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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

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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question on the House Benghazi investigation from a member of the media while visiting Galvanize in Denver, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton raised nearly $70 million in June

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in June raised nearly $70 million and begins July with about $44 million in the bank, according to fundraising totals released Friday afternoon. Published July 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a member of the audience after speaking at a Digital Content Creators Town Hall at the Neuehouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton: 'I am sympathetic' to Trump supporters

Hillary Clinton said she fully understands why many Americans are supporting Republican Donald Trump and she is "sympathetic" to the fact they feel "left out and left behind" in today's economy. Published June 29, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question on the House Benghazi investigation from a member of the media while visiting Galvanize in Denver, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Galvanize is a learning environment space for technology companies. Clinton said the House Benghazi committee found nothing different than previous investigations into the 2012 attack that killed four American diplomats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton: Trump peddling 'cruel fantasy' that old U.S. economy will return

Donald Trump is wrongly trying to convince Americans that the U.S economy of decades ago -- and the blue-collar jobs that went along with it -- will return under his leadership, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, accusing her Republican rival of pitching a "cruel fantasy" to voters. Published June 28, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, joined likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Warren slams Trump as VP speculation swirls

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the stage with Hillary Clinton and embraced her role as Democrats' top-gun surrogate in the war against Republican Donald Trump, heightening expectations of an all female presidential ticket for first time in history. Published June 27, 2016

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, a man passes The Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. President Barack Obama is designating the Stonewall Inn in New York a national monument, the first to honor gay rights. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Obama designates Stonewall Inn nation's first LGBTQ national monument

President Obama on Friday designated New York City's Stonewall Inn as the first national monument honoring LGBTQ rights, a move the White House says underscores this administration's commitment to equality and will make the National Park System "more inclusive." Published June 24, 2016

Mrs. Clinton blamed the ruling not on the court but on Senate Republicans, who have refused to hold confirmation hearings and a vote on President Obama's high court nominee, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland. (Associated Press)

Court's split deportation ruling gives campaign ammo to Trump, Clinton camps

Hillary Clinton booed and Donald Trump cheered the news that a deadlocked Supreme Court put President Obama's deportation amnesty on ice, deepening the divide in the presidential race over Supreme Court picks and the executive branch's role in carving out immigration policy. Published June 23, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in Raleigh, N.C., on June 22, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Clinton blames Senate GOP for Obama's Supreme Court immigration loss

Senate Republicans are to blame for Thursday's Supreme Court decision that stopped President Obama's deportation amnesty program, Hillary Clinton said in a statement, charging that the court would have ruled in the administration's favor if only there had been one more liberal Justice on the bench. Published June 23, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tacked left on the economy on Wednesday, slamming Wall Street and touting debt-free college. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton stays on the attack, as Donald Trump jets to Scotland

As Donald Trump prepares to leave U.S. shores to spend a few days with his Scottish golf properties, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday ripped the Republican billionaire and warned his policies would tank the economy — a line of attack political analysts say could gain new traction over the next few days while she has the American stage to herself. Published June 22, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is escorted by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of Calif. to a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Clinton bashes Wall Street, corporations as she shifts left on economy

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday bashed Wall Street and large U.S. corporations for holding back economic growth and taking advantage of middle-class workers, vowing that, if elected president, she'd force companies to share profits with employees and slap new taxes on firms that try to move overseas. Published June 22, 2016