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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

Sep 20 2012

Lawmaker sees way to avoid "Fast and Furious" court case

WASHINGTON The Republican lawmaker leading a congressional probe into a botched anti-gun trafficking operation on Thursday suggested he was willing to call off a courtroom showdown with Attorney General Eric Holder if the Justice Department shows more cooperation.

Sep 20 2012

Lawmaker says sees way to avoid "Fast and Furious" court case

WASHINGTON The Republican lawmaker leading a congressional probe into a botched anti-gun trafficking operation on Thursday suggested he was willing to call off a courtroom showdown with Attorney General Eric Holder if the Justice Department shows more cooperation.

Aug 13 2012

House Republicans sue Attorney General Holder over gun probe

WASHINGTON House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Attorney General Eric Holder, the country's top law enforcement official, seeking to obtain documents on a botched operation to link Arizona gun sales to Mexican drug cartels.

Jul 31 2012

"Fast and Furious" gun case doomed by reckless strategy: report

WASHINGTON The failed gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious" was marred by missteps and an "inherently reckless strategy" from the beginning, said a report released on Tuesday by congressional Republicans.

Jul 31 2012

U.S. 'Fast and Furious' gun case doomed by reckless strategy -report

WASHINGTON The failed U.S. gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious" was marred by missteps and an "inherently reckless strategy" from the beginning, said a report released on Tuesday by congressional Republicans.

Jul 24 2012

CBO says healthcare ruling could save $84 billion

WASHINGTON Last month's Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law could save the U.S. government some $84 billion over 11 years, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.

Jul 24 2012

Tax cut votes prelude to bigger "fiscal cliff" fight

WASHINGTON The Congress is set to begin debating this week whether to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in expiring tax cuts in what amounts to a round of shadow boxing in advance of the real battle after the November elections.

Jul 23 2012

Tax cut votes prelude to bigger "fiscal cliff" fight

WASHINGTON The Congress is set to begin debating this week whether to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in expiring tax cuts in what amounts to a round of shadow boxing in advance of the real battle after the November elections.

Jul 20 2012

Panetta orders Pentagon to monitor media for information leaks

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an effort to stop the release of government secrets after a series of high-profile leaks.

Jul 19 2012

Panetta orders Pentagon to monitor media for information leaks

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an effort to stop the release of government secrets after a series of high-profile leaks.

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