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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

Apr 24 2018

Breakaway Macron lawmaker warns of lack of debate in party

PARIS A French lawmaker who broke with President Emmanuel Macron's party over a parliamentary vote on immigration said it should open up to more debate, voicing concern that the legislature could become weakened.

Apr 17 2018

French parliament approves rail reform on eve of new strike

PARIS France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved the biggest railway shake-up since nationalisation with a bill that will abolish the state monopoly, shrugging off fierce union opposition and rolling strikes.

Nov 16 2017

French president's party hit by defections as it picks leader

PARIS A revolt by 100 members of French President Emmanuel Macron's governing party has exposed tensions in the fledgling movement as it prepares to elect a leader handpicked by him on Saturday.

Sep 24 2017

French Senate vote is blow to Macron, Conservatives keep majority

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron suffered his first electoral setback on Sunday when his Republic on the Move (LREM) party won fewer seats than expected in elections for the French Senate.

Jun 27 2017

French parliament opens in test for Macron's many novice lawmakers

PARIS The youngest, most ethnically diverse and gender-balanced parliament in France's modern history held its first session on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron's deputies, many of them political novices, got down to business.

Jun 12 2017

Record low turnout hangs over Macron's expected win in parliament

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron and his supporters will seek to "restore the trust" of the French people after a record low turnout in the first round of the parliamentary election, Macron's government spokesman said on Monday. | Video

Jun 07 2017

Left, right rub shoulders as Macron's France eyes parliamentary vote

ANGERVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE, France Eighty-year old Francois Bibes has voted for the left all his life. But the former mayor of a village in western France will back Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, a long-time conservative, in Sunday's parliamentary election.

Jun 05 2017

Macron factor set to leap from presidency to parliament

PARIS Bastions are crumbling and loyalties shifting ahead of France's parliamentary elections. Emmanuel Macron, fresh from becoming the youngest French leader since Napoleon, now looks set to redraw the political map with a party he only formed a year ago.

Apr 12 2017

French presidential race tightens further, markets nervous

PARIS Polls showed France's presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France's European Union membership to a vote.

Mar 23 2017

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected.

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