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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.

He can be reached at bwolfgang@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Ben Wolfgang

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally the University of Cincinnati Dieterle Vocal Arts Center in Cincinnati, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump in NAACP address

As Republicans kicked off their party convention in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to spoil the coronation of Donald Trump by painting her rival as a bigot who is incapable of keeping America safe or dealing with the complex challenges around race. Published July 18, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Thursday, July 14, 2016.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton resurrects 1964 'Confessions of a Republican' ad

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on Monday hit Republican Donald Trump with an attack straight out of the Lyndon Johnson playbook, resurrecting and refreshing a famous 1964 commercial that it says is as relevant today as it was five decades ago. Published July 18, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the African Methodist Episcopal church national convention in Philadelphia, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) **FILE**

Clinton: Trump a threat to democracy and has ruined 'party of Lincoln'

Speaking in the spot where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous "house divided" speech, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called Republican Donald Trump a legitimate threat to democracy and said the billionaire has forever tarnished the GOP, turning it from the "party of Lincoln" to the "party of Trump." Published July 13, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the African Methodist Episcopal church national convention in Philadelphia, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton's health plan to include a public option

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party continued tacking left over the weekend and offering olive branches to Sen. Bernard Sanders on health care, reforms to the nation's drug laws, minimum wage and other key issues — though they also handed him a stinging defeat on trade. Published July 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton may soon hear the words she has been waiting to hear from Bernard Sanders. (Associated Press/File)

Hillary Clinton's leftward tack moves Bernie Sanders closer to endorsement

His presidential campaign has been over for a month, but analysts said Sen. Bernard Sanders' endorsement could still help Hillary Clinton -- particularly if the former first lady continues to make her own overtures by moving further to the left on issues Mr. Sanders has championed. Published July 7, 2016

Obama hits campaign trail in N.C.: 'I believe in Hillary Clinton'

Eight years after defeating her in one of the toughest primary fights in recent history, President Obama on Tuesday hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, praising his former 2008 rival as "smart" and "prepared" to succeed him as president. Published July 5, 2016