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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

National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaks at the Brookings Institution to outline President Barack Obama's foreign policy priorities, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, is headed to China

Amid Republican criticism about provocations from Beijing, White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice will visit China this weekend in preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the White House next month. Published August 25, 2015

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington on June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Joe Biden hires new press secretary, worked on '08 campaign

While weighing a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Vice President Joseph R. Biden has tapped a new communications director who was the spokeswoman for John Edwards' presidential campaign in 2008. Published August 24, 2015

Acting on his own, President Obama can delist Iranian banks, commercial entities and individuals targeted for sanctions. He can order the Treasury Department to give out licenses allowing financial and commercial transactions with Iranian businesses. He also could provide sanctions relief for Iranian oil exports by treating legislation passed by Congress in 2012 as unconstitutional. (Associated Press)

Obama has power to circumvent Congress on Iran nuclear deal

Even strong bipartisan disapproval by Congress of the Iranian nuclear deal won't stop President Obama from implementing the agreement, so the vote next month is shaping up as a warning to Europe against resuming business with Tehran before the next U.S. president is elected. Published August 23, 2015

A Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 photo from files showing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a press conference at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. An unusual secret agreement with a U.N. agency will allow Iran to use its own experts to inspect a site allegedly used to develop nuclear arms, according to a document seen by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

U.N. side deal lets Iran lead its own nuclear inspections

In a development that incited more opposition in Congress to the Obama administration's nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has given Iran the rare benefit of using its own analysts to inspect a site where it is suspected of working on atomic weapons. Published August 19, 2015

U.S.-funded power plant in Afghanistan is barely used

A government watchdog said Thursday that a $335 million power plant in Afghanistan funded by U.S. taxpayers is operating at less than 1 percent of capacity and is falling into disrepair from lack of use. Published August 13, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 19, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama says Israel's Netanyahu hasn't offered better ideas for Iran nuke deal

President Obama said Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to offer a better alternative to the administration's nuclear deal with Iran, despite the Israeli leader's vehement criticism that the accord won't prevent Tehran from building nuclear weapons. Published August 9, 2015

President Obama speaks Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama refuses to apologize for comparing GOP to Iran's hardliners

President Obama said Friday that his comparison of congressional Republicans to hardliners in Iran is "true factually," refusing to back down on a taunt that has incensed lawmakers opposed to the administration's nuclear accord with Tehran. Published August 7, 2015