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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

Sep 15 2017

Pastors stand firm as Trump's U.S. evangelical base weakens

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump bowed his head in the Oval Office earlier this month, Texas Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress and other U.S. religious leaders laid their hands on Trump's back and prayed for Hurricane Harvey's victims. | Video

Sep 15 2017

Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, without border wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. | Video

Aug 22 2017

Trump kündigt stärkeres Engagement in Afghanistan an

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat ein stärkeres Engagement der amerikanischen Streitkräfte in Afghanistan angekündigt und will dabei auch Alliierte in die Pflicht nehmen.

Aug 04 2017

In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trump's attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office.

Aug 03 2017

Trump pressured Mexico president on border wall payment - report

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trump's attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office.

Aug 03 2017

Trump and senators seek to slash legal immigration

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK After a crackdown on illegal immigration that has sharply reduced the number of unauthorized border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants in the country. | Video

Aug 02 2017

Trump and U.S. senators seek to slash legal immigration

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK After a crackdown on illegal immigration that has sharply reduced the number of unauthorised border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants in the country.

Aug 01 2017

Trump fires communications director Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump ousted recently hired White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci on Monday over an obscene tirade, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval for the six-month-old administration. | Video

Jul 25 2017

Trump pledges U.S. aid to help Lebanon against Islamic State

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help. | Video

Jul 24 2017

Trump pleads with Republicans to roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. | Video

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