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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland shakes hands with President Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Associated Press)

Merrick Garland has 'very liberal view of gun rights'

President Obama tried to tap a moderate to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he ended up picking a fight with powerful Second Amendment groups that say Judge Merrick Garland has shown antipathy toward gun rights. Published March 16, 2016

President Obama is on a media blitz to pressure the Senate Republican leadership to schedule a confirmation hearing and vote on Judge Merrick Garland, who has been waiting seven weeks for action. (Associated Press/File)

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

President Obama on Wednesday nominated longtime federal appeals Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, amid signs that Senate Republicans who are blocking the nomination might allow a lame-duck confirmation vote after the November election if another Democrat wins the presidency. Published March 16, 2016

FILE - In this March 14, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the Chief of Missions Conference at the State Department in Washington. Obama said Wednesday, March 16, he will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama to visit Britain, Saudi Arabia after insults

The White House said Wednesday that President Obama will travel next month to Britain and Saudi Arabia, two allies still smarting from the president's undiplomatic criticisms in a recent interview. Published March 16, 2016

"There are those who criticize our commitment to diplomacy, for investing so much effort in trying to resolve conflicts that seem intractable," President Obama said. "But here's the truth: Conflicts and wars do not end on their own. Breakthroughs do not just happen. Agreements don't write themselves. It takes diplomacy, being willing to sit down with others." (Associated Press)

Obama praises own policies on Iran and Cuba, angers traditional allies

President Obama extolled the virtues of diplomacy Monday for his administration's "breakthroughs" with U.S. adversaries Iran and Cuba, while traditional allies Britain and Saudi Arabia seethed at the president for undercutting the British prime minister and calling the Saudis "free riders." Published March 14, 2016

"Nothing will change for the Cuban people," Sen. Marco Rubio said. "Things are worse than they were before this opening. We're getting nothing in return." (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio slams Obama for restoring relations with Cuba

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American, drew loud cheers from the debate audience at the University of Miami Thursday night for his forceful criticism of President Obama restoring relations with communist Cuba. Published March 10, 2016