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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

"If I think it's necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then I'll examine it when it comes," President Obama said at a press conference in Lima, Peru. (Associated Press)

Obama reserves right to nag Trump from sidelines

President Obama wouldn't promise Sunday that he will resist nagging Donald Trump from the sidelines after he leaves office, despite his predecessor, George W. Bush, studiously avoiding criticism of his presidency. Published November 20, 2016

US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One during his departure from Tegel International Airport in Berlin, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Obama is leaving Europe and heading to South America to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, taking place in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pulls plan for oil drilling in Arctic

The Obama administration announced Friday it is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers and industry representatives who say the move will make the U.S. more dependent on foreign energy sources. Published November 18, 2016

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Associated Press/File)

Obama joins Merkel to promote free trade in face of 'darker forces' of nationalism

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel promoted free trade Wednesday against a rising tide of opposition that has killed the president's biggest economic plan, while Mr. Obama attacked President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist approach to international trade deals as hopelessly backward. Published November 16, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. smiles at the crowd during his victory celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) ** FILE **

Senate moves to rein in regulations, looks to give Congress vote

As the Obama administration rushes to complete more regulations in its final two months, a new report called on the Senate Tuesday to pass legislation that would require major executive-branch rules to be voted on by Congress. Published November 15, 2016

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama says Americans upset over Trump's win need to face 'new reality'

President Obama said Monday that protesters upset about the election of Donald Trump need to accept the results, and he also advised the president-elect to reach out to his opponents to help to bring the nation together after a contentious election and resulting street protests against the Republican. Published November 14, 2016

In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama pause while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm shocked world leaders about the outcome of the U.S. election, and what comes next when Donald Trump is president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to hold press conference Monday

President Obama will hold a press conference Monday afternoon at the White House before departing Washington on his final foreign trip. Published November 13, 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)

Trump, Obama complimentary after meeting

President-elect Donald Trump held a longer-than-expected 90-minute meeting with President Obama at the White House Thursday, and both men described it as a positive encounter. Published November 10, 2016

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walk off stage after both spoke at a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

White House won't rule out Obama pardon for Clinton

The White House refused to rule out Wednesday whether President Obama might grant a pardon to Hillary Clinton to spare her from President-elect Donald Trump prosecuting her after he takes office. Published November 9, 2016

President Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House on July 21, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama will ask Trump to keep executive orders in place

The White House said Wednesday that President Obama intends to push forward in implementing his policies by executive action, despite President-elect Donald Trump's vow to unravel many of the incumbent's executive orders. Published November 9, 2016