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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 Barack Obama arrives for his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama calls Bushes to wish speedy recovery

President Obama said he called the Bush family Wednesday to send prayers for the recovery of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, both hospitalized in Houston. Published January 18, 2017

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)

White House says Obama's release of Manning serves 'justice'

The White House said Wednesday that President Obama granted clemency for transgender military secrets leaker Chelsea Manning "in pursuit of justice," and accused congressional Republicans of hypocrisy for criticizing the commutation. Published January 18, 2017

Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted by Obama

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking military secrets, issued a pardon for former Gen. James Cartwright and freed a Puerto Rican nationalist in a last-minute flurry of clemency grants that added to the president's record-breaking total. Published January 17, 2017

President Barack Obama speaks during the final press briefing for White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to grant more commutations in final days

President Obama plans to grant clemency for many more federal convicts before he leaves office on Friday, but fugitive national-secrets leaker Edward Snowden isn't among them, the White House said. Published January 17, 2017

Presidential aide Valerie Jarrett, depicted in this June 26, 2014 photo with President Obama aboard Air Force Once, was named a trustee for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Mr. Obama on Jan. 17, 2017. Fellow Obama adviser Susan Rice was also named as a trustee for the iconic Washington cultural venue as Mr. Obama prepares to leave office.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Obama appoints two top advisers to Kennedy Center board

On his way out the door, President Obama appointed top aide Valerie Jarrett and national security adviser Susan E. Rice Tuesday to the prestigious board of trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Published January 17, 2017

President Obama said talk of a post-racial nation is naive, and "I think it created some problems down the road.  African-Americans and other minority groups might have felt as if the problems that had built up over centuries  could be addressed overnight." (Associated Press)

After eight years, Obama leaves a legacy of a wider racial rift

An undeniable part of President Obama's legacy is that Americans believe race relations have worsened during an eight-year period, with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, assassinations of police officers and several high-profile attempts by the nation's first black president to bridge the racial divide. Published January 16, 2017

President Barack Obama waves to people in the community during a visit to the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: Iran making good on nuclear deal promises

The U.N.'s atomic agency said Monday that Iran has met a deadline for removing uranium-enriching centrifuges, as President Obama warned Americans — including President-elect Donald Trump — that unraveling the nuclear agreement would have "much worse" consequences. Published January 16, 2017

President Barack Obama holds up a personalized Chicago Cubs baseball jersey presented to him by Anthony Rizzo, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion baseball team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama jokes with Cubs' GM about DNC job

Welcoming the world champion Chicago Cubs to the White House, President Obama joked Monday that the team's general manager should take on the beleaguered Democratic National Committee as his next reclamation project. Published January 16, 2017

A handout with photographs of Joanne Chesimard, a fugitive for more than 30 years, is seen on top of a reporter's bag during a news conference giving updates on the search of Chesimard, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The reward for the capture and return of convicted murderer Chesimard, one of New Jersey’s most notorious fugitives, was doubled to $2 million Thursday on the 40th anniversary of the violent confrontation that led to the slaying of a New Jersey state trooper.  The FBI also announced it has made Chesimard, now living in Cuba as Assata Shakur, the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorists.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn't call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. Published January 16, 2017

Fox News reports Republican gains in the Senate in an empty White House briefing room as poll numbers begin to pour in on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Journalists group: Moving press corps out of White House is 'unacceptable'

The head of the journalists association covering the White House said Sunday that the group will object to any move by the incoming administration to "shield" Donald Trump from scrutiny, amid reports that Mr. Trump's advisers are considering moving the press briefing room out of the West Wing. Published January 15, 2017

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rep. Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn't consider Donald Trump a "legitimate" president because he believes Russia helped him to win the election. Published January 13, 2017