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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

Hillary Clinton painted Donald Trump as erratic, irresponsible and dangerous, was the opening salvo of what is sure to be a central theme in the general election campaign. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton hits on foreign policy in bid to foil Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that electing Donald Trump would be a "historic mistake" that would endanger national security and likely lead to war -- but the former secretary of state's own foreign policy record is checkered at best, analysts say, and it's no sure thing that voters will trust her over the Republican billionaire on global affairs. Published June 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton took questions from the press traveling with her campaign once, in Minnesota in March, but hasn't held an organized press conference in six months. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton yet to hold single press conference in 2016

Hillary Clinton is 0-for-2016, having failed to hold any full press conferences this year -- fueling the perception that she is the most guarded major candidate in recent political history, in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Published May 31, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Powerful green group NRDC backs Clinton in first presidential endorsement

Making its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund on Tuesday backed Hillary Clinton for president, shunning Sen. Bernard Sanders and calling the former first lady "an environmental champion" with the necessary experience to save the planet. Published May 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press/File)

Hillary Clinton camp now begging for donations to stop Donald Trump

Faced with sagging fundraising numbers, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign admitted it was wrong in assuming GOP nominee Donald Trump couldn't possibly win a general election contest, and that it needs a cash infusion to move beyond a bruising primary and take on the mogul. Published May 29, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Blackwood, N.J., on May 11, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Clinton paints Trump as heartless, suggests he profited off 2008 financial meltdown

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday doubled down on her strategy of painting presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as a heartless tycoon who profited in 2008 as average Americans suffered during the financial crisis, a narrative that she hopes will stick to the businessman between now and November. Published May 24, 2016


Hillary Clinton ducking final debate with Bernie Sanders in California

Hillary Clinton is ducking her final debate with Sen. Bernard Sanders, brushing off a commitment she made earlier this year to participate in a forum in California ahead of the state's June 7 primary -- and analysts say the former first lady is right to do so and could only damage herself in another testy back-and-forth with the Vermont senator. Published May 19, 2016

Sen. Bernard Sanders has been a Vermont independent during his 25 years in Washington. With no real loyalty to the party itself, he seems eager to rage against the Democratic establishment. (Associated Press)

Democrats fear Sanders, supporters have 'nothing to lose' from convention chaos

Democratic Party insiders fear Sen. Bernard Sanders and his "revolution" followers have little to lose by pursuing a scorched-earth campaign against Hillary Clinton, and the unease is growing despite vows from the maverick politician's camp that violence will not erupt at the Democratic National Convention in July. Published May 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton was not scheduled to appear publicly Tuesday night, but she claimed victory via social media, tweeting that "We just won Kentucky! Thanks to everyone who turned out. We're always stronger united." (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton projected as 'unofficial' winner in razor-thin Kentucky vote

Hillary Clinton eked out a narrow win in the Kentucky primary Tuesday, but she continues to limp toward the party convention in July while mired in a two-front war that is draining time, money and energy from her campaign and distracting from the general election fight against presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump. Published May 17, 2016

Kentucky voters Tuesday gave Democratic presidential candidates a tight race. Hillary Clinton has lost support among the working class in Appalachia, extending her primary race against Bernard Sanders. Oregon Democrats also voted Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. (The Paducah Sun via Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders in virtual dead heat in Kentucky

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders battled to a virtual tie in Kentucky on Tuesday, further miring the Clinton campaign in a brutal primary fight while it also tries to turn its attention to another front — the general election battle against Republican Donald Trump. Published May 17, 2016