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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

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

WASHINGTON Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday.

Nov 20 2017

Contrary to Trump Tweet, Senator Flake still undecided on tax bill

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that Senator Jeff Flake will oppose the Republican tax bill, but the senator's office says he has not yet made up his mind.

Nov 17 2017

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

Nov 14 2017

U.S. business groups ask trade agency to keep trucking rules in NAFTA

WASHINGTON More than 100 U.S.-based retailers, agriculture groups and transportation councils urged the government's trade agency on Tuesday to preserve trucking provisions in any new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Nov 14 2017

U.S. business groups ask trade agency to keep trucking rules in NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 More than 100 U.S.-based retailers, agriculture groups and transportation councils urged the government's trade agency on Tuesday to preserve trucking provisions in any new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Nov 13 2017

Russia's RT America registers as 'foreign agent' in U.S.

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The Kremlin-backed television station RT America registered Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said and the Department of Justice confirmed later in the day.

Nov 09 2017

More Americans think wealthy, not middle class, will benefit from tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON Americans are more likely to believe the wealthy will benefit most from the tax reform currently being pushed in the U.S. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

Nov 08 2017

Business group pushes for U.S. flood insurance reform as December deadline looms

WASHINGTON The latest attempt to overhaul the U.S. federal flood insurance program hit a stumbling block, but a coalition of business and environmental groups renewed their push on Wednesday for lawmakers to enact an overhaul before the program expires on Dec. 8.

Nov 07 2017

Former U.S. Homeland Security officials back nominee ahead of hearing

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of dozens of former U.S. Homeland Security officials sent letters supporting the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the new head of the department ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Nov 07 2017

'Open Sesame:' Lobbyists cheer warmer welcome in Trump White House

WASHINGTON During the eight years of the Obama administration, business lobbyists often found the gates to the White House closed tight.

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