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Dave Boyer

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

Articles by Dave Boyer

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans’ best short-term response appears to be purely rhetorical: that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama denies immigration plan is 'amnesty'

President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is "certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it." Published November 22, 2014

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sept. 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

Obama to visit India in January

President Obama will travel to India in January for a celebration of the Indian constitution, the White House said Friday. Published November 21, 2014

President Barack Obama holds up his BlackBerry after he forgot it and returned back to the White House to retrieve it before his departure on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and set off a new fight with Republicans in Congress.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Forgetful Obama retrieves phone before immigration trip

President Obama started his immigration-related trip to Las Vegas Friday by boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, and then immediately getting back out of the presidential helicopter because he'd left something behind. Published November 21, 2014

President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office, on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The president will travel to Del Sol High School to speaks about the steps he will be taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama formally signs immigration executive action

Upon landing in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Obama officially signed two memoranda to carry out his executive actions granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. Published November 21, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony to award the National Medals of Science, and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama outlines sweeping immigration plan, dares critics to respond

President Obama will tell Americans Thursday night that his executive action granting legal status to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is "lawful," and he will dare Republican critics in Congress to pass legislation to fix the system. Published November 20, 2014

In a prime-time address from the White House, President Obama said his action on immigration is "lawful," and he dared Republican critics in Congress to counter him by passing a comprehensive legislation, which he said would be a permanent fix. (Associated Press)

Obama offers amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants, defies GOP

Brushing aside warnings from Republicans, President Obama announced Thursday night that he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants, igniting a constitutional furor that amounted to a declaration of war against the incoming Republican majorities in Congress. Published November 20, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad presents a snag in U.S.-Iran nuclear arms talks. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

U.S.-Iran nuke talks hinge on Assad ouster

The U.S. will make a final push Tuesday in eight-party talks to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions, with a new cloud hanging over the negotiations: the possibility of the Obama administration moving more directly to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close ally of Tehran. Published November 17, 2014