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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

**FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks about gun legislation on April 9, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington. The Obama administration continued its efforts to pressure Republicans, with Mr. Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaking at the White House, joined by law enforcement officials. (Associated Press)

Biden slams GOP over gun filibuster threat

Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to shame senators Tuesday into supporting the administration's new gun-control measures, accusing opponents of failing to understand the pain of parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Published April 9, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, April, 7, 2013. (AP Photo / Mohamed Torokman)

John Kerry: U.S. won’t stop Israeli action against Iran

On his second trip to the Middle East in two weeks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday the U.S. won't stop Israel from taking whatever action is necessary to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Published April 8, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney briefs reporters at the White House in Washington on April 8, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House: Planned GOP gun filibuster cowardly

Beginning a week of high pressure on gun control, the White House on Monday accused some Republican senators of cowardice for planning to filibuster gun legislation without allowing the full Senate to vote on President Obama's initiatives. Published April 8, 2013

Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the president'sresidence in Jerusalem, Monday, April, 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Secretary of State Kerry in Israel to push for peace

On his second trip to the Middle East in two weeks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday the U.S. won't stop Israel from taking whatever action is necessary to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Published April 8, 2013

President Barack Obama scratches his head as he speaks during a campaign event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama seeks $100 million for brain research

Brushing aside the impact of automatic budget cuts, President Obama Tuesday proposed $100 million in new spending on a human brain research program that he said could develop new ways to treat autism, Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Published April 2, 2013

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Obama heads to California for several high-dollar fundraisers

After breaking bread with Republicans lately in search of compromise, President Obama will return to his role as Democratic fundraiser-in-chief Wednesday with a trip to the homes of liberal billionaire supporters in San Francisco. Published April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama greets people after arriving on Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami, Friday, March 29, 2013. Obama is promoting a plan to create jobs by attracting private investment in highways and other public works during a visit to a Miami port on Friday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama seeks $21 billion to repair ports, roads, bridges

President Obama called on Congress Friday to approve $21 billion in new spending to repair America's ports, roads and bridges, with the administration saying it will explain later how to pay for the programs. Published March 29, 2013

'Obamacare,' voter registration ties raise questions

The Obama administration isn't taking credit for a provision in the Affordable Care Act that encourages people to register to vote, although White House officials obviously favor the prescription. Published March 26, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (left) walks past a Secret Service agent after welcoming the NCAA college football BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the South Lawn of the White House to honor their 14th championship on April 19, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Secret Service gets first woman director

President Obama on Tuesday appointed the first woman ever to head the Secret Service, an agency still struggling to recover from a high-profile sex scandal. Published March 26, 2013