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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 Obama puts his arm around former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, before he speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 17, 2013, about measures to reduce gun violence. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama meets with ex-Rep. Giffords on gun control

Continuing his push for gun control Friday, President Obama met with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband at the White House to discuss executive actions to restrict gun ownership. Published December 4, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

ISIS link in San Bernardino rampage defies Obama's safety assurances

Reports that the female attacker in the California mass shooting pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State are surfacing just two days after President Obama said he believed the U.S. was safe from a Paris-style attack from the extremist group. Published December 4, 2015

"We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world," President Obama said. (Associated Press)

Obama calls women in combat roles 'historic' step

President Obama said Thursday that the Pentagon's move to open combat units to women will strengthen the U.S. military, similar to the impact in past decades of desegregating the armed forces and allowing gay service members to serve openly. Published December 3, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House says stricter gun laws can prevent terrorist attacks

Despite mounting evidence that Islamist terrorists were responsible for the mass slayings in California, the White House said Thursday that stricter gun control could have prevented the attack and vowed to keep "scrubbing" the nation's laws for ways that President Obama can take executive action to restrict gun ownership. Published December 3, 2015

Dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Camp X-Ray was used as the first detention facility for al Qaeda and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks. (Associated Press)

White House refutes report of high cost to close Guantanamo

The White House insisted Wednesday that closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay will save taxpayers money, despite a Pentagon report that it will cost more to transfer and imprison some of the terrorism suspects in the U.S. Published December 2, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question from members of the media at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Nov. 23, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House warns GOP over shutdown battle

The White House lashed out at congressional Republicans Wednesday for risking a government shutdown within two weeks by trying to include "ideological" budget provisions that the administration said will protect big banks and polluters. Published December 2, 2015

FILE - In this April 1, 2005 file photo, Sandy Berger, who was President Clinton's top national security aide, leaves the U.S. District Court House in Washington. A spokesman for his firm says that Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s second term foreign policy and got in trouble over mishandling classified documents, died Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

Obama praises Berger for 'wisdom' and leadership

President Obama paid tribute to former White House national security chief Sandy Berger Wednesday as "one of our nation's foremost national security leaders." Published December 2, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama,  in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The leaders discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, and the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Russia accuses Turkish president of buying oil from Islamic State

A day after President Obama tried to smooth over tensions between Turkey and Russia, a top Russian official accused the Turkish president and his family Wednesday of engaging in an illegal oil trade with the Islamic State extremist group in Syria. Published December 2, 2015

President Obama has been working hard in the wake of Turkey shooting down a Russian plane to get the two countries to find common ground in the fight against the Islamic State, however, frosty relations remain between the two powers. (Associated Press)

Obama hopes Turkey, Russia can put aside differences after plane shootdown

With Islamist terrorism overshadowing his starring role at a climate change summit, President Obama tried to play peacemaker between Turkey and Russia Tuesday amid signs that escalating tensions could further hinder the U.S.-led coalition's fight against the Islamic State. Published December 1, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Obama says Putin can't afford another 'Afghanistan' in Syrian war

President Obama said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't want a repeat of Afghanistan with its military action in Syria, but he doesn't expect Moscow to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad in the civil war anytime soon. Published December 1, 2015