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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

Jan 25 2018

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; urges China, Russia expulsions

WASHINGTON The United States announced new sanctions on Wednesday aimed at stopping North Korea's nuclear weapons development and urged China and Russia to expel North Koreans raising funds for the programs.

Nov 16 2017

Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursday, as party leaders in Alabama stood by their nominee. | Video

Aug 24 2017

Trump blames fellow Republican leaders for debt ceiling 'mess'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump picked a new fight on Thursday with his fellow Republicans, saying congressional leaders could have avoided a "mess" over raising the U.S. debt ceiling if they had taken his advice. | Video

Aug 23 2017

Clinton, in book, says Trump's debate stalking made her skin crawl

WASHINGTON Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign debate and she wonders if she should have told him to "back up, you creep." | Video

Jul 19 2017

Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort to appear before U.S. Senate

By Eric Beech, Patricia Zengerle, David Alexander and Jeff Mason

Jul 15 2017

One more Republican defection would doom Senate healthcare bill

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Friday on fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass a bill dismantling the Obamacare law, but with their retooled healthcare plan drawing fire within the party even one more defection would doom it.

Jul 14 2017

Trump prods Republican senators to work harder on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, July 14 President Donald Trump prodded Republican Senators on Friday to work harder to make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare after the latest Republican healthcare plan ran into significant opposition that threatened to doom the proposal.

Jul 10 2017

FBI director nominee Wray earned $9.2 million in law practice last year

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FBI earned $9.2 million last year as a partner in an international law firm, where he worked for clients ranging from Credit Suisse Group and Wells Fargo to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Jul 07 2017

Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails -McConnell

WASHINGTON, July 7 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that Congress must act to shore up private health insurance markets if it fails to repeal Obamacare, comments seen as providing a pathway to a bipartisan deal to fix the health system.

May 31 2017

VA chief presses Congress to make it easier to fire workers for misconduct

WASHINGTON Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a law that would let him respond more quickly to employee misconduct, such as the case of a psychiatrist who was caught watching pornography on an iPad while seeing a patient.

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