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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

Sep 28 2017

EPA workforce shrinking to Reagan-era levels -agency official

WASHINGTON The workforce at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is on course to fall to its lowest level since Ronald Reagan was president, an agency official said on Tuesday.

Sep 27 2017

Norway auto shipper Höegh to pay $21 mln fine in U.S. price-fixing case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday a Norwegian company involved in the vehicle shipping business has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $21 million criminal fine for its involvement in a price-fixing scheme.

Sep 21 2017

CFTC files civil charges over alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed civil fraud charges against a New York man and his company over an alleged Bitcoin investment scheme, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.

Aug 02 2017

Trump weighs Energy Secretary Perry to run Homeland Security - report

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may tap U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who took over as White House chief of staff this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

Jul 26 2017

U.S. attorney general to unveil leak probes soon - reports

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to announce soon several criminal investigations into intelligence leaks, news outlets reported on Wednesday, as the nation's top law enforcement official faced mounting criticism from President Donald Trump.

Jul 12 2017

U.S. attorney general says to hire 300 prosecutors to fight crime

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday the Justice Department plans to hire 300 additional assistant U.S. attorneys to help fight a recent national increase in crime, including a focus on transnational gangs such as MS-13.

Jun 28 2017

Former tuna company executive pleads guilty to price-fixing

WASHINGTON A former StarKist executive pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring with officials from other tuna companies to fix the price of canned seafood in the United States from 2011 to 2013, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

May 26 2017

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

May 25 2017

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe -media reports

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

May 24 2017

Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

LOS ANGELES A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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