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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

Mar 16 2016

A rarity for 2016: Agreeing to disagree

“I voted for the local sheriff, and I voted for Hillary Clinton. I’m a Democrat. I like Bernie Sanders, but he might be a little too far to the left – not for me, but realistically,” a Youngstown resident said.

Feb 29 2016

Bernie Sanders calls back to America’s socialist roots

Buffeted by high winds and thick snow Thursday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders came back to the Cleveland area for the third time since he started running for president, speaking to the crowd of 3,600 packed into the Baldwin Wallace University gym.

Sep 18 2015

Bernie Sanders spoke at Jerry Falwell’s college – here’s the reaction he got

“I don’t agree with him on abortion. A fetus inside the womb has a voice. But I do agree that it’s immoral that we have tax cuts for the 1 percent. The middle class is shrinking, non-existent. And it’s self-centered and arrogant to only focus on abortion and gay rights,” one Liberty University student said of Bernie Sanders.

Jul 08 2015

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

Dec 03 2014

Will change come from the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown?

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Dec 03 2014

Ferguson fallout: Violent protests can bring change – if it’s the authorities who are violent

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Sep 30 2014

Are ‘Hong Kong people’ still Chinese? Depends on how you define ‘Chinese’

Beyond the immediate causes of contention in Hong Kong are the much larger existential issues of who gets to define just exactly what it means to be part of China, and to be Chinese.

May 29 2014

Eyewitness Views: From hope to horror in Tiananmen Square

June 4th, 1989. In Chinese the reference is usually made with just the numbers “Six Four,” like in English, “Nine Eleven.” As the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre approaches, I remember, again, that I had been there so long ago as a young man.

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