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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 Obama speaks during a news conference in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren't more violent than other people but they "have more deadly weapons to act out their rage." Published November 17, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama , right, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, prior to a session of the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. The leaders of the Group of 20 were wrapping up their two-day summit in Turkey Monday against the backdrop of heavy French bombardment of the Islamic State's stronghold in Syria. The bombings marked a significant escalation of France's role in the fight against the extremist group. (Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

Obama's Islamic State strategy under fire as France pushes U.S.-Russia coalition

With his handling of the war on terrorism under fire from all sides, a defensive President Obama on Monday warned against overreacting to the Islamic State attacks on Paris, but appeared to be the odd man out as the French president called on the U.S. and Russia to form a more powerful coalition to wage war against Islamic extremists and his own CIA chief openly worried that more such strikes are "in the pipeline." Published November 16, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. She is joined by Sergio Trujillo, Colombian dancer and choreographer, right, and Josh Segarra, left.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michelle Obama dances the conga at White House event

While her husband was dealing with the fallout from the Paris terrorist attacks Monday, first lady Michelle Obama danced the conga with musical theater students at the White House. Published November 16, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian†President Vladimir Putin leave after posing for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to redouble U.S. efforts to eliminate the Islamic State group and end the Syrian civil war that has fueled its rise, denouncing the extremist group's horrifying terror spree in Paris as "an attack on the civilized world." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Obama, G-20 leaders vow stronger fight to eliminate Islamic State

President Obama and other world leaders meeting in Turkey vowed Sunday to intensify their efforts to "eliminate" the Islamic State in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, but no strategies emerged immediately from the talks. Published November 15, 2015

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Col. John C. Millard as he walks from Marine One to board Air Force One, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The president is departing for a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia for global security and economic summits. The global anxiety sparked by a series of deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State group has given new urgency to Obama's upcoming talks with world leaders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House believes Islamic State behind Paris attacks

President Obama's national security advisers told him Saturday they have no reason to dispute the French assessment that the Islamic State carried out the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Published November 14, 2015

Former U.S. officials join Obama to promote trade deal

Four former secretaries of State and other officials from past administrations met with President Obama at the White House Friday to build support for his massive free-trade deal with Pacific Rim nations. Published November 13, 2015

President Obama speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., on July 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House counsel backs Senate justice reform bill

President Obama's top legal adviser gave his support Thursday to a Senate bill on criminal-justice reform that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Published November 12, 2015