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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 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

President Barack Obama speaks at 1776, a hub for tech startups, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama sees 'progress' in strong job numbers

Seizing on a positive jobs report for June, President Obama said Thursday that America is "making progress" on the economy and urged congressional Republicans to cooperate on his agenda. Published July 3, 2014