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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

Dec 12 2017

Tillerson seeks to ease skepticism about U.S. State Department reorganization

WASHINGTON Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as U.S. secretary of state, tried on Tuesday to ease skepticism among staff about his leadership and planned State Department reorganization.

Dec 06 2017

Exclusive: U.S. asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move - document

WASHINGTON The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to U.S. facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Dec 01 2017

Pompeo might bring assets to 'hellish' secretary of state role

WASHINGTON If he becomes U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo would have three assets Rex Tillerson did not: experience in government, the confidence of President Donald Trump, and a defter touch with Congress and the bureaucracy.

Nov 30 2017

Pompeo might bring assets to 'hellish' secretary of state role

WASHINGTON If he becomes U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo would have three assets Rex Tillerson did not: experience in government, the confidence of President Donald Trump, and a defter touch with Congress and the bureaucracy.

Nov 28 2017

Tillerson 'offended' by claims of State Department's hollowing out

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he was offended by claims that the State Department is being hollowed out, saying his agency is functioning well, contrary to scathing criticism from former diplomats.

Nov 22 2017

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities."

Nov 08 2017

Top ranks of career U.S. diplomats thin under Tillerson: union

WASHINGTON The U.S. foreign service has seen its top ranks shrink under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to a letter written by the head of the union representing U.S. diplomats and seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Nov 07 2017

U.S. lawmakers aim to comply with Iran nuclear deal: EU

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers signaled they plan to ensure the United States complies with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump's misgivings about the pact, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.

Nov 04 2017

'He's such a dreamer:' Skepticism dogs U.S. envoy's North Korean peace efforts

WASHINGTON/SEOUL Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening.

Nov 01 2017

Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

WASHINGTON The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. | Video

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