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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

Apr 04 2018

Democrats brace for more Trump name-calling as U.S. election looms

WASHINGTON Before last month's special congressional election in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Donald Trump, who ridiculed his rivals in the 2016 election as “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Crooked Hillary,” tried it again, tagging Democratic candidate Conor Lamb as “Lamb the Sham.” | Video

Apr 04 2018

As U.S. elections loom, Democrats vow not to be baited by Trump's name-calling

WASHINGTON, April 4 Before last month's special congressional election in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Donald Trump, who ridiculed his rivals in the 2016 election as “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Crooked Hillary,” tried it again, tagging Democratic candidate Conor Lamb as “Lamb the Sham.”

Mar 14 2018

Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Mar 14 2018

Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON, March 14 Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Mar 13 2018

White House hosts meeting on Gaza crisis without Palestinians present

WASHINGTON The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but the Palestinian Authority boycotted the meeting, angered by the Trump administration's policies on Jerusalem.

Mar 13 2018

White House shakeup shows Trump tired of hearing 'no' for an answer

WASHINGTON Almost 14 months into Donald Trump's turbulent White House tenure, loyalists are in, dissenters are out and the president himself is acting on his own instincts more swiftly than ever to make decisions on policies from trade to North Korea.

Mar 07 2018

Democratic surge in Texas primaries gives Republicans reason to worry

WASHINGTON Republicans have more reason to be nervous about the prospects of keeping control of the U.S. Congress this year after Democrats came out in force in Texas congressional primary elections.

Mar 02 2018

Trump's chief of staff admits errors in ex-aide's scandal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday conceded the White House could have better handled a scandal involving senior aide Rob Porter, who resigned last month after allegations by two ex-wives that he abused them.

Feb 22 2018

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump's agenda. | Video

Feb 12 2018

Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. | Video

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