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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 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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while she gives remarks on the explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood onboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport, in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton's former ties to Wal-Mart irritate liberals

Hillary Clinton's close ties to Wal-Mart have infuriated progressives who see the big-box store as the embodiment of capitalistic evil, but there's evidence the former first lady has changed since her time on the Wal-Mart board three decades ago, and will push for stronger labor unions, a higher minimum wage and other goals that may sever her cozy relationship with the ubiquitous company. Published September 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally Thursday at University of North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton returns to campaign trail, says time off 'was actually a gift'

Amid sagging poll numbers and criticism that she may not be physically up to the job of being president, Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday and declared that she is ready for battle against Republican Donald Trump, hoping to regain lost momentum as the White House race enters its home stretch. Published September 15, 2016

The latest conspiracies center on Hillary Clinton's health, including rumblings that the former secretary of state is terminally ill or that she has resorted to using a body double on the campaign trail as a cover. But the trove runs much deeper. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's secrecy fuels conspiracy theories

Depending whom you ask, Hillary Clinton is deathly sick, responsible for countless murders dating back decades, or poised to become the next reptilian to occupy the Oval Office. Published September 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton stops her speech to cough at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 5. (Associated Press)

Doctor declares Clinton 'healthy and fit' as medical issues infect campaign

While she rejected orders to rest after coming down with a fever earlier this month, Hillary Clinton is "healthy and fit" to serve as president, her doctor said Wednesday as the former first lady's presidential campaign tries to put to bed nagging concerns about her health. Published September 14, 2016

Donald Trump reiterated that he has his own plan to defeat the Islamic State, but will listen to the advice of generals once elected. Those generals, he added, have been marginalized by the Obama administration. (Associated Press)

Trump, Clinton declare each other unfit to serve as commander in chief

Seeking to paint themselves as eminently qualified and the other's judgment as lacking, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs Wednesday night over the Iraq War, the Islamic State, U.S. intervention in Libya and other key foreign policy challenges, each telling a hall full of veterans and servicemen and -women that the other isn't fit to serve as commander in chief. Published September 7, 2016

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center in Orlando, Fla.  (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Bill Clinton defends 'open and transparent' Clinton Foundation

Appearing on the campaign trail in Florida on Wednesday morning, former President Bill Clinton fired back against attacks on the Clinton Foundation, saying the organization is being unfairly maligned and operates in a fully "open and transparent" manner. Published September 7, 2016