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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

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 legal settlements rise over botched care: Report

The Department of Veterans Affairs was hit with more bad news Tuesday on two fronts, as an investigation showed the agency's legal settlements have more than tripled in the past five years, and a congressional review outlined "systemic failures" at the VA's notorious medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin. Published May 31, 2016

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan on Friday. Mr. Obama's visit was criticized by the left and the right. Some said his rhetoric does not match his actions and others said his speech sounded like an apology. (Associated Press)

Obama's Hiroshima visit panned by critics on left, right

President Obama burnished his legacy as the president who went to Hiroshima, but critics on the left and right say the historic visit probably won't make a bit of difference for his dream of a world without nuclear weapons. Published May 29, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obam, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after laying wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. Atomic Bomb Dome is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama offers no apology at Hiroshima, calls for end to nuclear weapons

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the nuclear attack in World War II, embracing a survivor but offering no apology Friday, saying that he came "to mourn the dead" and work toward a world without nuclear weapons. Published May 27, 2016

Michelle Obama tells graduates to reject 'selfish' leaders

In a swipe at Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular, first lady Michelle Obama urged native American high school graduates Thursday to reject leaders who advocate "that we should be selfish." Published May 26, 2016

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after speaking to media in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama apologizes to Japan for ex-Marine charged with murder

President Obama expressed "my sincere condolences and deepest regrets" to the Japanese people Wednesday for the murder of a Japanese woman allegedly at the hands of a former Marine at the U.S. air base in Okinawa. Published May 25, 2016

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is facing calls for his resignation amid persistent agency failings and his own highly publicized gaffes. (Associated Press)

VA secretary faces calls for resignation after 'Disneyland' gaffe

Tapped by President Obama less than two years ago to fix the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert McDonald is now facing calls for his resignation amid persistent agency screwups and his own highly publicized gaffes. Published May 24, 2016

President Obama acknowledged that some dissidents who had been invited to meet with him were not able to attend. A White House aide blamed the Vietnamese government for preventing attendance by two dissidents and human rights groups said police are preventing some activists from leaving their homes during Mr. Obama's visit. (Associated Press)

Obama presses human rights message on trip in Vietnam

President Obama called on Vietnam's communist leaders to allow greater freedoms for their people Tuesday, even as some Vietnamese dissidents were prevented from meeting with him on his second full day in the country. Published May 24, 2016