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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 [email protected].

Articles by Dave Boyer

President Donald Trump gestures as he makes a joke about his hair during remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says Kerry was 'worst negotiator ever' in Iran deal

Former Secretary of State John Kerry hasn't ruled out challenging President Trump in 2020, and the president reminded a conservative audience Friday what he thinks of the Massachusetts Democrat. Published February 23, 2018

"I want to end the problem," said President Trump during a White House meeting. His proposal includes raising the age limit to 21 for buying semiautomatic rifles. (Associated Press)

Trump maps out plan to prevent school shootings after Florida tragedy

President Trump mapped out his strategy Thursday for preventing school shootings, a plan that includes raising the age limit for purchasing semiautomatic rifles, arming more teachers and strengthening background checks to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Published February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump expresses support for arming teachers in 'listening session'

President Trump expressed support for arming teachers Wednesday during an emotional meeting at the White House with teenagers who survived last week's massacre at a Florida high school, while thousands of students walked out of schools nationwide and marched on capitols from Washington to Tallahassee to demand more gun control laws. Published February 21, 2018

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump orders ban on 'bump stock' gun modifications

President Trump announced Tuesday he is moving to ban "bump stock" accessories for semi-automatic firearms, and that he's considering other gun measures in the wake of last week's mass school shooting in Florida. Published February 20, 2018

President Donald Trump gestures to the media as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump supports improving federal background checks on gun owners

The White House offered support Monday for a bill that would bolster the federal system of background checks on gun owners, while the Florida couple who took in Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people at a high school last week, said he texted their son that he had a secret to share just three minutes before the gunfire started. Published February 19, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington in this file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) ** FILE **

White House devises new guidelines for security background checks

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly announced an overhaul of the government's system for managing security-clearance investigations, after the embarrassing case of a top aide to President Trump who kept working amid domestic abuse accusations. Published February 16, 2018