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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

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President Obama speaks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City on May 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama touts gun control on Mexico visit

President Obama said Friday that gun control will help save lives — in Mexico. On his fourth trip to Mexico as president, Mr. Obama delivered a wide-ranging speech to students in Mexico City in which he pledged to help reduce gun violence there and to enact immigration reform that includes a pathway to U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants. Published May 3, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks on May 2, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, where he announced he will nominate Penny Pritzker (right) as secretary of commerce and Michael Froman (left) as U.S. trade representative. (Associated Press)

Obama's Commerce pick Pritzker may face flak

President Obama nominated longtime fundraiser and hotel heiress Penny Pritzker Thursday to run the Commerce Department, gambling that her role in a failed bank and opposition from labor groups won't derail her Senate confirmation. Published May 2, 2013

President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands following their news conference at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on May 2, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama talks up immigration bill, touts border security while in Mexico

In Mexico to promote trade, President Obama said Thursday that security along the U.S.-Mexican border has improved and that a pending immigration reform bill in Congress would ensure the countries' economic growth doesn't get "bogged down" in border problems. Published May 2, 2013

This citizen journalism image provided by the Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels, right, standing next a damaged warplane, at Abu Dhour military airbase, which is besieged by the rebels in the northern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad)

White House 'evaluating' weapons for Syrian rebels

A day after President Obama was criticized for hedging on reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria's civil war, the White House left open the possibility Wednesday that the U.S. would provide weaponry soon to opposition groups. Published May 1, 2013

President Obama answers questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama further amends 'red line' words on Syria chemical attacks

Raising the bar for direct U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, President Obama said Tuesday that he won't take more forceful action until the international community is convinced that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons. Published April 30, 2013

President Obama answers questions during his new conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama: Guantanamo must close

President Obama said Tuesday he doesn't want suspected terrorists on a hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay to die, and he vowed to redouble his efforts to close the detention center in Cuba. Published April 30, 2013

Air traffic control tower

FAA respite from sequester fuels budget fighting

The FAA ended its furloughs of air traffic controllers over the weekend and said the nation's enraged travelers, who had been caught in long delays at some major airports, should see things back to normal by Sunday night. Published April 28, 2013

** FILE ** Travelers stand in line at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, April 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

Congress tells Obama to stop FAA furloughs

Moving with striking speed and overwhelming bipartisanship, Congress on Friday ordered President Obama to cancel the furloughs of air traffic controllers, making the second big dent in the budget sequesters. Published April 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this image from video broadcast on Syrian state television Wednesday, April 17, 2013, President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview. (AP Photo/Syrian State TV via AP video

Obama wants more proof of Syria's use of sarin gas

President Obama said Friday that reports of Syria using chemical weapons "is a game changer" for dealing with the regime, but he cautioned that the U.S. won't take action quickly. Published April 26, 2013

President Obama (center) walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton (left) and George W. Bush to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. Mr. Obama asked the former presidents to help with U.S. relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Bush policies still alive in Obama White House

President Obama came into office promising to be the opposite of George W. Bush, but after nearly five years as commander in chief, his policies are more like his Republican predecessor than he would care to acknowledge. Published April 24, 2013

Obama tells Dem donors he'll seek GOP support

On the eve of dedicating the presidential library of the man he blames for much of the country's ills, President Obama said George W. Bush “loves this country and loves its people” and he told Democratic supporters that he will keep reaching out to Republicans regardless of whether they think it makes him look like " a sap." Published April 24, 2013

Boots commemorating the time Mr. Bush was general managing partner for the Texas Rangers are on display.

Interactive Bush museum will highlight 8 years of the era of 'W'

George W. Bush's turbulent presidency, from the Florida vote recount to the Great Recession, from 9/11 to Iraq, will go on display for posterity Thursday with the dedication of the $250 million presidential library and museum. Published April 24, 2013