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John Whitesides

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

Aug 08 2018

Fundraise or 'look for a job,' Republicans warn after close election races

As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates in November's Congressional elections. | Video

Aug 08 2018

Trump-backed Republican clings to narrow lead in U.S. House race in Ohio

A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested U.S. House of Representatives race in Ohio late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump. | Video

Aug 05 2018

Explainer: Key U.S. election matchups at stake in final big nominating contests

WASHINGTON The campaign for control of the U.S. Congress and key governor's offices reaches a critical juncture in August, the last big month for party nominating contests as voters in 14 states pick candidates for November's midterm elections.

Aug 01 2018

Obama dips into midterm election with first endorsements

WASHINGTON Former U.S. President Barack Obama dipped into November's midterm election fight for the first time on Wednesday, endorsing 81 Democrats in 14 states with a focus on young, diverse candidates and lower-level races.

Jul 18 2018

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump wins runoff election

U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Jul 17 2018

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

Jul 05 2018

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

WASHINGTON Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who had been lauded by President Donald Trump for his aggressive efforts to roll back environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday under heavy fire for a series of ethics-related controversies. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Justice Kennedy's retirement injects abortion issue into U.S. elections

WASHINGTON With his surprise announcement, Justice Anthony Kennedy placed the U.S. Supreme Court and contentious issues like abortion and gay rights at the forefront of November's midterm election battle for control of the U.S. Congress.

Jun 14 2018

'It's Trump's party now' and Republicans could pay in November

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Mark Sanford is the latest Republican to learn a tough lesson - challenging President Donald Trump can be political suicide.

Jun 13 2018

Republican Sanford loses in South Carolina after Trump urges his ouster

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost a Republican congressional primary in South Carolina after Trump urged voters to punish Sanford's disloyalty by tossing him from office. | Video

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