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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 Trump proposes to cut cherished Obama programs such as support for alternative energy and slashes the EPA budget by 31 percent. (Associated Press)

Trump's 'hard power' budget boosts Pentagon spending, slashes foreign aid

President Trump's first budget called Thursday for a dramatic shift from the "soft power" diplomacy of the Obama era to a "hard power" military buildup, cutting the State Department by 28 percent in a slashing of foreign aid, boosting Pentagon spending by 10 percent and budgeting more than $4 billion to start construction of a border wall with Mexico. Published March 15, 2017

In this Feb. 2, 2107, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a sparse appeals court record on gun policy, one that leaves his view on how far the Second Amendment extends a judicial mystery. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Lawmakers say tribal support will help Gorsuch nomination

Republican lawmakers from western states said Thursday that Judge Neil Gorsuch's record of supporting the sovereignty of tribal nations could play a big role in winning Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court. Published March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, in this March 13, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Donald Trump to ease Obama-era rule on auto fuel economy standards

President Trump will announce Wednesday that he's reopening a review of Obama-era fuel economy rules, after the EPA broke an agreement with the auto industry last year and accelerated the final tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks. Published March 15, 2017

Like President Trump, Andrew Jackson was a political outsider and populist when he became president. Jackson also vocally disdained the media of his day. (Associated Press PHOTOGRAPHS)

Trump to visit home of admired hero Jackson

When President Trump visits the homestead of his hero Andrew Jackson in Tennessee on Wednesday, he'll pay tribute to Washington's first outsider president, a comparison he relishes. Published March 14, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. Also at the meeting are holds Carrie Couey, center, from Colorado and Louis Brown, right, from Virginia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump wants media to decide where to donate his salary

President Trump intends to follow through on his promise to donate his government salary to charity, and the White House said Monday that Mr. Trump wants journalists to decide where the money should go. Published March 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House says firing of U.S. attorneys is standard practice

Responding to media outrage over the Trump administration's firing of 46 U.S. attorneys, the White House said Monday that President Trump was merely engaging in the same clearing out of political appointees that other presidents before him have done. Published March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump, center, meets Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, left, along with other members of his cabinet and the White House staff, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump holds partial Cabinet meeting at his golf club

President Trump held what he called "part of a Cabinet meeting" Saturday afternoon at his golf club in suburban Virginia for a discussion on the military, border security, health care and the economy. Published March 11, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017, during a meeting on healthcare. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Trump urges lawmakers to 'get it done' on Obamacare repeal

In a meeting with key Republican lawmakers, President Trump said Friday that Congress must act swiftly to "save Americans" from Obamacare, which he said was designed for consumer costs to soar after President Obama left office. Published March 10, 2017

People fill out job applications at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla., in this In a  July 19, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Upbeat jobs report shows more Americans in labor force

The first monthly employment report under President Trump showed businesses adding 235,000 jobs in February, the unemployment rate falling slightly to 4.7 percent and Mr. Trump becoming a believer in what he once derided as a rigged statistic. Published March 10, 2017