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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

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

In this June 18, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Clinton mocks Trump with new website -- ArtOfTheSteal

In an effort to "pull back the curtain" on Donald Trump's true business record, the Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday launched a new website and video that paints the Republican billionaire as greedy and incompetent. Published June 21, 2016

Voters this election cycle don't seem to be making their decisions based on a candidate's honesty and trustworthiness, surveys and exit polling data show, and many seem willing to back Hillary Clinton even though they harbor deep doubts about her character. (Associated Press).

Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll show

Hillary Clinton's honesty problem may end up not being much of a problem at all. Voters this election cycle don't seem to be making their decisions based on a candidate's honesty and trustworthiness, surveys and exit polling data show, and many seem willing to back Mrs. Clinton even though they harbor deep doubts about her character. Published June 19, 2016

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question during a panel discussion on national security, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

AFL-CIO endorses Hillary Clinton

The nation's largest federation of unions on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton, giving the former first lady the backing of yet another powerful labor group. Published June 16, 2016

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives for a speech on national security with retired Adm, James Barnett, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Hampton, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Hillary Clinton launches eight-figure ad blitz in battleground states

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign rolled out a multimillion-dollar ad campaign in eight battleground states across the country, offering an early glimpse of what's likely to be an unprecedented advertising war leading up to the November election. Published June 16, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, accompanied by his wife Jane, center right, leaves through the lobby of the Capitol Hilton after meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After private meeting, Sanders still won't endorse Clinton

As the primary season officially came to an end Tuesday night, Sen. Bernard Sanders met privately with Hillary Clinton -- but the senator from Vermont still wasn't ready to offer an endorsement to his presidential primary rival. Published June 15, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met in Washington on Monday to discuss uniting the party to defeat presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the polls November. (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton meet to discuss uniting against Trump

Amid signs his campaign may be nearing its end, Sen. Bernard Sanders met with rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night in Washington as the Democratic presidential primary race comes to a close and the party turns its attention to uniting against Republican Donald Trump. Published June 14, 2016