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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

At the United Nations on Wednesday, the Security Council voted to further tighten sanctions against North Korea in response to its fifth and largest nuclear test yet. (Associated Press)

China joins U.S., allies in sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously pushed through a harsh slate of sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday -- even winning support from China to slash coal imports from its nuclear-armed neighbor -- a day after the Obama administration sought to ease regional concerns over a political crisis gripping South Korea. Published November 30, 2016

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA says Christmas tree being removed was in a box

The Philadelphia regional office of the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday that a Christmas tree being removed from its office is in a box, not on display. Published November 30, 2016

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House sniffs at Trump helping to save Carrier jobs in U.S.

The White House threw a little shade Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump's apparently successful effort to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it's nice but pales in comparison to the jobs created under President Obama. Published November 30, 2016

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in jeopardy under Donald Trump

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the powerful five-year-old agency that President Obama hopes will be regulating businesses on behalf of consumers long after he leaves office, could be gutted and its director removed soon after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated in January. Published November 29, 2016

Students at American University in Washington, D.C., burned the American flag on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in response to Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton. (Fox 5 screenshot) ** FILE **

Obama spokesman defends flag burning as free speech

President Obama's spokesman defended flag-burning as free speech Tuesday and said Mr. Obama obviously disagrees with President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion to revoke citizenship temporarily for flag burners. Published November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

White House says 'Trumpcare' won't measure up to Obamacare

The White House said Tuesday it's doubtful that President-elect Donald Trump's new nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, an outspoken foe of Obamacare, will be able to improve the health-insurance program. Published November 29, 2016

This Sept. 25, 2016, file photo shows Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro talking with China's Premier Li Keqiang, in one of the last pictures taken of Castro before he died, in Havana, Cuba. President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was 90. (AP Photo/Alex Castro, File)

Obama warns Trump against pulling back from Cuba

The White House warned President-elect Donald Trump Monday not to unravel President Obama's reset of diplomatic relations with Cuba in the wake of the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro. Published November 28, 2016

GOP urges Obama to avoid Fidel Castro's funeral

Republicans in Congress and on Donald Trump's transition team urged President Obama Saturday to skip the funeral of longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro. Published November 26, 2016

Joseph R. Biden said he was reminded of the 1960s "limousine liberals." (Associated Press)

Joe Biden and others saw blue-collar voters slip from Democrat base

Reeling from their election losses, Democrats are seeking answers to the core question of how to reclaim blue-collar voters who were once a key part of their base. Hillary Clinton had the worst showing among union households on Election Day for a Democratic candidate since 1984, when President Reagan won re-election in a landslide. Published November 24, 2016

President Obama (Associated Press)

Federal judge blocks Obama overtime pay rule

A federal judge has blocked a Department of Labor rule on overtime pay that made 4.2 million private-sector workers eligible for mandatory extra pay or time off. Published November 22, 2016

Obama grants more commutations, topping 1,000, and breaks record

President Obama granted another 79 commutations Tuesday in his record-breaking year of clemency, including 16 individuals who were convicted of firearms offenses. The action brings Mr. Obama's total number of commutations to 1,023, far more than any other president in history. Published November 22, 2016