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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 [email protected].

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in Emmitsburg, Md., in this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

White House says Iran's bad behavior won't deter nuclear deal

The White House chastised Iran Tuesday for detaining Americans and for violating U.N. resolutions on ballistic missile testing but said those transgressions have no bearing on the administration's nuclear deal with Tehran. Published October 13, 2015

A Syrian soldier wrapped in a Syrian flag stands in a damaged house in Achan, Syria. Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in the central Syrian province as government and allied troops pushed out insurgents from local villages to expand their control of the area, activists and a military statement said. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

European diplomats tell Russia to stop bombing Syria

Europe's foreign ministers called on Russia Monday to stop bombing U.S.-backed opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as the collapse of President Obama's plan to fight extremists in Syria raised more questions about America's faltering influence in the Middle East. Published October 12, 2015

"If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more 'Made in America' goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win," said President Obama, insisting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the middle class. (Associated Press)

Obama hails Trans-Pacific Partnership amid bipartisan skepticism

The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a sweeping free trade agreement Monday to cover 40 percent of the world's economy, sparking skepticism among the administration's scarce Republican allies in Congress and intensifying calls by liberals for Hillary Rodham Clinton to take a stand against the pact. Published October 5, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Negotiators reach deal on Asia free-trade pact

A dozen Pacific-rim nations including the U.S. and Japan agreed early Monday to a massive free-trade pact that would cut trade barriers and set new labor and environmental standards, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical Congress. Published October 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he prepares to answer a question from members of the media during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says Russian military entering 'quagmire' in Syria

Responding to Russia's military intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama said Friday that Moscow is likely to get bogged down in a "quagmire" in the country's civil war. Published October 2, 2015

President Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 2, 2015, to announce that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan will be returning to Chicago and Obama has appointed senior Education Department official, John King Jr., to oversee the Education Department. (Associated Press)

Obama vows no more short-term budget measures

President Obama warned Congress Friday that he won't sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the government running when the current measure expires in December. Published October 2, 2015

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