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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