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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 met Tuesday with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and other top officials in the administration to discuss ways to further protect police officers. (Associated Press)

Obama huddles with top officials on better protection for police

Stung by criticism that his rhetoric has encouraged lethal attacks on police, President Obama met with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday to discuss ways to protect law enforcement officers. Published July 19, 2016

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters gathered in front of his residence in Istanbul, early Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Turkey's Interior Ministry has fired nearly 9,000 police officers, bureaucrats and others and detained thousands of suspected plotters following a foiled coup against the government, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Monday. The slogan in the background  reads: " Sovereignty belongs to the nation. " (AP Photo/Murat Cetinmhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

Obama offers Turkey's Erdogan help in prosecuting coup plotters

President Obama told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call Tuesday that the U.S. is willing to provide "appropriate" help to Turkish authorities investigating an attempted coup plot, but the White House's description of the call sidestepped Mr. Erdogan's desire to extradite an opposition cleric living in the U.S. Published July 19, 2016

Obama won't punish Julian Castro for violating Hatch Act

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama won't discipline Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, for violating the Hatch Act. Published July 19, 2016

President Obama speaks about the Baton Rouge, La., shooting of police officers from the briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 17, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama tells police 'we grieve with you'

Stung by criticism that he doesn't show enough support for police, President Obama told the nation's law enforcement officers Tuesday that Americans "depend on you." Published July 19, 2016

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House calls for cooler rhetoric after Baton Rouge shootings

With Donald Trump accusing President Obama of dividing the nation racially, the White House Monday called for a lowering of "supercharged rhetoric" in the wake of a black gunman murdering three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Published July 18, 2016

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan said previous estimates of the nation's deficit were too low. U.S. debt has climbed to $19.3 trillion during President Obama's term, up from $10.6 trillion when he took office in 2009. (Associated Press)

National debt nearly doubles under Obama

The White House predicted Friday that the federal government's budget deficit for the current fiscal year will hit $600 billion, an increase of $162 billion over last year's and a final sour note on President Obama's watch. Published July 17, 2016

People stand near a makeshift memorial for the victims killed in an attack where a truck mowed through revelers in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Obama offers condolences to Hollande over attack in Nice

President Obama called French President Francois Hollande Friday to offer condolences on the latest horrific terrorist attack, and the White House struggled to explain why such attacks are multiplying even as the administration is claiming success in the fight against the Islamic State. Published July 15, 2016