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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

Sep 19 2018

Islamist militants adapted after losses: U.S. State Dept.

WASHINGTON The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made "major strides" against the armed Islamist groups last year.

Sep 14 2018

Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russia probe

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt. | Video

Sep 12 2018

Pompeo says Saudi, UAE trying to avoid civilian harm in Yemen

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that he certified to Congress that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were working to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, avoiding a limitation on U.S. help for its ally Saudi Arabia.

Aug 31 2018

Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of 'super aggressive' spy campaign on LinkedIn

WASHINGTON The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. | Video

Aug 31 2018

Republicans 'cherry-picked' Russia probe documents to quiz U.S. official: Democrats

WASHINGTON Democrats on Friday accused Republicans of "cherry-picking" and leaking portions of text messages and emails between a U.S. law enforcement official and a former British spy who investigated then-businessman Donald Trump's ties to the Russian government.

Aug 22 2018

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

Aug 22 2018

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

Aug 19 2018

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon. | Video

Aug 13 2018

Washington white nationalist rally sputters in sea of counterprotesters

WASHINGTON A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. | Video

Aug 08 2018

No sign of breakthrough as Turkey delegation holds talks in Washington

WASHINGTON A Turkish delegation met with the State Department's No. 2 official, John Sullivan, on Wednesday to address friction between the NATO allies fueled by Ankara's detention of several Americans including an evangelical pastor.

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