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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 dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama speaks to leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs during his last two years in office, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the Business Roundtable Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama predicts GOP will fail in efforts to counter immigration action

President Obama said Wednesday he expects congressional Republicans to take "a couple of stabs" unsuccessfully at rescinding his executive action on immigration, but warned the issue shouldn't sidetrack fiscal issues such as completing a budget and reforming tax rates. Published December 3, 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest listens to a question during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Earnest spoke about the president's schedule and answered questions on topics including Ferguson and the economy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama didn't 'change' immigration law, White House says

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama was just being chatty last week when he told protesters in Chicago that he had "changed" immigration law through his executive actions. Published December 2, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces search a home during a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the practices of the country’s defense forces, including discussing a possible resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor, the Associated Press has learned. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight against the Taliban amid new indications that U.S. and international forces will play a greater role than initially envisaged.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

White House says Congress 'micromanaging' the military

The White House blasted lawmakers crafting the annual defense policy bill Tuesday, accusing Congress of "micromanaging" the Pentagon, a charge that is often hurled at President Obama. Published December 2, 2014

AT&T President and CEO Randall Stephenson and other corporate chiefs on Wednesday at the Business Roundtable in Washington will press President Obama and congressional leaders to approve a package of corporate tax breaks. (Associated Press)

Business chiefs to press Obama over tax stalemate

As President Obama prepares to meet with some of the nation's top business leaders Wednesday, he's divided with top Senate Democrats over tax-cut legislation that is viewed by many industry chiefs as crucial to continued job growth. Published December 2, 2014

Police arrest protester Derrick Robinson, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. Protesters and police clashed following an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders as protests continued following a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

Obama calls for police body cameras, curbs on military equipment

President Obama on Monday called on Congress to spend $263 million for police body cameras and better training, and for more monitoring of military-style equipment for police departments, in his first proposal to address unrest over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Published December 1, 2014

President Obama will hold White House meetings to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (Associated Press)

Obama to hold meetings on post-Ferguson policing

President Obama will hold three meetings at the White House Monday focusing on police tactics in minority communities as protests persist over a grand jury's refusal to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Published November 30, 2014

A White House official said Sunday night that President Obama will hold three meetings Monday focusing on police tactics in minority communities as protests persist over a grand jury's refusal to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. (Associated Press)

Obama enters Ferguson fray, plans meetings on police tactics in minority communities

The Missouri police officer at the heart of a racial controversy roiling the nation decided to resign because of threats against the Ferguson Police Department and its officers, his attorney said Sunday, hours before the White House announced President Obama would enter the raging debates prompted by the Ferguson shooting with a series of White House events. Published November 30, 2014

Powerful Republicans, such as incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, have argued that the USA Freedom Act to limit data collection would curtail U.S. counterterrorism operations. (Associated Press)

Obama facing uphill battle in curbing NSA snooping

With the lame-duck Congress failing to advance bipartisan surveillance-reform legislation, President Obama faces an uphill climb next year with his plans to end the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records. Published November 27, 2014

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to work with U.S. President Barack Obama on immigration issues.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Obama calls Mexican president to discuss immigration action

President Obama spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday about Mr. Obama's granting of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, and the White House said both men pledged to stop more immigrants coming from Central America. Published November 26, 2014