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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

In a prime-time address from the White House, President Obama said his action on immigration is "lawful," and he dared Republican critics in Congress to counter him by passing a comprehensive legislation, which he said would be a permanent fix. (Associated Press)

Obama offers amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants, defies GOP

Brushing aside warnings from Republicans, President Obama announced Thursday night that he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants, igniting a constitutional furor that amounted to a declaration of war against the incoming Republican majorities in Congress. Published November 20, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama walks away from the podium following the end of his news conference at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday. Obama left Australia back for Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

China, Australia strike major free-trade deal after Obama leaves

No sooner had President Obama left Australia than that country announced a new major free-trade agreement Monday with China, shedding perspective on the president's failure to secure the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact that he views as the key to his administration's renewed focus on the region. Published November 17, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad presents a snag in U.S.-Iran nuclear arms talks. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

U.S.-Iran nuke talks hinge on Assad ouster

The U.S. will make a final push Tuesday in eight-party talks to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions, with a new cloud hanging over the negotiations: the possibility of the Obama administration moving more directly to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close ally of Tehran. Published November 17, 2014

President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit 2014 at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Climate change hurting entire U.S., White House task force says

The White House forged ahead Monday with President Obama's plans for coping with the effects of climate change, receiving recommendations from a presidential task force that could cost the federal government more than $100 billion to help communities prepare for flooding and other weather-related problems. Published November 17, 2014

Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, left, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaks during a meeting with faith and humanitarian groups as part of the administration’s response to Ebola, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House compound in Washington.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ebola czar says more cases in U.S. to come

In a rare public appearance, President Obama's Ebola czar said Thursday there will be more cases of the virus in the U.S. "occasionally." Published November 13, 2014

Vice President Joseph R. Biden. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Joe Biden claims middle class devastated during Clinton years

Vice President Joseph R. Biden took a swipe Thursday at the Clinton administration — and at possible presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton — by saying the middle class declined "all through the '90s." Published November 13, 2014

(Illustration: National Labor Relations Board)

Obama withdraws controversial labor board nominee

In his first sign of yielding to the incoming Republican majority in the Senate, President Obama on Wednesday withdrew the nomination of Sharon Block for the National Labor Relations Board. Published November 12, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, smiles after a group of children waved flags and flowers to cheer him during a welcome ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America's relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama's unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Obama strikes climate change deal with China

The United States and China unveiled ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases in an effort by the world's two biggest carbon dioxide polluters to foster a global agreement on climate change next year. Published November 11, 2014