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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

Jan 11 2018

Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated. | Video

Jan 04 2018

Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

Jan 04 2018

Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

Jan 01 2018

Record-shattering cold reaches into Florida

Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the Northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

Dec 12 2017

Overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. Safety Board

WASHINGTON The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro in 2015 with the loss of 33 lives came after an overconfident captain set the ship and its poorly trained crew on a collision course with a hurricane, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on Tuesday.

Dec 06 2017

Some U.S. truckers ask Trump to tap brakes on electronic logs

WASHINGTON Many independent U.S. truckers are pushing President Donald Trump to back his anti-regulatory rhetoric by delaying an Obama-era rule requiring electronic monitors in trucks, a measure some drivers fear could put them out of business due to extra costs.

Nov 21 2017

No bail for suspect in fatal Pennsylvania cop shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting last week of a Pennsylvania police officer was being held without bail on Tuesday after his arrest in Pittsburgh following a massive manhunt, authorities said.

Nov 20 2017

Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

WASHINGTON Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration.

Nov 20 2017

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

A former New York state employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by a onetime political appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, part of a wave of such accusations leveled in recent weeks against public figures.

Nov 16 2017

Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preach

WASHINGTON Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley's Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the origin of some of its artifacts and its portrayal of the holy book.

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