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Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang covers energy and the environment for The Washington Times. He covered Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2016, and prior to that spent two years as a White House correspondent during the Obama administration.

Before coming to The Times in 2011, Ben worked as political reporter at The Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Ben Wolfgang

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accompanied by members of the Secret Service, walks to greet members of the audience at a town hall at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton says she has 'both a public and a private position' on Wall Street: WikiLeaks release

Hillary Clinton told top banking executives that she has "both a public and a private position" on Wall Street reform and is reliant on wealthy donors to fund her campaign, leaked excerpts of the former first lady's speeches seem to show, fueling claims of hypocrisy on the part of Mrs. Clinton at a crucial moment in the presidential campaign. Published October 8, 2016

Partygoers dance and smoke pot at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on April 19, 2014. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton blows chance to win over millennials with slow evolution on pot

Like gay marriage, climate change and a host of other issues before it, Hillary Clinton's painfully slow evolution on marijuana legalization has again left the Democratic presidential nominee behind the curve in her own party -- and her position represents a squandered opportunity to potentially win over millennials. Published October 6, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during during a campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University Of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders blasts Trump's campaign of 'bigotry' and 'ugliness'

Sen. Bernard Sanders on Wednesday urged voters to reject Republican Donald Trump's campaign of "bigotry" and "ugliness," saying Americans who may be skeptical of Hillary Clinton still must vote for her in order to fight racism, sexism and homophobia. Published October 5, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with members of the media on her campaign plane at Chicago Midway Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Clinton proposes 5 million-member 'national service reserve' project

Pledging to make public service a hallmark of her would-be administration, Democrat Hillary Clinton proposed Friday a 5 million-member "national service reserve" project that would train Americans to respond to natural disasters, health emergencies and other crises. Published September 30, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., take the stage during a campaign stop at the University Of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Clinton, Sanders court millennials with free college plan

Speaking at the University of New Hampshire, Sen. Bernard Sanders and Hillary Clinton -- who waged a bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination -- appealed to millennials by pushing free college for most Americans and other liberal policy priorities. Published September 28, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign stop at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton reels in cash from international fundraisers

Since announcing her presidential bid last spring, the former first lady's campaign has held at least 34 fundraisers in foreign countries, with another four on the schedule in the coming weeks, according to a tally from the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation. Published September 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with members of the media on board her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

After debate, confident Clinton boasts: 'One down, two to go'

Less than 24 hours after her debate against Republican Donald Trump, a supremely confident Hillary Clinton emerged on the campaign trail Tuesday and made clear she believes she triumphed in the widely anticipated presidential forum. Published September 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Analysts: Clinton debate strategy for Trump needs altering

To be successful in Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton may have to suppress her inner policy wonk. While it goes against the nature of the former senator and secretary of state, scholars said her history shows that she's better off when she avoids the kinds of specific policies and details she excels at. Published September 22, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport, in White Plains, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Clinton calls Tulsa, Charlotte shootings 'unbearable'

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the recent shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, "unbearable" and said the nation can and must do better. Published September 21, 2016

Speculation is swirling that Hillary Clinton receiving over $1 million in donations from the oil-and-gas sector may be a ploy by the energy industry to get in good standing with her if she wins the presidential election. (Associated Press)

Clinton cash from fossil fuels sector raises doubts among green groups

Hillary Clinton may have transformed into a climate change warrior, but her campaign war chest is polluted by donations from the fossil fuels sector -- and some green activists say the influx of cash already is casting a dark cloud over her would-be administration and raises doubts about the sincerity of her environmental agenda. Published September 20, 2016