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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

"Jesus Christ, with great love, taught unambiguously that from the beginning marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman. As Catholic bishops, we follow our Lord and will continue to teach and to act according to this truth," Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement. (Associated Press)

Religious leaders reject gay marriage ruling as legal battles loom

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right, the battleground is shifting to religious freedom and whether religious people and/or churches can be compelled to sanction behavior contrary to their religious beliefs. Published June 28, 2015

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Obama says it's time to 'move on' with Obamacare

Fresh from a victory at the Supreme Court over his signature health-care law, President Obama said it's time for opponents to stop attacking the settled policy. Published June 27, 2015

Obama won't block families from paying ransom for hostages

President Obama will announce Wednesday that his administration will no longer threaten prosecution against families of hostages who want to pay ransom, after appearing helpless to stop grisly terrorist beheadings of American captives and facing criticism from their loved ones. Published June 23, 2015

"There are still differences  but we are trying to finish the work as early as possible," said an optimistic Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Associated Press)

White House pressed to extend Iran nuclear talks deadline

The Obama administration is coming under increasing pressure from European allies to extend the deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal beyond June 30, a development that signals doubts about Tehran's willingness to bargain and complicates the U.S. president's relations with Congress on the talks. Published June 22, 2015

Mourners placed ribbons in memory of the nine people killed at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday. The incident has renewed passions on all sides of the debate on gun rights and concealed carry laws. (associated press)

Obama intent to toughen gun laws, with or without Congress' help

In the wake of the shooting deaths at a black church in South Carolina, President Obama sounded as if he has abandoned gun control laws, but his administration is steadily pursuing a wide variety of gun regulations through executive action. Published June 21, 2015

Women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people, including the church's pastor, were gunned down at a prayer meeting Wednesday evening. (Associated Press)

Charleston church shooting reignites debates over guns, race in U.S.

Dylann Storm Roof -- a skinny, young white man with a bowl haircut -- entered a historic black church, sat down next to its well-known pastor for a Bible study and, about an hour later, according to police, he pulled out a gun and killed nine people in a race-fueled mass shooting that reignited talk about guns and racism in America. Published June 18, 2015