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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 [email protected].

Articles by Ben Wolfgang

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign strategy centers on directing attention away from the sexual harassment claims about him and toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials calling for him to step aside. (Associated Press/File)

Roy Moore focuses battle on establishment Republicans

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state. Published November 19, 2017

FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo a layer of smog covers the city of Brussels. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)

Republicans, Democrats brainstorm on plan to reduce greenhouse gas

Amid a raging debate about how the U.S. should approach climate change, Republicans and Democrats on a key Senate panel Wednesday sought common ground on the best ways to continue reducing the nation's greenhouse gas emissions through research, innovation and private-sector leadership. Published November 15, 2017

President Trump's recent vow to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord drew the ire of environmental activists who came to the COP 23 Fiji U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, to urge Americans like former Vice President Al Gore to continue to abide by the accord's goals for future emissions standards. (Associated Press)

Liberal governors attend climate conference in place of Trump

The liberal governors of California, Washington and Oregon took the place of President Trump Sunday at an international climate change conference in Germany, and told world leaders that the White House's refusal to combat global warming means nothing to them. Published November 12, 2017

Virginia Gov.-elect, Ralph Northam gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

After Northam win, Virginia set to unveil cap-and-trade plan

With the certainty that a Democrat will run the state for the next four years, Virginia next week is expected to unveil its own ambitious plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions with a cap-and-trade proposal similar to the ones already in place across the Northeast. Published November 10, 2017

In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in Damascus, Syria. (SANA via AP, File)

Syria to sign Paris climate deal; U.S. now only holdout

President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has now officially left the U.S. standing alone on the global stage, with Syria, the only other holdout, declaring Tuesday it will join the deal and commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions. Published November 7, 2017

Senate panel narrowly approves two controversial EPA nominees

A Senate panel on Wednesday approved two controversial nominees for top jobs at the Environmental Protection Agency in highly contentious party-line votes, prompting Democrats to charge that whatever goodwill existed between the two sides is now gone. Published October 25, 2017

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Nicaragua signs Paris climate deal; U.S., Syria now only countries out

On the same day the U.S. and Syria became the final two holdouts in the landmark Paris climate pact, State Department officials deflected questions about rejoining the accord and placed the full burden of renegotiating more favorable terms squarely on President Trump's shoulders. Published October 24, 2017