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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

White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 1, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House blasts McCain over Hagel questions

The White House Friday blasted Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was President Obama's opponent in 2008, for his tough questioning Thursday of Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel over the U.S. troop surge in the Iraq war. Published February 1, 2013

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White House silent on Sen. Blackburn's skeet-shooting challenge

The White House isn't biting on a Republican congresswoman's offer to go skeet shooting with President Obama. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has voiced skepticism of Mr. Obama's claim of frequent skeet shooting at Camp David, and she said she'd like to be invited to the presidential retreat for a match. Published January 30, 2013

National Rifle Association President David Keene (center) and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (right) greet Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "What Should America Do About Gun Violence?" (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Emotions run high at gun hearing

Democrats and Republicans found little common ground Wednesday as Congress kicked off the first major gun-control debate in years, showing last month's school shooting rampage in Connecticut left emotional scars but has not broken the gridlock that has doomed gun legislation for two decades. Published January 30, 2013

Egypt's rulers in peril with growing violence

Egypt's security deteriorated sharply Tuesday as violent clashes in Cairo and elsewhere raised questions about the ruling Islamist party's control of the country. Published January 29, 2013

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Obama short of judges for his liberal agenda

President Obama already has sketched out a left-leaning legal agenda for his second term on issues such as gun control, climate change and gay rights, but he is falling far short in nominating the judges to help him uphold it. Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama was at her husband's side as he took the oath of office, holding the Bible as he pledged to protect and defend the Constitution. (Associated Press)

A 'limitless' vision: Obama lays out liberal agenda for second term

Forging into the latter half of his historic presidency, Barack Obama urged the nation at his second inauguration Monday to work together on a liberal agenda of America's "limitless possibilities," such as reversing climate change, advancing gay rights and strengthening the social safety net. Published January 21, 2013

**FILE** Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

White House raises bar for flooded website

The constitutional right to petition the government for a redress of citizens' grievances, from deporting CNN anchor Piers Morgan to building a U.S. Death Star to seceding from the Union, just got a little more burdensome. Published January 16, 2013

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In proposing sweeping gun regulations Wednesday, President Obama said there are limits to gun owners' constitutional rights when the health and safety of the public are threatened. Published January 16, 2013

"This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe," President Obama said Wednesday as he and Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced their legislative and executive agenda to curb gun violence in America. (Associated Press)

Obama: U.S. will be 'judged' on guns

In one of the most far-reaching gun control proposals in decades, President Obama on Wednesday unveiled plans to ban military-style so-called assault weapons, limit ammunition clips to a maximum of 10 bullets, require universal background checks for all gun purchasers and announced 23 executive actions designed to address gun crime, mental health and school safety. Published January 16, 2013

The departure of Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar and other Cabinet members gives oil and gas leaders optimism that President Obama's energy and environmental policies will be friendlier to the industry during his second term. (Associated Press)

Interior's Salazar helps empty Obama's Cabinet

Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar's resignation doesn't just leave another open spot in President Obama's Cabinet. The departure of the former senator from Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the administration's energy and environmental policies in a second term — particularly oil and gas drilling on federal lands. Published January 16, 2013

Legionnaires of France's 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment, based in Orange, France, deploy at the airport in Bamako, Mali. An official at France's Defense Ministry says the country will "gradually deploy" a total of 2,500 troops to Mali, and the French president says the military operation will last until security has been restored and African forces are ready to take charge. (AP Photo/Arnaud Roine, French Army Communications Audiovisual Office [ECPAD])

U.S. aiding French in Mali

Entering a more visible phase of counterterrorism operations in Northern Africa, the White House said Tuesday it is sharing intelligence with France and considering a request to provide military aid in the French fight against Islamist extremists in Mali. Published January 15, 2013