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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

Jul 27 2018

U.S. Senate quietly votes to cut tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON As trade tensions escalate between Washington and Beijing, the U.S. Senate quietly passed legislation on Thursday that would lower trade barriers on hundreds of items made in China.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. pays Trump's Scotland golf resort $77,000 ahead of visit

WASHINGTON The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

WASHINGTON As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck. | Video

May 04 2018

Pro-gun voices dominate in debate over Trump's bump-stock ban

WASHINGTON Young advocates for tighter U.S. gun controls have walked out of schools, filled city streets in rallies nationwide and pressured politicians since a February school massacre in Florida revived passions on both sides of America's gun debate.

Apr 12 2018

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country. | Video

Apr 10 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to work harder to block hate speech in Myanmar

WASHINGTON, April 10 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday his company would step up efforts to block hate messages in Myanmar as he faced questioning by the U.S. Congress about electoral interference and hate speech on the platform.

Mar 21 2018

Newman concedes in Democratic Illinois congressional primary

CHICAGO Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman to win a nationally watched congressional primary in Illinois that pitted a long-serving centrist incumbent against the party's liberal wing. | Video

Mar 20 2018

Democratic incumbent faces challenge from the left in Chicago

CHICAGO, March 20 Chicago-area Democrats cast their ballots on Tuesday in a nationally watched congressional primary election that could signal whether the anti-Trump sentiment that has galvanized the party's base could also sweep moderate lawmakers out of office.

Mar 05 2018

As Congress moves to drop tariffs, some U.S. firms cry foul

NAPLES, Fla. Michael Korchmar was hiring. His family-owned travel-goods company was planning to make a new product, an insulated food bag, and he had put out help-wanted notices for up to 30 workers to run the sewing machines in his small factory on Florida’s Gulf Coast. | Video

Feb 20 2018

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida. | Video


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