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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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House Oct. 1, 2014. The two leaders have long had a prickly relationship. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

White House doubles down on Bibi blame

The White House supported Vice President Joseph R. Biden's criticism of Israel Tuesday, agreeing with Mr. Biden that the administration is frustrated with the lack of progress toward a two-state solution. Published April 19, 2016

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this June 9, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

John Cornyn slams Obama for opposition to bill allowing terrorism lawsuits

The Republican author of a bill that would allow U.S. victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments blasted President Obama on Tuesday for fighting the measure, while the White House pointed eagerly to two key GOP lawmakers who also raised concerns about the legislation. Published April 19, 2016

In this file photo taken Feb. 10, 2016, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

White House rejects bills to reform IRS

The White House is opposing four Republican-sponsored bills to crack down on Internal Revenue Service operations, measures that the House plans to vote on this week. Published April 19, 2016

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA still plagued by delays in veterans' care: Watchdog

The Department of Veterans Affairs still has not done enough to stop employees from manipulating veterans' appointment wait times, and the agency isn't giving an accurate picture of the delays in veterans' health care, a nonpartisan watchdog report said Monday. Published April 18, 2016

Britain's Prince William, along with his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Agra is the last stop on the royal couple's weeklong visit to India and neighboring Bhutan. (Money Sharma/ Pool photo via AP)

Obamas to dine with Prince William and wife Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, better known to Americans as Prince William and his wife Kate, will host President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for dinner Friday. Published April 18, 2016

In this April 5, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president's trip to the Middle East and Europe may have been planned as the first in a series of farewell visits, but it's shaping up to be a reassurance tour. When Obama lands in Saudi Arabia, Britain and Germany this week, he'll be met by leaders who share worries about the United States' long-term commitment to them and irritation at him describing them as international "free riders." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama misleading public about benefits of free-trade deal: Report

The Obama administration is inflating the benefits of its free-trade deal with Pacific Rim nations by claiming falsely that it would deliver "tax cuts" to 18,000 products made in the U.S., a progressive watchdog group said Monday. Published April 18, 2016

President Obama's first stop will be to Saudi Arabia, where he will meet with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, after calling Persian Gulf states "free riders." (Associated Press/File)

Obama to pursue more cooperation from Saudis, Britons despite offensive remarks

President Obama will leave the U.S. on Tuesday on what could be dubbed an apology tour of allies he has offended, starting with a visit to Saudi Arabia, whose leaders are fuming at the president's criticism of Gulf states as "free riders" and are pressuring the administration to kill a bill in Congress that would allow 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments. Published April 17, 2016

President Barack Obama waves as he waits with first lady Michelle Obama for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obamas paid effective tax rate of 18.7 percent in 2015

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid more than $81,000 in taxes last year on reported adjusted gross income of $436,065, for an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent, according to tax returns released Friday afternoon by the White House. Published April 15, 2016

"We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum," President Obama said of the Islamic State terrorist group, which also is known as ISIL and ISIS. "The ISIL core in Syria and Iraq continues to shrink. We are focused, and we are going to win." (Associated Press)

Obama hails 'momentum' in fight against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

President Obama claimed significant progress Wednesday in the military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, but a top Syrian official said President Bashar Assad will not give up control of the war-torn nation, where the extremists have flourished. Published April 13, 2016

House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the U.S. Capitol, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama administration to issue new oil and gas drilling regulations

The Obama administration will issue sweeping new regulations Thursday for offshore oil and natural gas drillers, potentially costly requirements to prevent environmental disasters such as the BP accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago. Published April 13, 2016

President Obama meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 4, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House won't commit to declassifying secret 9/11 report

Ahead of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia next week, the White House sidestepped questions Tuesday about whether the president supports declassifying 28 pages omitted from a joint commission's report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks that reportedly implicate the Saudis. Published April 12, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at the newly designated Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on National Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington. The museum says the house was erected more than 200 years ago. The National Woman's Party bought the house in 1929 and uses it as its headquarters, advocating for equality and full political representation for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama hasn't decided whether to visit Hiroshima, White House says

On the heels of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit to Hiroshima, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama hasn't decided whether to visit the site of the world's first nuclear weapon attack when he travels to Japan next month. Published April 12, 2016