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Jim Gaines

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

Nov 10 2014

Surprise! There may be a way to fix Washington.

Some prescriptions for fixing Washington may seem politically incorrect, but they are founded on not only the work of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s researchers in residence but also the long experience of the center's four co-founders -- George Mitchell, Tom Daschle, Robert Dole and the late Howard Baker.

Oct 18 2014

Clear-eyed dissent from Supreme Court’s ruling to allow Texas voter ID law

The decision to allow Texas' restrictive voter ID requirements did not articulate the Court’s reasoning, but a blistering dissent made clear that its basis was not Senate Bill 14, but rather the confusion that a change so close to the election might create.

Sep 12 2014

A constitutional amendment to take Big Money out of politics dies quietly

When you find Democrats close to Goldwater’s position on campaign finance and Republicans on the side of the ACLU, you have to wonder if something other than principle is driving the debate.

Sep 02 2014

US strategy vs. Islamic State: Better right than fast

It makes sense for President Barack Obama to weigh his options against the Islamic State, especially in a region where it's easy to do more harm than good.

Aug 26 2014

Waiting for the cold light of day in Missouri and the Middle East

There are unexpected, evocative similarities between the horrifying events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the area controlled by the Islamic State in Syria and northern Iraq.

Jun 19 2014

US-Iran relations: When history isn’t history after all

The notion that the U.S. deposed Mossadegh and imposed the shah on the people of Iran is one of the founding myths of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and among the most poignant intricacies of the American-Iranian relationship—one that is right now poised at a moment of great danger and great potential.


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