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.
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MELBOURNE England's Ashes debutants face a baptism of fire in Thursday's opening test at the Gabba, where four years ago the tourists' batsmen crumbled under an Australian short-pitched bowling assault.
MELBOURNE Ashes battles against England have done much to shape Steve Smith as a cricketer but his first series in charge of Australia could do plenty to define his legacy as captain.
MELBOURNE Australia have recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first time in seven years in a selection bombshell while dropping opening batsman Matt Renshaw in a surprising Ashes squad for the series against England.
MELBOURNE The spirit of Mitchell Johnson could return to haunt England's batsmen during the Ashes in the form of another left-arm paceman, Mitchell Starc, according to former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris.
MELBOURNE The absence of Ben Stokes and a rash of injuries have made for an inauspicious buildup to England's Ashes campaign but former Australia quick Ryan Harris believes it's not all doom and gloom for the tourists while their main strike bowlers are firing.
MELBOURNE Ashes auditions for Australia's vacant number six spot have seen a number of leading candidates fluff their lines in the domestic Sheffield Shield but Jake Lehmann's strong form could force an awkward decision at the selectors table where his father sits.
MELBOURNE Rekindling won the 157th running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, giving Irish trainer Joseph O'Brien a maiden triumph Down Under and victory over his father's horse in a thrilling sprint to the line.
MELBOURNE Frankie Dettori will look to end a quarter-century of frustration in Australia's most prestigious horse race when the flamboyant jockey rides last year's winner and favorite Almandin in the A$6.2 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield tends to open sleepily, with spring sunshine warming the few diehard fans that turn up to regional venues but auditions for coveted Ashes places have given the start of this year's tournament additional spice.
MELBOURNE The term 'dead rubber' has become drearily familiar for Australian rugby fans at the tail end of a Bledisloe Cup series but the Wallabies' desperation for any kind of win over the All Blacks should ensure a spirited clash in Brisbane on Saturday.