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
Can Britain negotiate a painless exit from Europe? Paul Wallace, author of The Euro experiment and former European economic editor at the Economist doesn’t think it will be possible.
Global investors' equity holdings rose to six-month highs in December on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's promised fiscal splurge would spur higher growth and inflation, according to a Reuters monthly poll. The Reuters asset allocation survey, which questioned 45 fund managers and chief investment officers in mainland Europe, the United States, Britain and Japan, showed equity holdings at 45.3 percent, the highest since June.
As Syria's government presses a fierce assault on eastern Aleppo, its siege is making life ever harder for civilians who are being forced to sift through garbage for food and scavenge firewood from bombed-out buildings. "There are people today in Aleppo who are eating out of the trash," said Mustafa Hamami, who lost two of his children and four other relatives when a six-storey apartment building was destroyed this week.
Almost every pair of shoes sold in the United States is made elsewhere – mostly in Asia. That’s unlikely to change even if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to kill trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), industry experts told Reuters. Instead, changes in import tariffs mean consumers should expect to pay more for imported goods ranging from sneakers to cars.
Dan Greulich underwent two liver-and-kidney transplants in the span of a decade. Less than three weeks into his second recovery, the insurance company executive contracted the first of half a dozen different antibiotic resistant infections – a common and often lethal hazard of hospital stays. A Reuters investigation finds that Greulich is one of the tens of thousands of people whose infections and deaths by superbug are not tracked by public health agencies, but which cost the U.S. healthcare system billions of dollars every year.
"Tales from the Trail" has joined with the Reuters election live blog to bring you even more coverage of the race for the White House.
Mega-donors gave millions to back the White House candidates of their choice. It didn't go quite as planned.
The 2016 election battle has turned into an epic gender war, writes Alexis Gelber in "The Gender War Gets (Even) Uglier."
"Donald Trump was a joke until he wasn't," writes Harold Evans in "The Presidency as Fantasy," his commentary on the 2016 presidential campaign.
In this fractured social media age, the idea of two hierarchical political parties determining the course of an election seems as outdated as pay phones and smoking on airplanes.