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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

Oct 17 2017

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after a report he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. | Video

Oct 05 2017

U.S. congressman to resign after report alleged he asked woman to have an abortion

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican Representative Tim Murphy will resign from Congress on Oct. 21, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, following a report alleging that Murphy had asked a woman with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion.

Aug 24 2017

Trump blames fellow Republican leaders for debt ceiling 'mess'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump picked a new fight on Thursday with his fellow Republicans, saying congressional leaders could have avoided a "mess" over raising the U.S. debt ceiling if they had taken his advice. | Video

Aug 18 2017

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

Aug 18 2017

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

Aug 16 2017

Trump praises North Korea's Kim for 'wise' decision on Guam

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Hundreds vie to join Haiti's new army despite history of coups

GRESSIER, Haiti Hundreds of Haitians lined up in the blazing sun for a chance to join the country's newly formed military this week, looking past concerns about a lack of funding for the force and a history of bloody coups.

Jul 03 2017

Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said.

Jun 26 2017

Haiti workers protest minimum wage as managers threaten exit

PORT-AU-PRINCE, June 26 Hundreds of Haitian textile workers took to the streets on Monday to demand a higher minimum wage as managers of textile factories threatened to leave the country if the government did not clamp down on demonstrations.

Jun 23 2017

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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