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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 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

Hillary Clinton was locked in a tight battle in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night, still struggling to overcome a feisty challenge from Sen. Bernard Sanders. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders likely to unite against Donald Trump

With his words, actions and personal checkbook, then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 moved past a bitter primary fight and acted quickly to mend fences with Hillary and Bill Clinton, offering a template for Mrs. Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders as they try to unify the Democratic Party during this crucial post-primary, pre-convention period. Published June 13, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York. (Associated Press)

Clinton poised for nomination, makes direct appeal to Sanders' supporters

As she crosses a historic milestone toward becoming the first woman to lead a major political party's presidential ticket, Hillary Clinton took to the stage Tuesday night and delivered a clear message -- her primary fight against Sen. Bernard Sanders was good for the Democratic Party, but it's now time to unite and prepare for a brutal general election fight against Republican Donald Trump. Published June 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt,  stand together before the start of the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ** FILE **

Sanders' supporters shift focus to pushing party left behind Clinton

Leading liberal backers of Sen. Bernard Sanders have begun to shift their attention away from the presidential primary and toward pushing the party as a whole to the left as it coalesces around Hillary Clinton -- though the senator from Vermont and his ardent supporters remain defiant. Published June 7, 2016

The North Dakota win demonstrates that Sen. Bernard Sanders still has tremendous appeal to segments of the Democratic party and proves that many Democrats still aren't ready to line up behind Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders wins North Dakota caucuses

Sen. Bernard Sanders picked up a win Tuesday night in the North Dakota caucuses, a small consolation prize for his insurgent campaign as Hillary Clinton continues her seemingly inevitable march to the Democratic presidential nomination. Published June 7, 2016

The result in the Garden State will have little bearing on the race, as Hillary Clinton earlier this week secured the number of delegates needed to claim the nomination, according to an Associated Press count. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton wins New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota primaries

Hillary Clinton claimed victory Tuesday in the New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, defeating Sen. Bernard Sanders in two key races as she claimed the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and made clear she's now preparing for the general election. Published June 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign rally at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in San Diego.(AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker)

Bernie Sanders already looking past California, promises 'contested convention'

Even though Hillary Clinton is expected to reach the delegate threshold Tuesday and become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Bernard Sanders over the weekend vowed to continue campaigning and again promised a fight at this summer's party convention in Philadelphia. Published June 6, 2016