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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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the African Methodist Episcopal church national convention in Philadelphia, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton's health plan to include a public option

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party continued tacking left over the weekend and offering olive branches to Sen. Bernard Sanders on health care, reforms to the nation's drug laws, minimum wage and other key issues — though they also handed him a stinging defeat on trade. Published July 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton may soon hear the words she has been waiting to hear from Bernard Sanders. (Associated Press/File)

Hillary Clinton's leftward tack moves Bernie Sanders closer to endorsement

His presidential campaign has been over for a month, but analysts said Sen. Bernard Sanders' endorsement could still help Hillary Clinton -- particularly if the former first lady continues to make her own overtures by moving further to the left on issues Mr. Sanders has championed. Published July 7, 2016

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