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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

Jun 13 2018

Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

May 31 2018

Ahead of November election, old voting machines stir concerns among U.S. officials

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania U.S. election officials responsible for managing more than a dozen close races this November share a fear: Outdated voting machines in their districts could undermine confidence in election results that will determine which party controls the U.S. Congress. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Democrats outraising Republicans in key House races

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Democrats have a $10.5 million fundraising advantage over Republicans in the 25 most competitive races for seats the U.S. House of Representatives ahead of the November elections, according to an analysis by Reuters.

Apr 16 2018

Democrats outraising Republicans in U.S. House races

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, April 16 Democrats collectively have a $10.5 million fundraising advantage over Republicans in the 25 most competitive races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives that are viewed as key to determining which party controls the chamber after the November elections, according to an analysis of disclosures reviewed by Reuters.

Apr 11 2018

Missing hyphens will make it hard for some people to vote in U.S. election

ATLANTA/NEW YORK Fabiola Diaz, 18, sits in the food court of her Georgia high school and meticulously fills out a voter registration form.

Feb 07 2018

Special Report: Why 'higher risk' human targets get shocked with Tasers

By Grant Smith, Jason Szep, Peter Eisler, Linda So and Lisa Girion | Video

Aug 23 2017

Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

ONTARIO, California As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed the police.

Aug 22 2017

How Reuters tracked fatalities and Taser incidents

In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers.

Aug 22 2017

How Reuters tracked fatalities and Taser incidents

In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers.

Apr 28 2017

U.S. airlines overhaul overbooking after United fiasco

NEW YORK The backlash against the rough removal of a United Airlines passenger to make room on a crowded flight has opened a divide in the U.S. industry over how to manage flight overbooking, with some renouncing the practice and others offering richer incentives to give up seats.

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