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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

Nov 21 2017

FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape. | Video

Nov 21 2017

FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asked the agency to review rules capping television station ownership, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

Nov 21 2017

U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video. | Video

Nov 21 2017

US-Regierungsklage gegen Fusion von AT&T und Time Warner

Washington Das US-Justizministerium will die milliardenschwere Übernahme des Medienkonzerns Time Warner durch den Telekomriesen AT&T mit einer Klage verhindern. Dies geht aus am Montag vorliegenden Gerichtunterlagen hervor. Demnach befürchten die Behörden höhere Kosten für Konkurrenten und Kunden sowie eine Verzögerung bei der Entwicklung von Online-Angeboten. AT&T-Justiziar David McAtee kritisierte das Vorgehen und erklärte, es werde vor einem Bundesgericht scheitern. Es gebe keinen legitimen Grund dafür, die Übernahme anders zu behandeln als andere vertikale Fusionen. Präsident Donald Trump hat den zu Time Warner gehörenden Nachrichtensender CNN wiederholt kritisiert.

Nov 19 2017

From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

Nov 18 2017

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.

Nov 17 2017

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.

Nov 17 2017

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

Nov 17 2017

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

Nov 16 2017

White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

WASHINGTON The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.

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