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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 31 2017

VA chief presses Congress to make it easier to fire workers for misconduct

WASHINGTON Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a law that would let him respond more quickly to employee misconduct, such as the case of a psychiatrist who was caught watching pornography on an iPad while seeing a patient.

May 12 2017

With a threat of 'tapes,' Trump tells ousted FBI chief not to talk to media

WASHINGTON Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday not to talk to the media, a highly unusual move that prompted fresh charges the president is trying to silence the man who led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign and Russia. | Video

May 12 2017

Trump warns ousted FBI chief not to leak to media, threatens 'tapes'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday against talking to the media, suggesting there might be tapes of conversations between the two men that could contradict his account.

May 11 2017

Trump creates panel to study voter fraud, suppression

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump created a commission on Thursday to investigate voter fraud and suppression, the White House said, a move that follows Trump's unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud in the 2016 U.S. election.

May 11 2017

Trump creates panel to study voter fraud, suppression

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump created a commission on Thursday to investigate voter fraud and suppression, the White House said, a move that follows Trump's unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud in the 2016 U.S. election.

Apr 26 2017

Palantir settles U.S. lawsuit charging bias against Asians

WASHINGTON The data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs at its Palo Alto, California, office, the U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday.

Apr 11 2017

USITC to probe alleged patent infringement on intravascular parts

WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it has voted to investigate complaints that Yangzhou WeiDeLi Trade Co Ltd of China violated patents on intravascular medical components held by Moog Inc and other U.S. companies.

Mar 28 2017

Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud -Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said.

Mar 15 2017

Nationstar Mortgage to pay $1.75 mln over loan reporting flaws -CFPB

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Wednesday that it had ordered Nationstar Mortgage LLC to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty for failing to report accurate mortgage transaction data from 2012 through 2014.

Mar 10 2017

Maryland to join other states in court challenge to Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON Maryland became the latest state to join in legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised temporary travel ban on Friday, with its attorney general saying it would join a lawsuit brought by Washington and other states.

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