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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

Mar 18 2018

Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job

WASHINGTON Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the U.S. election do their jobs. | Video

Mar 16 2018

U.S. sanctions Russians for meddling, but not Putin's oligarchs

WASHINGTON The United States slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for U.S. election meddling and cyber attacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to President Vladimir Putin, prompting lawmakers in both parties to say President Donald Trump needs to do much more. | Video

Mar 12 2018

In bow to NRA, Trump throws gun purchase age to states, courts

WASHINGTON Under pressure from gun rights groups, President Donald Trump backed away on Monday from raising the minimum age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, one of several measures he had supported after the latest U.S. school shooting. | Video

Mar 12 2018

Europe, U.S. senator push back as Trump seeks lower EU tariffs

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view rejected by the EU and challenged by a Republican senator. | Video

Mar 12 2018

Not just theater: U.S. officials defend Trump-Kim meeting

WASHINGTON U.S. officials on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the move was not just for show and not a gift to Pyongyang. | Video

Mar 08 2018

Trump criticizes Oakland mayor as 'disgrace' over immigrant warning

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Oakland, California, mayor on Thursday for alerting her community to a pending immigration raid, saying her actions prompted federal scrutiny.

Mar 05 2018

Trump trade adviser sees business exemptions for new tariffs

WASHINGTON A top trade adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a process will be in place for businesses to get exemptions from the White House plan to place steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, offering the first indication a tariff hike could be less broad than first thought. | Video

Feb 14 2018

U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

WASHINGTON China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing.

Feb 13 2018

U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia: U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign. | Video

Feb 13 2018

U.S. intelligence chief says North Korea 'decision time' is near

WASHINGTON The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that time was running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program. | Video


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