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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 Donald Trump is due to unveil his plans for the U.S. armed involvement in Afghanistan, a campaign now in its 16th year, in a prime-time address Monday. Some inside the administration are pushing for a troop surge in the country. (Associated Press)

Trump to unveil 'update on the path forward' for Afghanistan

President Trump will unveil his highly anticipated strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia during a prime-time address Monday night, an address that will cap months of intense debate between the president's inner circle and the country's top national security leaders on the way forward in the war-torn region. Published August 20, 2017

President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon gives a major interview on CBS "60 minutes". (Associated Press)

Steve Bannon is out as President Trump's chief strategist

President Trump and new chief of staff John F. Kelly ousted Chief White House Strategist Stephen K. Bannon Friday, jettisoning the adviser who was viewed as the president's key link to the "alt-right" movement and white nationalism. Published August 18, 2017

Conservatives tell Trump that Bannon, Conway vital to his agenda

Amid reports that the fate of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon could be decided Friday, a group of influential conservatives is telling President Trump in a letter that Mr. Bannon and counselor Kellyanne Conway are among his most valuable advisers, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 18, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump raises U.S. Cyber Command to full combatant status

President Trump said Friday he is elevating the U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command, and will likely split off cyber operations from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency. Published August 18, 2017

Trump kills advisory panel on infrastructure needs

President Trump on Thursday abandoned plans to create an advisory board on infrastructure, the third business-related setback of the week amid CEOs turning their backs on him. Published August 17, 2017

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, in this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Bannon's white nationalist comments puzzle detractors

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon puzzled detractors who accuse him of racism this week by calling white nationalists "clowns" and "losers," and people close to President Trump's embattled adviser say his true political motivations actually have been pinpointed best by none other than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Published August 17, 2017

VA secretary condemns neo-Nazi violence

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin spoke out Wednesday against white supremacists and neo-Nazis who held a violent rally in Virginia, saying President Trump shares his views that bigotry cannot be tolerated in the U.S. Published August 16, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hasn't said one way or the other whether he plans to pursue the endangerment finding, which provided the legal underpinning for much of the Obama administration's agenda inside the agency. (Associated Press/File)

Federal government needs major overhaul to cut red tape, reduce costs: Report

Shrinking the federal bureaucracy would spur economic growth and reduce costs to taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday that targets agencies such as the EPA, the National Labor Relations Board and the Commerce Department for paring down or outright elimination. Published August 16, 2017

President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon gives a major interview on CBS "60 minutes". (Associated Press)

Trump defends Bannon amid calls for his dismissal

President Trump defended the character of embattled White House strategist Steve Bannon Tuesday against rising calls for his resignation for allegedly stoking racial divisions, but the president stopped short of promising that he wouldn't fire his top adviser. Published August 15, 2017

Member of Trump's diversity council calls for Bannon's resignation

A member of President Trump's diversity council called on White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to resign Tuesday following the president's belated denunciation of white nationalist groups for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Published August 15, 2017