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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

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks about poverty during a news conference in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, before heading to campaign events in  Missouri and Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bernie Sanders: I can beat Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton can't

With the Democratic presidential nomination slipping away from him, Sen. Bernard Sanders on Wednesday told supporters to donate to his campaign because he can beat Republican Donald Trump in November -- and he hinted that Hillary Clinton cannot. Published February 24, 2016

Actor Will Ferrell poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Zoolander No. 2" in London, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Will Ferrell campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Nevada

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell urged Nevada voters this weekend to caucus for Hillary Clinton, saying that an "amazing turnout" will be key to a Clinton victory in the state. Published February 20, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, waves on stage with her husband and former President Bill Clinton during a Nevada Democratic caucus rally, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Clinton beats Sanders in tight race in Nevada, regains momentum

Hillary Clinton won a key victory over Sen. Bernard Sanders in the Nevada caucuses Saturday afternoon, holding off a surge by the Vermont senator and regaining her status as the Democratic party's presidential front-runner. Published February 20, 2016

Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left, speaks with U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., at the 91st Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

Clinton picks up big endorsement from South Carolina's Clyburn

Eight days before the crucial South Carolina primary, Hillary Clinton on Friday nabbed the endorsement of the state's most prominent Democrat, giving her campaign a much-needed boost and potentially helping to hold off a surging Sen. Bernard Sanders. Published February 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on NBC's "Late Night," where host Jimmy Fallon makes him a regular butt of jokes. (Associated Press)

Late-night jokes killed Palin, but they pump up Trump

Donald Trump's foray into presidential politics has been a godsend for late-night TV comics, who have mocked the billionaire businessman three times more often than any other candidate on either side of the aisle in recent months. Published February 18, 2016

Analysts say Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders' unkempt hair and rumpled look give him legitimacy as a people's candidate. (Associated Press)

There's Trump and then there's frump -- and it's key to Bernie Sanders' appeal

For Sen. Bernard Sanders, the suit doesn't make the man -- but it helps make the message. Political analysts say the 74-year-old White House hopeful's political success can't solely be attributed to his clear, powerful anti-Wall Street message, which centers on themes of income inequality and an ascendant billionaire class that's crushing average families. Published February 16, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. bows his head during a prayer at a breakfast with faith leaders at Allen University, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Bernie Sanders: 'Religious people' must address climate change

Sen. Bernard Sanders on Tuesday morning made a direct appeal to evangelical voters in South Carolina, repeating his calls for universal health care and free college tuition while also arguing that "religious people" have a moral obligation to fight climate change. Published February 16, 2016