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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 Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. (Associated Press)

Obama pardons 12, commutes drug sentences

President Obama commuted lengthy prison sentences Wednesday for eight people convicted of drug offenses, and issued pardons to 12 other federal convicts. Published December 17, 2014

Hillary Clinton wants to go to Cuba

The White House wouldn't say Wednesday whether President Obama will go to Cuba, but former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on record as hoping to go. Published December 17, 2014

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, offered muted protest when President Obama declared Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration indefinitely. "It is incredibly frustrating that this administration looks at Alaska ... and decides that conservation is our most pressing need," she said. (Associated Press)

Obama makes Alaska's Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration

President Obama declared a swath of Alaskan coastline off-limits to oil and gas leasing Tuesday, in a move the White House said would protect fisheries and wildlife but which brought a muted complaint from the state's Republican senator over how the decision was made. Published December 16, 2014

Obama urges big labor to accept free-trade deal with Asia

In a plea to big labor and Democrats opposing a free-trade deal with Asia, President Obama said Thursday the "horse is out of the barn" on America losing jobs overseas and that his proposed agreement would create a more fair trading system. Published December 11, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Benghazi testimony focuses on security lapses

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi vowed Wednesday to "keep asking questions" about security failures that contributed to the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack in Libya in 2012. Published December 10, 2014

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz said revelations of CIA torture could harm her country's relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

China: Torture report undercuts U.S. on rights

There were no immediate reports of violence, but America's image took a hit overseas nonetheless Tuesday with the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings on torture and the treatment of detainees by the CIA in the post-9/11 global war on terror. Published December 9, 2014

A soldier stands guard at the front gate entrance to Guantanamo's Camp 6 maximum-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba on May 12, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: CIA torture tactics harmed America

President Obama said Tuesday that a long-awaited Senate report on CIA torture of terrorism suspects details "a troubling program" that harmed America's reputation, reasons that he ended the practices soon after taking office. Published December 9, 2014

President Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley meet in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 30, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama: Racism 'deeply rooted' in U.S.

Addressing protests over minorities killed by police officers, President Obama said racism is "deeply rooted" in the U.S. and that activists should keep pressing steadily in their demands for reform. Published December 7, 2014

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary. The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama visits doctor at Walter Reed for acid reflux

President Obama made a trip to his doctor Saturday afternoon for treatment of a sore throat and was diagnosed with "soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux" after a routine CT scan. Published December 6, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 file photo, Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago by al-Qaida, poses for a picture during a parade marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Sanaa, Yemen. Somers has been killed in a failed rescue attempt, his sister said Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Lucy Somers told The Associated Press that she and her father learned of her 33-year-old brother Luke Somers' death from FBI agents at 0500 GMT (12 a.m. EST) Saturday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Obama condemns killing of journalist Luke Somers

U.S. officials condemned Saturday the killing of American journalist Luke Somers, who was killed during a desperate attempt by U.S. commandos to free him from al Qaeda in Yemen Friday. Published December 6, 2014