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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

Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Top Secret Service official transferred

As part of a shakeup in the top ranks of the Secret Service, the agency's second-highest official is transferring to a job at the Department of Homeland Security, the agency said Monday. Published February 9, 2015

President Barack Obama holds a note from Personal Secretary Katie Johnson during an economic meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 12, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately

The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive. Published February 6, 2015

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, before his departure on Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to formally announce his plan for a tuition-free Community College at an event at Pellissippi State Community College. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Obama to push agenda at Indiana community college

President Obama is traveling to Indiana Friday to build support for his economic agenda, including an initiative for government-paid tuition for community college students. Published February 6, 2015

Ashton Carter's performance before the Senate Armed Services Committee provoked an immediate response from the White House, where the chief presidential spokesman Joshua Ernest cautioned that Mr. Obama, and not Mr. Carter, sets policy. (Associated Press)

New defense secretary airs differences with Obama over Ukraine, Gitmo

President Obama's pick to be the next defense secretary assured senators that he will be an independent voice inside the administration, even going as far as to say he differs from the White House on such critical issues as Guantanamo Bay, Ukraine and putting soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Published February 4, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with a group of "Dreamers" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (Associated Press **FILE**

Obama: Democrats can sustain veto in immigration battle

President Obama said Wednesday that Democrats have enough votes in Congress to sustain his planned veto of Republican efforts to block his deportation amnesty program, and he accused the GOP of ignoring terrorism in a fight over homeland security funding. Published February 4, 2015

White House Press secretary Josh Earnest said the GOP hasn't yet come to the table yet to discuss Social Security reform with President Obama. (Associated Press)

Obama will talk Social Security cap with GOP

The White House said Tuesday President Obama is willing to discuss with Republicans a measure to limit the growth of Social Security benefits, a proposal that Mr. Obama didn't even include in his fiscal 2016 budget plan after it drew a hostile reaction from Democrats. Published February 3, 2015

Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1-year-old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015. Some doctors are adamant about not accepting patients who don't believe in vaccinations, with some saying they don't want to be responsible for someone's death from an illness that was preventable. (Associated Press)

White House says vaccinations are 'common sense'

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama believes the benefits of vaccinations for children are "crystal clear," even though Mr. Obama said in 2008 that the science was "inconclusive." Published February 3, 2015

Jordan responded to the Islamic State's burning execution of pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by hanging at least two convicted terrorists at dawn Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Jordanian pilot burned alive in horrific Islamic State video

Islamic State extremists released a horrific video Tuesday showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death in a cage by his captors, an execution that drew international condemnation and a vow from President Obama to redouble efforts to destroy the terrorist group. Published February 3, 2015

In a Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama says he won't accept budget that doesn't raise spending

With $3.999 trillion in total spending, more than $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and a host of controversial new spending, the 2016 budget President Obama submitted Monday amounted to a declaration of political war against Republicans on Capitol Hill, who flatly declared his plans dead. Published February 2, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Obama's budget would raise taxes, eliminate spending caps

President Obama is introducing a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday for fiscal 2016 that would eliminate what the White House called the "mindless austerity" of sequestration cuts and would raise taxes on capital gains and corporations doing business overseas. Published February 2, 2015