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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

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ryan raises issue of visa waivers in first meeting with Obama

In his first meeting with President Obama, Speaker Paul D. Ryan raised concerns Tuesday about the administration's loosening of visa waiver restrictions passed by Congress in response to the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters traveling to the U.S. Published February 2, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file-pool photo, Vice President Joe Biden points at President Barack Obama during the president's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Biden to chair the effort. Obama signed a presidential memorandum Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)

Biden, Obama kick off 'moonshot' program on cancer research

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who lost a son to cancer last year, is convening the first meeting of a federal task force Monday with President Obama to jump-start cancer research in the U.S. with a "moonshot" program. Published February 1, 2016

An Afghan policeman searches a passenger at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. An Afghan official says that a policeman has turned his weapon on fellow police officers at a checkpoint in the country's south, killing 10 policemen. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

Afghanistan security, economy deteriorating rapidly: Report

Amid growing concern in Congress about President Obama's plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a government watchdog reported Friday that the country is "more dangerous" than a year ago, with insurgents gaining strength and the economy worsening. Published January 29, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama finally invites Ryan to White House

More than three months after Speaker Paul Ryan was elected to his post, President Obama will hold his first face-to-face meeting with him at the White House next week. Published January 29, 2016

In this photo from Aug. 23, 2008, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. and his vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., wave at a rally in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The building is historic for its connection to a famous Republican, former President Abraham Lincoln, who once serve there as a lawmaker. Obama launched his successful presidential campaign there in February 2007 and later introduced his running mate. And Obama has quoted Lincoln in speech after speech as he campaigned, associating himself with one of America's greatest presidents whether the subject was patriotism or faith or veterans. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama to mark anniversary of first campaign kickoff in Illinois

Continuing to celebrate his presidency, and hoping to give a boost to Democrats, President Obama will return to the Illinois state capital of Springfield Wednesday to mark the ninth anniversary of his first presidential campaign. Published January 29, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks to mayors from around the country, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. They visited the White House as part of the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama pays tribute to American heroes of the Holocaust

President Obama paid tribute Wednesday night to Americans who saved Jews from the Holocaust during World War II, saying their example holds a lesson in today's political climate of anti-immigrant sentiment and religious intolerance. Published January 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Bernie Sanders says Obama not tipping scales in primary

Emerging from a White House meeting with President Obama, Sen. Bernard Sanders said Wednesday he doesn't think the president is favoring rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. Published January 27, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Cuba's President Raul Castro before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 29, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama lifts more sanctions against Cuba

The Obama administration announced the additional easing of travel and export sanctions on Cuba Tuesday as part of President Obama's effort to normalize diplomatic relations with Havana. Published January 26, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Poll: Reducing deficit falls in importance to most voters

Despite a new forecast that the government's annual budget deficits will start rising again this year, few are paying much attention to the increasing red ink. Not President Obama, not Congress, not the majority of presidential candidates. And, increasingly, not the public. Published January 25, 2016