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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.

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Jun 17 2017

Trump owes lenders at least $315 million, disclosure shows

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, U.S. and other lenders as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. | Video

Jun 16 2017

Trump owes lenders at least $315 million, disclosure shows

WASHINGTON, June 16 President Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, U.S. and other lenders as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

Jun 06 2017

U.S. extends deadline for states to meet ozone pollution standard

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it was extending the deadline by one year for states to declare which areas do not meet the federal standard for ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions.

May 23 2017

Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe -reports

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has tapped a lawyer who has represented him on business matters to serve as his private attorney as a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, news media reported on Tuesday.

May 20 2017

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump was hit on Friday by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation. | Video

May 19 2017

Russland-Affäre überschattet Trumps erste Auslandsreise

Washington Neue Berichte über die Russland-Affäre von Donald Trump überschatten seine erste Auslandsreise als US-Präsident. Der "New York Times" zufolge sagte Trump bei einem Treffen mit russischen Vertretern, er habe wegen der Ermittlungen der Behörden unter großem Druck gestanden. Dieser sei nicht mehr vorhanden, seit er FBI-Chef James Comey entlassen habe. Die "Washington Post" berichtete am Freitag, ein hochrangiger Berater Trumps im Weißen Haus werde von den Ermittlern als "Person von Interesse" eingestuft. Damit dürften die Turbulenzen in der US-Regierung noch zunehmen. Zudem wurde bekannt, dass der geschasste Comey in einer öffentlichen Anhörung eines Senatsausschusses Rede und Antwort stehen will.

May 17 2017

Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff says taking U.S. Homeland Security post

WASHINGTON Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign, said on Wednesday he has accepted a job as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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 26 2017

Congress moves closer to deal to avert U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON, April 26 The U.S. Congress was moving closer to crafting a deal to avoid shutting down at the stroke of midnight on Friday, but the details and even broad strokes of an agreement were still murky.

Apr 24 2017

Chinese citizen pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to export carbon fiber

A Chinese citizen pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of trying to illegally export to China high-grade carbon fiber used primarily in aerospace and military applications, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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