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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 23 2017

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

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney while a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, a source familiar with the decision told Reuters Tuesday.

May 23 2017

Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: source

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney while a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, a source familiar with the decision told Reuters Tuesday.

May 23 2017

Amid opposition, Trump makes low budget request for Mexico border wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is asking Congress for $1.6 billion to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, far short of the amount needed for a project sharply criticized by Democrats and even some conservative Republicans.

May 23 2017

Mueller cleared by U.S. government ethics experts to oversee Russia probe

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

May 23 2017

Amid opposition, Trump makes low budget request for Mexico border wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is asking Congress for $1.6 billion to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, far short of the amount needed for a project sharply criticized by Democrats and even some conservative Republicans.

May 23 2017

White House budget slashes 'countering violent extremism' grants

WASHINGTON The budget proposal unveiled by the White House on Tuesday cut all funding to a Department of Homeland Security program known as "countering violent extremism," which provides grants to communities to counter radicalism through outreach.

May 23 2017

White House budget slashes 'countering violent extremism' grants

WASHINGTON The budget proposal unveiled by the White House on Tuesday cut all funding to a Department of Homeland Security programme known as "countering violent extremism," which provides grants to communities to counter radicalism through outreach.

May 23 2017

Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russia probe

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

May 23 2017

Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russia probe

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

May 22 2017

U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians until January

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow more than 50,000 victims of Haiti's 2010 earthquake to remain in the United States with work authorizations until January 2018, department officials told reporters on Monday.

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