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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

President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, about steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama calls for expanding broadband Internet

President Obama bit the hand that helped to fund his re-election Wednesday, criticizing big cable companies for holding monopolies in many communities and calling for faster broadband Internet service across America. Published January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices at the Constitution Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, about his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identify theft and improving consumer and student privacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama lays out new data-protection bills

Marching toward his State of the Union address later this month, President Obama on Monday laid out new privacy proposals to protect American consumers and students from identity theft and data breaches. Published January 12, 2015

French President Francois Hollande, second from left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, join other dignitaries, heads of government and heads of state as they march during a rally in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. More than 40 world leaders, their arms linked, marched through Paris Sunday to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor 17 victims of three days of terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Obama, top U.S. officials skip Paris memorials attended by other world leaders

World leaders and top government officials from Israel, Germany, Russia and elsewhere gathered in Paris on Sunday to honor victims of last week's terrorist attacks, but the Obama administration has come under fire for dispatching only the U.S. ambassador to France as the nation's representative. Published January 11, 2015

Holding up signs reading "I am Charlie" and French flags attend a rally in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Hundreds of thousands gathered Sunday throughout Paris and cities around the world, to show unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France’s bleakest moment in half a century. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Top Obama officials MIA at Paris unity rally

Heads of state from Europe to the Middle East marched in Paris Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terrorist attacks, but the U.S. was represented only by an ambassador as higher-ranking officials either stayed home or worked behind the scenes. Published January 11, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., after Biden administered the Senate oath to Coons during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sen. Coons: My daughter doesn't think Joe Biden is creepy

Video of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s awkward interaction with Sen. Chris Coons' daughter went viral last week, but the Delaware Democrat denies that his child believes the vice president is "creepy." Published January 11, 2015