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John L. Smith

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 21 2018

In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

LAS VEGAS Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda.

Jan 08 2018

Judge ends case over standoff in Nevada land dispute

LAS VEGAS A federal judge on Monday threw out a criminal case against a Nevada rancher and three other men over a 2014 militia standoff with federal agents, saying prosecutors had repeatedly withheld evidence from the defense.

Dec 21 2017

Mistrial declared for Nevada rancher who led revolt over U.S. land dispute

LAS VEGAS A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in a criminal case against four people, including Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, over a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents, and rebuked prosecutors for withholding evidence from the defense.

Dec 11 2017

U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

LAS VEGAS A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial.

Nov 30 2017

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy declines release from jail during trial

LAS VEGAS Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy won a court order releasing him from jail to home confinement for the duration of his federal conspiracy and assault trial in Las Vegas, but he has opted to remain locked up on principle, his attorney said on Wednesday.

Nov 27 2017

Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording

LAS VEGAS Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.

Nov 15 2017

Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

LAS VEGAS Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

Nov 13 2017

Judge denies 11th-hour bid to dismiss charges against Nevada rancher Bundy

LAS VEGAS A federal judge on Monday rejected an 11th-hour bid by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to dismiss criminal charges he faced for a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents, finding no basis for defense claims that prosecutors concealed evidence.

Nov 07 2017

Nevada rancher Bundy's trial delayed by search for video evidence

LAS VEGAS A judge on Tuesday delayed the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for a week to give the government time to determine whether recordings exist from an FBI surveillance camera positioned near the family's ranch before an armed standoff in 2014.

Nov 02 2017

Jury selected for conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

LAS VEGAS Jury selection was completed on Thursday in the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three others for their roles in a 2014 standoff between armed militia members and federal agents who had seized his cattle.

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