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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

Obama pens law review essay on reducing prison population

President Obama published an essay in the Harvard Law Review Thursday to highlight his efforts at criminal justice reform, saying he's the first president since Jimmy Carter to leave office with fewer inmates in federal prison than when he was inaugurated. Published January 5, 2017

President Barack Obama speaks during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the president, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Obama warns against war motivated by 'politics'

As he prepares to turn over his duties as commander-in-chief to Donald Trump, President Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. must never wage war based on political motivations. Published January 4, 2017

President Barack Obama pauses while meeting to Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pledges 'seamless' transfer of military power to Trump

President Obama held his last meeting with his military chiefs Wednesday, pledging their cooperation with President-elect Donald Trump for a "seamless" handoff as the U.S. continues counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State and other enemies. Published January 4, 2017

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Pence, Obama spar on viability of keeping health care law

In another clash of transition priorities, President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will make dueling pitches to Congress Wednesday over the fate of Obamacare, with the Republican urging lawmakers to roll back regulations the incoming administration contends are smothering businesses. Published January 3, 2017

Cuban President Raul Castro and his government have benefited more than his people from the Obama administration's detente. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach

President Obama's historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn't slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, recovering stolen U.S. assets and demanding human rights reforms by Havana, analysts say. Published January 2, 2017

Melania Trump, right, looks on as her husband President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters during a New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he wants to be 'sure' about Russian hacking

President-elect Donald Trump said on New Year's Eve that he wants U.S. intelligence agencies "to be sure" about allegations of Russian cyber attacks in the presidential election, and said hacking is so common that the only safe way to send messages is by courier. Published December 31, 2016

In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama sets a record for red tape in 2016

On the last business day of the year, President Obama set a record Friday with a total of 97,110 pages of new rules and regulations published in 2016 in the Federal Register. Published December 30, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with President Obama in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2016 in this file photo. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama slaps sanctions on Russia, expels intelligence agents over election hacks

The Obama administration hit Russia with sanctions Thursday and expelled 35 Russian intelligence agents over suspected cyberattacks aimed at influencing the U.S. presidential election, a move that highlighted another rift between President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, who urged the administration to move on from the episode. Published December 29, 2016

Trump skeptical of Obama's political boast

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at President Obama's political prowess Tuesday, pointing out that Mr. Obama couldn't sway voters in key battleground states during the presidential campaign. Published December 27, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with Pearl Harbor veterans Sterling Cale, from left, Al Rodrigues and Everett Hyland at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Honolulu. Abe and Obama made a historic pilgrimage Tuesday to the site where the devastating surprise attack sent America marching into World War II. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Japanese leader offers 'everlasting condolences' at Pearl Harbor memorial

With President Obama at his side, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid tribute to U.S. war dead at Pearl Harbor Tuesday and offered "everlasting condolences" for the attack 75 years ago that killed 2,403 service members and propelled America into World War II. Published December 27, 2016