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David Morgan

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

Jun 21 2018

White House proposes merging Labor, Education departments

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday proposed merging the U.S. Labor and Education departments into a single agency, as part of what senior officials described as the biggest federal government reform since the Great Depression.

May 25 2018

Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

WASHINGTON Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

May 08 2018

Republicans in key election races turn down volume on Trump's tax cuts

WASHINGTON (In this May 7 story, corrects who is spending $20 million in paragraph 14 to groups backed by Charles and David Koch, not just the Koch brothers. Corrects "Republic" to "Republican" in paragraph 24.) | Video

Apr 22 2018

Trump aide urges Congress to pare back bipartisan spending deal

WASHINGTON Congress needs to consider rolling back the spending deal that U.S. Republicans brokered with Democrats last month, because lawmakers voted to enact the $1.3 trillion legislation without reading it, an aide to President Donald Trump said on Sunday.

Mar 16 2018

Republicans sound alarm as Democrats claim Pennsylvania win

CANONSBURG, Pa./WASHINGTON Republicans sounded the alarm on Wednesday after Democrats claimed victory in a Pennsylvania congressional election seen as a referendum on U.S. President Donald Trump's performance, although the vote tally remained officially too close to call. | Video

Mar 15 2018

Game of musical chairs follows Pennsylvania's special election

(This version of the March 14 story corrects paragraph 16 to say that Lamb personally opposes abortion but accepts 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, instead of that he opposes abortion rights)

Mar 13 2018

Republicans struggle to salvage congressional seat in Pennsylvania

CANONSBURG, Pa., March 13 Republicans are scrambling to avoid a political disaster in a conservative district of Pennsylvania, where a pro-gun, pro-union Democrat who opposes abortion could be about to win a congressional election in one of President Donald Trump's white, working-class strongholds.

Mar 05 2018

Trump's tariff threat may be timed for Pennsylvania U.S. House race

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has alarmed the Republican establishment and world leaders by threatening tough steel tariffs, a message that might be meant not just to shake the world trade order but to help defend a congressional seat in Pennsylvania.

Feb 19 2018

Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

Feb 10 2018

Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost U.S. spending

WASHINGTON A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays. | Video


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