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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

May 25 2018

As Italy struggles to form a government, Moody's threatens downgrade

ROME/MILAN Italy's prime minister-designate labored to finalize his cabinet team on Friday, as markets tumbled and ratings agency Moody's threatened a sovereign debt downgrade on fears the incoming government will embark on a spending spree.

May 24 2018

Italy parties push president to name eurosceptic economy minister

ROME Italy's coalition parties are pushing a reluctant head of state to name an 81-year-old eurosceptic economist as economy minister, creating the first big headache for Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte.

May 24 2018

Italian PM-designate Conte taking his time to assemble cabinet

ROME Italian Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte began putting together his cabinet team on Thursday, with party leaders pushing for an 81-year eurosceptic economist to be given the pivotal post of economy minister.

May 23 2018

Academic survives credentials storm to get nod as Italian PM

ROME Giuseppe Conte, the law professor named as Italian prime minister on Wednesday after surviving accusations he inflated his academic credentials, must now prove he can lead the euro zone's third largest economy with no political experience.

May 23 2018

Academic survives credentials storm to get nod as Italian PM

ROME Giuseppe Conte, the law professor named as Italian prime minister on Wednesday after surviving accusations he inflated his academic credentials, must now prove he can lead the euro zone's third largest economy with no political experience.

May 23 2018

Prospect of anti-euro economy minister brings fresh concern to Italy's markets

ROME The prospect of an 81-year-old economist critical of Italy's euro zone membership becoming economy minister has brought fresh concern to Italian markets already rattled by the imminent formation of an anti-establishment government.

May 23 2018

Prospect of anti-euro economy minister brings fresh concern to Italy's markets

ROME The prospect of an 81-year-old economist critical of Italy's euro zone membership becoming economy minister has brought fresh concern to Italian markets already rattled by the imminent formation of an anti-establishment government.

May 21 2018

Juraprofessor Conte soll Italiens Regierungschef werden

Rom Die beiden potenziellen Koalitionspartner in Italien wollen ihre neue Regierung von einem Juraprofessor ohne politische Erfahrung leiten lassen.

May 21 2018

Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

ROME If you have never heard of Italy's possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians.

May 21 2018

Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

ROME If you have never heard of Italy's possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians.

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