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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

Environmental lobbyists plan to turn up the head against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, as his confirmation hearings loom. (Associated Press)

Trump EPA pick Pruitt decried by environmental lobby

Environmentalists this week are trying to rally Democrats in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's energy team, but they're facing an uphill battle with both lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the American public. Published January 10, 2017

Donald Trump's wrestling ties helped hone over-the-top political persona

From hosting two WrestleManias, taking a "Stone Cold Stunner" in front of tens of thousands of fans and now bringing Linda McMahon into his Cabinet, Donald Trump's relationship with professional wrestling dates back 30 years -- and analysts say the president-elect's close ties to WWE helped him hone his boisterous, over-the-top political persona. Published December 28, 2016

Gold Butte in Nevada was one of two sites that President Obama designated as national monuments on Wednesday. (Associated Press/File)

Obama claims another 1.6 million Western acres as national monuments

In yet another shot at the incoming Trump administration, President Obama on Wednesday designated about 1.6 million acres of Western land as national monuments, cordoning off the massive areas from energy development while vowing that his successor can't reverse his actions. Published December 28, 2016