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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

In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Obama says Kaepernick shows 'sincerity' in protest

President Obama defended 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest against the national anthem Monday, saying he has a constitutional right not to show respect for "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of games. Published September 5, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with then-U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Obama, Putin agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to force a breakthrough in negotiations over a cease-fire for Syria Monday, but agreed to keep looking for a path to provide humanitarian relief to thousands of besieged civilians in the civil war-ravaged country. Published September 5, 2016

It would surprise no one if President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. (Associated Press)

Obama, Chinese president ratify climate-change agreement

Deliberately sidestepping Congress, President Obama formally entered the U.S. into an international climate-change agreement Saturday with China and dozens of other nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Published September 3, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks to 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders at the East West Center, in Honolulu, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama rejects panel's proposal for more oversight of VA health care system

President Obama objected Thursday to a new governing board to oversee health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying it would undermine the VA Secretary's authority and make it harder for the scandal-ridden agency "to implement transformative change." Published September 1, 2016

FILE - In this July 22, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex in Washington. The U.S. will meet President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

White House calls EU decision on Apple Inc. back taxes 'unfair'

Apple Inc. officials have complained to the Obama administration about a European Union ruling requiring the technology company to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland, and the White House said Tuesday it's concerned about the "unfairness" of the decision. Published August 30, 2016

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said if the U.S. can't complete the Asia trade pact, it would be a significant leadership setback. (Associated Press)

Obama to try to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal while in China

White House aides said Monday that President Obama will try to convince U.S. trading partners on his upcoming trip to Asia that he can still win congressional approval for a free-trade deal, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow that the pact is dead for the rest of Mr. Obama's presidency. Published August 29, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens, left, listens as Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering at a campaign rally Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Biden says Hillary needs to 'show her soul' to voters

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he's advised Hillary Clinton to "show your soul a little more" to voters, and he believes too many Democratic leaders don't understand the middle class anymore. Published August 26, 2016