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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 17 2017

U.S. extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under a 2015 international nuclear deal even as he imposed narrow penalties on Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program.

May 12 2017

Empörung nach Trumps Schimpftirade gegen Ex-FBI-Chef

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat mit abfälligen Äußerungen über den entlassenen FBI-Chef James Comey Empörung ausgelöst.

May 11 2017

Trump attacks on fired FBI chief meet resistance; Russia probe proceeds

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat," an attack that was swiftly contradicted by top U.S. senators and the acting FBI leader, who pledged that an investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia would proceed with vigor. | Video

May 10 2017

Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy

WASHINGTON Russia's top diplomat met President Donald Trump on Wednesday and praised the U.S. administration as problem solvers, just as the White House drew criticism over the firing of the FBI director who was leading a probe into Moscow's alleged interference in U.S. politics. | Video

May 08 2017

Rice chides Trump for criticism of judges, media

NEW YORK Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday she would prefer that President Donald Trump not criticize judges and the media but that U.S. democratic institutions can withstand such comments. | Video

May 08 2017

Rice chides Trump for criticism of judges, media

NEW YORK Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday she would prefer that President Donald Trump not criticize judges and the media but that U.S. democratic institutions can withstand such comments.

Apr 20 2017

Weighing arms sale, U.S. seeks Saudi pledge on Yemen civilian casualties

WASHINGTON The United States wants new commitments from Saudi Arabia to improve its targeting procedures to minimize civilian casualties in its part in the Yemen civil war as it weighs resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Mar 23 2017

US embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

Mar 23 2017

Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters. | Video

Mar 22 2017

State Department misses deadline to manage email records electronically

WASHINGTON The State Department, which was criticized for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, said on Wednesday it failed to meet an end-of-2016 deadline to manage all its email records electronically.

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