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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 14 2017

Breakingviews - Cox: Donald Trump is failing America's gun lobby

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The National Rifle Association isn't known for the subtlety of its messaging. But in recent months, the leading shill for America's gun industry is sounding shriller than ever. That’s despite unprecedented support from Donald Trump, the first U.S. president to speak at its annual meeting in a generation. "You came through for me, and I am going to come through for you," the commander-in-chief told the NRA's top brass and members in Atlanta in April. "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end."

Aug 24 2017

Cox: No, wait, this is the real crisis anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Just five minutes before Monday’s solar eclipse, hundreds of beachgoers along the Cape Cod National Seashore were donning special glasses and positioning empty cereal boxes with pinholes in them, tittering with anticipation to see the moon begin to blot out much of the sun. As a result, they missed something far more exciting some 10 yards offshore.

Aug 15 2017

Exchange Podcast: Jason Furman

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - There is almost nothing that the Trump administration is doing right on tax, trade, immigration, infrastructure, energy or regulatory policy. At least that's the view of economist Jason Furman, who spent eight years working for the previous White House.

Aug 15 2017

Cox: Qatar kerfuffle could tip Aramco to New York

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Economic boycotts are usually designed to force dramatic change. They deprive enemies of income that can be used to finance armies, feed propaganda machines and sustain populations - with the hope of provoking the target's people to overthrow their leaders. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have followed much of this playbook since early June in their ostracism of Qatar, which they accuse of financing terrorism.

Aug 14 2017

Politics aside, Chinese bid for FCA has some merit

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne has said the car industry needs to come together, cut costs and stop incinerating capital. So far, his confessions have mostly fallen on deaf ears among competitors in Europe and North America. But it appears Marchionne has finally found a receptive audience - in China.

Aug 09 2017

コラム:再編議論避けられぬ日本のビール業界

[ニューヨーク 7日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - コネチカット州の町の酒小売店で、6本パックのサッポロビールは、10.49ドル(約1168円)で売られている。もう1ドル出せば、同じく6本パックのアンカー・スチーム・ビールが買える。

Aug 07 2017

Cox: Japanese beer could use some home-brew

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - At a local Connecticut package store, a six-pack of Sapporo goes for $10.49. For a dollar more, tipplers can take home a half-dozen bottles of Anchor Steam. There's no easy way to explain why one brand deserves a 10 percent premium. Both are brewed domestically, and from venerable producers founded within years of each other, in Hokkaido and San Francisco, respectively. Anchor Steam's ability to charge more, however, may explain why Sapporo plunked down $85 million to buy the smaller enterprise last week.

Aug 01 2017

Cox: Snap's IPO may benefit investors after all

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Snap's messages may disappear, but one thing could yet endure from its calamitous initial public offering: an incentive to treat shareholders more fairly. Inspired by investor discomfort over founder Evan Spiegel's decision to hoard all his company's voting rights for himself and a few of his bros, the compilers of America's most influential stock benchmark will henceforth bar multiple share classes. It's a victory for democratic capitalism.

Jul 27 2017

Cox: Colombia's peace dividend won't come easy

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - On the July feast day of Vereda del Carmen's patron saint, a priest accompanied by an acolyte bearing a chalice of holy water traverses the rutted dirt track that links the village with the rest of Colombia and the world. The cleric showers water from his aspergillum on pickup trucks alongside the road, their hoods popped up and windows rolled down to receive the blessing. | Video

Jul 25 2017

Exchange Podcast: Duff McDonald

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Harvard Business School has trained world leaders, billionaire entrepreneurs and convicted felons. Duff McDonald, author of “The Golden Passport,” discusses the seamier side of Harvard's teachings with Rob Cox. Listen to the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/reuters/the-exchange-duff-mcdonald

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