United States

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

May 16 2018

Trump says 'We'll see' on North Korea summit, to insist on denuclearization

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged on Wednesday it was unclear if his summit with North Korea would go ahead after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of the unprecedented meeting, a move that could deny him a potentially major foreign policy achievement. | Video

May 15 2018

Trump issues order to strengthen CIO role at U.S. federal agencies

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is signing an executive order on Tuesday designed to improve U.S. government information technology by strengthening the role of chief information officers at federal agencies, administration officials said.

May 08 2018

Trump proposes $15 billion spending cuts, targets children's health program

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will request a package of $15 billion in spending cuts from Congress on Tuesday, including some $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program championed by Democrats, senior administration officials said on Monday.

May 04 2018

Trump back in step with NRA after doubts over Parkland shooting

DALLAS President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced the National Rifle Association on Friday, vowing not to tighten U.S. firearms laws despite suggesting after a Florida school shooting that he would take on the powerful gun-rights group. | Video

May 03 2018

U.S. prisoner release would be goodwill move by North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON The White House said on Thursday it would welcome the release of three Americans imprisoned in North Korea as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but that it could not confirm reports that they are about to be freed. | Video

Apr 27 2018

Despite warmth, Merkel and Trump still differ on trade and NATO

WASHINGTON German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump aired differences over trade and NATO on Friday at a White House meeting where they tried to put on a show of warmth and friendship despite tensions between the two allies. | Video

Apr 25 2018

Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program. | Video

Apr 24 2018

Trump says NAFTA talks going 'nicely,' Canada sees progress on auto rules

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday a new North American Free Trade Agreement could be agreed on quickly, as Canada hailed progress on forging new rules for the auto industry, the pivotal issue in talks to revamp the 24-year-old accord.

Apr 24 2018

Trump hails North Korea's 'honorable' Kim but tempers summit expectations

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been "very honorable" and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearization deal by saying "it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time."

Apr 19 2018

Exclusive: EPA chief's aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later canceled. | Video


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