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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

Baylor University students hold a candlelight vigil outside Waco Hall for the victims of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press/Waco Tribune Herald)

Obama prays for Texas explosion victims

President Obama offered prayers Thursday for the community of West, Texas, that was devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant. Published April 18, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama: Abortion violators should be prosecuted

Speaking for the first time about the murder trial of an abortionist in Philadelphia, President Obama said Wednesday that any abortion provider who violates the law should be prosecuted. Published April 17, 2013

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

FBI: Ricin mailed to Obama

With the nation on edge from deadly terrorist bombings in Boston and suspicious letters mailed to Washington officials, the White House said Wednesday it's premature to speculate that America is under attack. Published April 17, 2013

South Korean Army soldiers patrol on Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, on April 16, 2013. North Korea's state media said the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army issued an ultimatum demanding an apology from South Korea for "hostile acts" and threatening that unspecified retaliatory actions would happen at any time. (Associated Press)

North Korea rattles its sabers ever louder at South

North Korea intensified its threats of an imminent attack against the South Tuesday, while President Obama said the United States does not believe the communist regime has the ability to launch a nuclear weapon. Published April 16, 2013

** FILE ** The dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama predicts Senate will pass gun measure

As the Senate opens debate on legislation to expand background checks of gun purchases, President Obama said Tuesday he thinks public sentiment will compel lawmakers to approve the measure. Published April 16, 2013

** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

On Tax Day, Obama shows taxpayers where their money went

President Obama marked Tax Day on Monday by directing taxpayers to an online tool that shows them how their tax dollars are being divided among broad categories of federal spending such as education and defense. Published April 15, 2013

Obama aware of abortion doctor trial, Carney says

After weeks under the radar, the Philadelphia trial of an abortion provider accused of killing seven prematurely born babies is now gaining serious press attention and even President Obama is following the coverage. Published April 15, 2013

**FILE** A sign marks Wall Street in New York. (Associated Press)

Obama signs bill watering down financial-disclosure law

Brushing aside the objections of transparency advocates, President Obama on Monday signed a law that scales back some of the financial disclosure requirements in the Stock Act, which was intended to prevent lawmakers from benefiting from insider trading. Published April 15, 2013

President Obama talks on the phone with FBI Director Robert Mueller following explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Pete Souza/White House photo)

Obama pledges support to Boston in wake of explosions

President Obama has been briefed about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and his administration is in contact with state and local authorities, a White House official said Monday. Published April 15, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on April 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House backs Venezuela recount

The White House said it supports a recount in the presidential election in Venezuela, where the hand-picked successor of the late communist leader Hugo Chavez narrowly won. Published April 15, 2013