporters' questions about whether he'll enter the 2016 presidential race Thursday, two days after Hillary Rodham Clinton and four other Democratic hopefuls held their first debate. Published October 15, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

Reversing a pledge to end the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said Thursday he will keep 5,500 U.S. troops deployed there beyond the end of his presidency in 2017 to fight a rising extremist insurgency. Published October 15, 2015

"How is it possible to work together?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked at an investment forum in Moscow. "I think some of our partners simply have mush for brains. They do not have a clear understanding of what really happens in [Syria] and what goals they are seeking to achieve." (Associated Press)

Obama rejects Putin's offer to coordinate military action in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked the Obama administration's rejection of high-level talks to coordinate military action in war-torn Syria, amid reports that Cuba may join Iran in coming to the aid of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow's top ally in the region. Published October 14, 2015