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Jeff Mason

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 15 2018

Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.

Jan 10 2018

Trump promises to 'take the heat' for broad immigration deal

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was ready to accept an onslaught of criticism if lawmakers tackle broad immigration reforms after an initial deal to help the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. | Video

Jan 10 2018

'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in Congress

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unexpectedly suggested on Tuesday that bringing back congressional "earmarks," spending habits that were banished six years ago from the federal budget process, might help an often deadlocked U.S. Congress get things done. | Video

Jan 09 2018

Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena. | Video

Jan 08 2018

Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations. | Video

Jan 08 2018

Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena. | Video

Jan 07 2018

Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday backed away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump's son in a new book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten Bannon's influence as a would-be conservative power broker.

Jan 05 2018

Trump meets Republican leaders to set strategy for 2018

WASHINGTON Following a tumultuous start to 2018, President Donald Trump and top Republicans began a two-day retreat in Maryland on Friday to lay out legislative priorities for the year and discuss strategy for pivotal November congressional elections.

Jan 05 2018

Trump-Enthüllungsbuch wird auf Anhieb zum Bestseller

Washington Das Enthüllungsbuch eines US-Journalisten über Präsident Donald Trump hat nach seinem vorgezogenen Verkaufsstart umgehend die Bestsellerlisten gestürmt.

Jan 05 2018

After attacks by Trump, Bannon finds himself with few friends

WASHINGTON Following his brutal disavowal by President Donald Trump, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's dream of spearheading a new U.S. political movement appears in tatters while the Republican establishment he challenged is feeling more secure.

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