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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-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

White House says 'Trumpcare' won't measure up to Obamacare

The White House said Tuesday it's doubtful that President-elect Donald Trump's new nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, an outspoken foe of Obamacare, will be able to improve the health-insurance program. Published November 29, 2016

This Sept. 25, 2016, file photo shows Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro talking with China's Premier Li Keqiang, in one of the last pictures taken of Castro before he died, in Havana, Cuba. President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was 90. (AP Photo/Alex Castro, File)

Obama warns Trump against pulling back from Cuba

The White House warned President-elect Donald Trump Monday not to unravel President Obama's reset of diplomatic relations with Cuba in the wake of the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro. Published November 28, 2016

GOP urges Obama to avoid Fidel Castro's funeral

Republicans in Congress and on Donald Trump's transition team urged President Obama Saturday to skip the funeral of longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro. Published November 26, 2016

Joseph R. Biden said he was reminded of the 1960s "limousine liberals." (Associated Press)

Joe Biden and others saw blue-collar voters slip from Democrat base

Reeling from their election losses, Democrats are seeking answers to the core question of how to reclaim blue-collar voters who were once a key part of their base. Hillary Clinton had the worst showing among union households on Election Day for a Democratic candidate since 1984, when President Reagan won re-election in a landslide. Published November 24, 2016

President Obama (Associated Press)

Federal judge blocks Obama overtime pay rule

A federal judge has blocked a Department of Labor rule on overtime pay that made 4.2 million private-sector workers eligible for mandatory extra pay or time off. Published November 22, 2016

Obama grants more commutations, topping 1,000, and breaks record

President Obama granted another 79 commutations Tuesday in his record-breaking year of clemency, including 16 individuals who were convicted of firearms offenses. The action brings Mr. Obama's total number of commutations to 1,023, far more than any other president in history. Published November 22, 2016

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Shafir, right, gestures before signing bilateral agreements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Iran's foreign minister, who did not mention President-elect Donald Trump by name or the nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration this year, says that the future U.S. president should respect agreements that have already been signed by Washington. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

White House won't rule out more action on Iran

The White House wouldn't rule out Tuesday that President Obama might take further steps to reinforce the Iranian nuclear deal, but said any action would not be a response to Donald Trump's election. Published November 22, 2016

President Obama is piling up red tape just as fast as conservatives are plotting to cut it after he departs. (Associated Press)

Republicans prepare to repeal regulations as Obama racks up record

Congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump are eyeing more than 140 Obama regulations for repeal -- including fuel efficiency standards for trucks and food labeling requirements for serving sizes -- after the next administration takes office on Jan. 20. Published November 21, 2016

"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