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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

Aug 10 2018

Recount shows Iraq's Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

BAGHDAD Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country's next government. | Video

Aug 05 2018

Exclusive: Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission ignored an anti-corruption body's warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May's parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters.

Jul 24 2018

Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

BAQUBA, Iraq Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.

Jul 04 2018

U.S. senator warns against further Turkish incursions in Syria

BAGHDAD Turkey could find itself in a quagmire if it deepens its involvement in Syria's multi-sided civil war, a U.S. senator said on Wednesday after meeting President Tayyip Erdogan this week.

Jun 29 2018

Iraq executes 12 after PM calls for speedy executions

BAGHDAD Iraq put to death 12 people convicted of terrorism hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for speedy executions in response to the kidnapping and killing of eight members of the security forces, the government said on Friday.

Jun 27 2018

Iraq finds bodies of security men kidnapped by Islamic State

BAQUBA, Iraq Iraqi security forces have found the bodies of eight men, two days after a deadline set by their Islamic State kidnappers expired, a local commander told Reuters on Wednesday.

Jun 24 2018

Iraq plans manual election recount only for suspect ballots

BAGHDAD Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes from a May election only for ballots mentioned in official reports on fraud or in formal complaints, a move likely to speed up the ratification of final results and the formation of a new government.

Jun 23 2018

PM Abadi, Sadr alliance brings Iraq government closer

NAJAF, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low turnout and fraud allegations.

Jun 21 2018

Iraq's top court upholds election recount, reverses vote cancellations

BAGHDAD Iraq's top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional.

Jun 13 2018

Sadr-Amiri alliance lowers Iraq's political temperature

BAGHDAD Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri's decision to choose compromise over confrontation and strike an alliance, aiming to form the next Iraqi government, has eased tensions after elections marred by fraud allegations.

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