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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown at Wise High School, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: No rush to end affirmative action

In a new interview, President Obama said courts should allow affirmative action for the foreseeable future, but he believes he can do more for the cause of racial justice with policies to help black students obtain high school diplomas. Published October 20, 2014

While Pennsylvania state Rep. Marty Flynn didn't respond to a request for an interview, he appears to be embracing the role of a hero, posing for this photo at his local barbershop while holding a sign proclaiming "Warning: Protected by Second Amendment Security," as the employees proudly display their firearms. The photo was quickly taken down from the Facebook page of the Loyalty Barbershop & Shave Parlor. (Facebook)

Pennsylvania lawmaker who fired on mugger has admirers, critics

The Pennsylvania state representative who fended off a mugging by pulling out his own gun is drawing mixed reactions, with some people praising him as a folk hero and others demanding to know why he didn't dial 9-1-1 instead. Published October 19, 2014

Obama to announce micro-chip benefit cards Friday

President Obama will visit the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Friday where he's expected to announce a new change for those on the government dole — benefit cards currently embedded with a magnetic strip will likely switch over to a microchip. Published October 16, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park  in San Dimas, Calif.,  Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Obama designated the nearly 350,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles a national monument. Supporters say the move will provide recreational opportunities for millions of people _ minorities and children in particular _ who live in Los Angeles County, one of the most disadvantaged areas in terms of access to open space. Local officials worry about potential use restrictions (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama signs order creating national monument in California

Portraying his action as an effort to open up federal lands for minorities to enjoy, President Obama signed an executive order Friday designating more than 340,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California as a national monument. Published October 10, 2014

In this Feb. 20, 2011, photo, the San Gabriel Mountains rise above Pasadena, Calif., with the Brookside Golf Course in the foreground. (AP Photo/John Antczak) ** FILE **

Obama to designate another national monument by executive order

Over the heated objections of some local residents, President Obama will sign an executive order Friday afternoon designating nearly 350,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California as a national monument. Published October 10, 2014

Ariel Jalali, CEO of Sensay, offers President Barack Obama a job, after he leaves office, during a Q&A session at Cross Campus, a shared office complex in Santa Monica, Calif. on Thurdsay, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Jay L. Clendenin) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: LOS ANGELES TIMES, JAY L. CLENDENIN

Obama blames GOP for stagnating wages

President Obama told young entrepreneurs Thursday that Republicans in Congress are holding back the economy and preventing wages from growing faster. Published October 9, 2014

Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The U.S. government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports, including the New York area's JFK International and Newark Liberty International, as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.S. general warns Ebola could cross U.S. southern border

While the Obama administration plans to start checking travelers from West Africa for Ebola at five U.S. airports, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command is warning that West Africans already are entering America illegally at the porous southern border. Published October 9, 2014