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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

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits in an aircraft cockpit the Progress State Research and Production Space Centre (also known as TsSKB-Progress) in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Obama slams Putin's separatists: 'What are they trying to hide?'

President Obama demanded Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin force separatists in Ukraine to cooperate with international investigators trying to gain access to the crash site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight and to recover the bodies of the 298 victims. Published July 21, 2014

FILE- In this July 2, 2014 photo file, an unidentified child of a same sex couple sits next to a protest sign during the court hearing on gay marriage in Miami. Many religious leaders and conservative groups want President Obama to exempt religious organizations from an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gays in hiring. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

Obama to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive order

In an election-year nod to his liberal base, President Obama will sign an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working for federal contractors and the federal government. Published July 18, 2014

Barbie Miller, left, yells as she joins demonstrators outside the Mexican Consulate Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston.   Prospects for action on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will go into its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Obama to host immigration meeting with Central American leaders

President Obama will host the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss ways to "stem the flow" of illegal immigration, as the White House said Friday the U.S. began to return families from all three countries this week. Published July 18, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, to announce an initiative to increase private sector investment in the nation's infrastructure. The bridge was closed for emergency repairs last month after the discovery of four tilting support columns, and the federal government is helping pay for repairs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Obama calls on GOP to pass highway bill

At a closed commuter artery in Delaware, President Obama accused congressional Republicans Thursday of playing politics with highway funding and causing delays in needed road repairs. Published July 17, 2014

Two sides: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has called publicly for President Obama not to send immigrant children back to their home countries but privately urged a White House official not to house them at a site in Maryland. (Associated Press)

Illegal immigration crisis poses quandary for Democrats

Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates are showing divisions over how to handle the surge of illegal immigrant children, underscoring how quickly the immigration issue has gone from what they thought was a guaranteed political winner to an electoral headache. Published July 16, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference after meeting with Gov. Rick Perry in Dallas about immigration on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama's legacy may be a total lack of cooperation

President Obama's defiant emphasis on executive action reveals a larger failure looming for his legacy: His inability to work with Republicans means that he's unlikely to score even one significant legislative achievement over the final years of his presidency. Published July 15, 2014

Mayor Michael Nutter's executive order declared Philadelphia a "sanctuary city" for illegals. (associated press)

Two-time illegal immigrant charged with rape in Philly's sanctuary city

Living and working in sanctuary, Milton Mateo Garcia is accused of forcing a woman into her apartment and raping her repeatedly. With Mr. Garcia now facing trial, ICE has lodged a detainer against him, requesting that local police notify federal immigration authorities before he would be released. But Philadelphia police won't honor that request unless Mr. Garcia is convicted of a violent felony and a judicial warrant is issued. Published July 6, 2014