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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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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

White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said the additional documents signed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran "are not public" but that the administration would share the information with lawmakers behind closed doors. She indicated that the U.S. government doesn't have the documents. (Associated Press)

Obama aides deny GOP accusations of secret U.N. side deals with Iran

Obama administration officials denied Republican accusations Wednesday that the United Nations made secret side deals with Iran over the inspection of Iranian military sites, as lawmakers demanded that the administration disclose the fine print of the nuclear agreement and raised fresh objections to the historic accord. Published July 22, 2015

The American flag is lowered to half-staff above the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to honor the five U.S. service members who were killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama praises Chattanooga victims, orders flags lowered

After an outcry, President Obama ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the four Marines and one sailor who were killed in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week. Published July 21, 2015

A veteran stands as President Barack Obama addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Obama touts VA progress, claims wait times reduced to 'just a few days'

President Obama stunned veterans, Republican lawmakers and even talk show host Jon Stewart Tuesday by claiming his administration has reduced most veterans' wait times for a doctor's appointment to "just a few days," an assertion that veterans said doesn't match reality. Published July 21, 2015

Members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 20, 2015. The U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and adopted a series of measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions that have hurt the Iranian economy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Obama under fire for evading Congress on Iran nuclear deal

President Obama secured quick United Nations approval Monday for his administration's nuclear deal with Iran, sparking bipartisan criticism that he favored the international blessing more than the will of Congress, while hard-liners in Tehran vowed to "never accept" the accord. Published July 20, 2015

President Obama is scheduled to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in Pittsburgh amid reports that veterans' wait times for doctors' appointments have increased in the past year, and with the VA revealing a nearly $3 billion budget shortfall that has Republican lawmakers fuming. (Associated Press)

Obama to hail VA progress in VFW speech as problems persist

President Obama is expected to highlight his administration's progress on veterans' issues Tuesday in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, but many veterans, lawmakers and whistleblowers say the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn't improved since a scandal erupted last year over delayed health care for veterans. Published July 19, 2015