United States

Bill Schneider

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

Nov 10 2016

Commentary: Americans don’t think Trump is qualified. Why they elected him anyway.

“Up the Establishment!” That was the message voters sent when they elected Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. It was a message of anger and frustration – and defiance.

Nov 04 2016

Commentary: And you thought Washington was gridlocked before Comey’s letter. Just wait.

News of another FBI review of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails may not change the outcome of the election. But it could poison a Clinton presidency.

Oct 21 2016

Commentary: How Clinton could lose even as she wins

It's not enough to win the election. You also have to win the interpretation.

Oct 12 2016

Commentary: The debate takeaway? We need a new way to vet presidential nominees

We heard Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump call Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, to her face, “a liar.” We heard Clinton say, flatly, “Donald Trump is not fit to be president or commander in chief.”

Sep 27 2016

Commentary: Even in bad times, Americans tend not to elect angry candidates

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is angry. He's angry about the way things are going in the country (“a disaster”). He's angry about President Barack Obama. He's angry about the media and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (“the best person in her campaign is the mainstream media”). Angry about trade. Angry about other countries taking advantage of the United States. Angry about the Iran deal. Angry about everything.

Sep 13 2016

Commentary: Why so many red states are turning blue

The gender gap is old news. This is the year of the education gap.

Aug 11 2016

Commentary: Trump's economic plan leaves everything up for grabs

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid out his economic plan in Detroit on Monday. “I want to jump-start America,” Trump announced, “It can be done. And it won't even be that hard.”

Aug 02 2016

Commentary: Democrats and Republicans reverse roles

The party's journey has been from Clinton to Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton led the Democratic Party to the center in 1992, and kept it competitive through the 1990s, when the Reagan consensus still prevailed. Then, in 2008, Barack Obama led a new, more liberal coalition of Democrats to power in the wake of the financial crash and the war in Iraq. Obama won the Oval Office twice with a majority of the popular vote, the first Democrat to do that since President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Jul 27 2016

Commentary: Why Bernie Sanders supporters won't just go away

Why are the Bernie Sanders people so determined to make trouble for the Democrats? Don't they understand that disrupting the convention and sabotaging the Hillary Clinton campaign will only help elect Donald Trump?

Jul 20 2016

Commentary: With Trump picking Pence, it’s unclear who’s playing nice with whom

Conservatives would like to believe that, by naming Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is making a concession to them.


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