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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 20 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. | Video

Sep 06 2017

Trump seeks tougher sanctions to prod North Korea into negotiations

WASHINGTON With no palatable military options, U.S. President Donald Trump may ultimately have no choice but to give diplomacy a chance to end the crisis over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Aug 30 2017

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

WASHINGTON North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. | Video

Aug 10 2017

U.S. slaps new sanctions on Venezuela, fugitive mayor defiant

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive called for more anti-government protests.

Aug 09 2017

U.S. sanctions eight more Venezuelan officials, including Chavez brother

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for helping President Nicolas Maduro to create a new legislative superbody, U.S. officials said.

Aug 09 2017

U.S. sanctions eight more Venezuelan officials, including Chavez brother

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for helping President Nicolas Maduro to create a new legislative superbody, U.S. officials said.

Aug 09 2017

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after U.N. deal

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened U.S. sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new U.N. steps against Pyongyang, U.S. officials said.

Aug 09 2017

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after U.N. deal

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened U.S. sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new U.N. steps against Pyongyang, U.S. officials said.

Aug 08 2017

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after UN deal

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened U.S. sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new U.N. steps against Pyongyang, U.S. officials said.

Aug 08 2017

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after UN deal

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened U.S. sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new U.N. steps against Pyongyang, U.S. officials said.

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