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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 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

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 dedicates national monument for women's equality

President Obama gave a not-so-subtle plug for Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy Tuesday as he designated a new national monument in Washington to honor the movement for women's equality. Published April 12, 2016

Judge Merrick Garland is scheduled to have breakfast Tuesday with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, who has said he won't hold hearings on the nominee. (Associated Press)

Merrick Garland is no moderate, small-business group says

An influential small-business group on Tuesday rated Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as anti-business and biased in favor of government regulators, dealing a blow to his long-shot candidacy. Published April 11, 2016

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said that the aftermath of the ouster of Libya's Moammar Ghadhafi informed President Obama's military decision-making on Syria. (Associated Press)

Obama learned lessons from Libya 'mistake,' White House says

The White House said Monday that President Obama learned lessons from his "worst mistake" — failing to prepare for the aftermath of ousting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi — and said this has led to smarter military decisions in Syria's civil war and against the Islamic State. Published April 11, 2016

Mr. Obama's job approval has climbed to 53 percent in the Gallup daily tracking poll, its highest point since January 2013, shortly after his re-election. (Associated Press)

Obama's rising approval rating opens door to increased campaign role

President Obama's job approval rating has reached its highest level in three years, buoyed by a slowly improving economy, the battle with Senate Republicans over his Supreme Court nominee and the chaotic tenor of the campaign to replace him. Published April 10, 2016

"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," President Obama has said. "I have a lot of faith in the American people." (Associated Press)

Obama jumps into campaign fray with attacks on Trump

President Obama likes to say he has run his last race, but he is increasingly campaigning against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump while Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders wage their protracted battle for the Democratic nomination. Published April 6, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks about about new rules aimed at deterring tax inversions, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama imposes more regulations on financial advisers

The Obama administration announced new regulations Wednesday requiring retirement advisers to always act in the best interest of their client, a move the White House said will save families $17 billion per year but critics say will hurt ordinary investors by making financial advice more costly. Published April 6, 2016

President Obama is growing more confident that the GOP will yield in its blockade against Judge Merrick Garland's confirmation to the Supreme Court, with at least 16 Republican senators having met with or agreeing to meet with the nominee. (Associated Press)

Obama's confidence higher over Supreme Court pick

With senators returning to Washington this week from a two-week recess, the White House is expressing growing optimism it can break a Republican blockade of a Senate confirmation hearing for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Published April 3, 2016