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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

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Unpopular Obama sidelined during midterms

The White House Tuesday defended President Obama's increasingly invisible campaign work for congressional Democrats in the midterm elections and suggested that candidates who are shunning him will be to blame if Democrats lose control of the Senate. Published October 21, 2014

In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to The Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea releases American tourist

The White House confirmed Tuesday that North Korea has released American Jeffrey Fowle, who had been detained by the regime since last spring. Published October 21, 2014

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