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Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.

Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

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Articles by Ben Wolfgang

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges members of the audience while speaking at a rally at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton's platform goes against gun rights

Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said she's not here "to take your guns away," but her campaign platform would go a long way toward stopping Americans from being able to buy some of the most popular firearms on the market. Published October 24, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wave as they arrive at a rally at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Warren, Clinton mock Donald Trump: 'Nasty women vote'

Turning Donald Trump's own words into a rallying cry for Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged "nasty women" to turn up in large numbers Nov. 8 and elect Hillary Clinton president. Published October 24, 2016

Interpretive park ranger Caitlin Kostic, right, gives a tour near the high-water mark of the Confederacy at Gettysburg National Military Park to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump closing argument is battle cry against Clinton corruption

Donald Trump called on voters Saturday to help him defeat a "totally rigged system," delivering a speech billed as the closing argument for his presidential campaign that became a battle cry against the forces that he said conspire against him and the American people. Published October 22, 2016

Donald Trump gestures toward Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate Wednesday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash on policy, personality in final debate

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being "a puppet" for Russian President Vladimir Putin and urged voters to send a signal in this presidential election by rejecting the kind of candidate who has been accused of demeaning and assaulting women, mocking the disabled and inciting violence, as the two candidates faced off in their final debate. Published October 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton listens to Donald Trump during the third presidential debate Wednesday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Clinton routinely 'outsmarted and outplayed' by Putin, Trump says

Hillary Clinton was routinely "outsmarted and outplayed" by Russian President Vladimir Putin while secretary of state, Donald Trump charged Wednesday night, saying the chaos in Syria and elsewhere across the Middle East is proof that Moscow has diplomatically outmaneuvered the U.S. Published October 19, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mark Ralston/Pool via AP)

Trump says his justices will overturn Roe v. Wade

Donald Trump told voters the Supreme Court is "what it's all about" in this election as he and Hillary Clinton squared off for their final debate ahead of the election, vowing to appoint justices who would be conservative and would overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Published October 19, 2016

Recent polls, almost all of which show the former first lady enjoying a comfortable lead, have Hillary Clinton's campaign believing it's firmly in the driver's seat. (Associated Press)

Democrats shift funds to Senate, House races with Clinton confident of victory

Hillary Clinton will enter Wednesday night's final presidential debate with Democrats having already declared victory in the Nov. 8 election, and analysts say her biggest task in the high-stakes showdown is to avoid any unforced errors against Republican Donald Trump and try to "run out the clock" over the next three weeks. Published October 18, 2016

In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Clinton campaign mocks Catholics, Southerners, 'needy Latinos' in emails

Long before Hillary Clinton called millions of Americans a "basket of deplorables," her top campaign advisers and liberal allies openly mocked Catholics, Southerners and a host of other groups, according to newly released emails that offer a stunning window into the vitriol inside the Clinton world less than a month before Election Day. Published October 12, 2016

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., yell during a rally near City Hall in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Democrats planned to fool 'self-righteous' Sanders backers at convention

Newly released emails show former Democratic Party officials offering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign detailed advice on how to trick "self-righteous" supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders into thinking they won concessions from the party establishment. Published October 12, 2016