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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

Scott P. Brown (Associated Press)

Scott Brown mulls White House run: 'I am curious'

Former Sen. Scott Brown says he’s seriously looking at a run for the White House in 2016 and is sending out tentative feelers while on vacation in several Western states to gauge interest. Published August 19, 2013

Ali McCracken, right, and others with Code Pink wear pink drones as they protest outside the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International 2013 conference held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, August 13, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Drone convention keeps privacy at the forefront — for protesters and officials

As protesters outside railed against drones' potential to be used for spying and other evils, industry leaders and government officials at this week's unmanned vehicles convention focused on writing the right laws and regulations to balance the craft's vast economic potential with protecting personal privacy. Published August 13, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 30, 2013, file frame grab from Rossiya 24 television channel, Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, speaks during an interview with Russian the state-owned Rossiya 24 television in Washington. (AP Photo/Rossiya 24 via APTN, File)

'My son has spoken the truth,' Edward Snowden's father says

As he prepares to visit his son in Russia, Lon Snowden on Sunday blasted President Obama and congressional leaders for failing to take real action to curb federal mass surveillance and data-collection efforts. Published August 11, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

Grassley's patience with Delaware wears thin in O'Donnell tax snooping case

Charging that Delaware officials have stopped cooperating with his investigation, Sen. Chuck Grassley has sent a pointed letter to the state's Division of Revenue in which he outlines specific, outstanding questions about the handling of former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's tax records. Published August 9, 2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/David Duprey)

As N.Y. fracking ban drags on, leading energy company backs out

In a possible sign that New York State won't be allowing fracking anytime soon, drilling giant Chesapeake Energy reportedly has abandoned its fight to retain land leases in portions of the state sitting atop vast natural gas reserves. Published August 7, 2013

Report: Racial divide still exists on college admissions

For many American college students, the nation's higher education system increasingly is defined by two distinct paths. The first, taken primarily by white students, leads to the top U.S. institutions, while the other — taken mostly by blacks and Hispanic students — leads to community colleges and less prestigious open-access schools, according to a major study of college enrollment patterns over the past 20 years. Published August 5, 2013