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Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang covers the Pentagon and foreign affairs for The Washington Times.

Previously, he covered energy and the environment, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, and also 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 hit the stump Wednesday, telling voters in her adopted home state of New York she is qualified to lead.

Trailing Sanders in Wisconsin, Clinton focusing on N.Y.

While Hillary Clinton campaigned and raised cash in New York City Wednesday, rival Sen. Bernard Sanders hit the stump in Wisconsin, seeking another upset win in the Midwestern state's April 5 primary that would block the former first lady's efforts to wrap up the Democratic presidential primary and move on to a general election campaign. Published March 30, 2016

"It would be a serious mistake to stumble into another costly ground war in the Middle East," Hillary Clinton said, referencing comments by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz that ground troops in Iraq and Syria ultimately might be necessary to turn back the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

Clinton blasts 'loose cannons' Trump, Cruz over Islamic State plans, offers little

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday launched a blistering assault against "loose cannons" Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, saying the Republicans are pushing foolish plans to defeat the Islamic State -- but the former secretary of state offered little in the way of specifics and instead relied on generalities when laying out her own strategy to combat the terrorist group. Published March 23, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to a cheering crowd to speak at a campaign event at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Clinton cruises past Sanders in Florida

Hillary Clinton continued racking up wins across the South on Tuesday night, claiming a resounding victory in Florida amid strong support from minority voters. Published March 15, 2016

Networks called the North Carolina contest for Hillary Clinton at 8:15 p.m. (Associated Press)

Clinton claims victory in North Carolina

North Carolina Democrats broke for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, continuing the former first lady's domination of the South and putting more distance between herself and Sen. Bernard Sanders in the race for the party's presidential nomination. Published March 15, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at campaign event at Hillside High School in Durham, N.C., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Courting blue-collar voters, Hillary Clinton continues to slam Bernie Sanders on auto bailout

Even after her auto bailout attack fell flat in Michigan, Hillary Clinton is doubling down, again hitting presidential rival Sen. Bernard Sanders over his 2009 vote against the aid package — but analysts say the strategy is a tough sell, and that it will be very difficult for the former secretary of state to pull working-class voters to her side by zeroing in on the issue. Published March 10, 2016

Despite weeks of polling that showed Sen. Bernard Sanders down by double digits, networks called the race for the Vermont senator late Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

Sanders wins Michigan in stunning upset

Sen. Bernard Sanders scored a major upset victory in Michigan on Tuesday night, defeating presidential primary rival Hillary Clinton and notching a symbolic win that may breathe new life into his underdog campaign. Published March 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders debated Sunday in Flint, Michigan. (Associated Press)

Enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders forces Hillary Clinton to the left

The Hillary Clinton who appears poised to win the Democratic presidential nomination in many ways bears little resemblance to her former self, and analysts and progressive leaders say Sen. Bernard Sanders deserves credit for forcing a political evolution that has shifted Mrs. Clinton much further to the left than virtually anyone anticipated. Published March 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton's Southern dominance continues in Mississippi

Hillary Clinton continued her domination of the South on Tuesday night, winning Mississippi's Democratic presidential primary and continuing to put distance between herself and challenger Sen. Bernard Sanders in the race for their party's nomination. Published March 8, 2016