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Joseph Ax

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

Feb 22 2018

Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned lawmakers that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.

Feb 22 2018

Pennsylvania Republicans file second challenge to new congressional map

Pennsylvania Republicans, including eight U.S. congressmen, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging a new congressional map created by the state's top court, in the party's latest effort to block the map from taking effect ahead of November's mid-term elections.

Feb 21 2018

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections.

Feb 20 2018

Republicans will sue to block court-drawn Pennsylvania congressional map

State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday. | Video

Feb 13 2018

Pennsylvania court set to redraw voting maps after governor veto

Pennsylvania's top court was set to lay out new congressional voting districts for the state after Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a version drawn by Republican legislative leaders as unfairly skewed in their party's favor.

Feb 12 2018

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

NEW YORK/MONROVIA Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. court against the man they accuse of having ordered the attack.

Feb 12 2018

Undercover investigator able to smuggle blades, drugs into NYC jails: watchdog

(In this February 8 item, corrects last name of DOC commissioner to Brann from Braun in fifth and eighth paragraphs)

Feb 11 2018

Republican Pennsylvania leaders submit plan for redrawing congressional map

(In this Feb. 9 story, corrects 3rd paragraph to show that judges are elected, not appointed)

Feb 05 2018

U.S. Supreme Court allows revamp of Pennsylvania electoral map

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a lower court ruling requiring Republican-drawn congressional districts in Pennsylvania to be reworked immediately, boosting Democratic hopes of winning control this year of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Feb 02 2018

Once reluctant, Nassar victims lead each other out of shadows

CHARLOTTE, Mich./NEW YORK For years, Bailey Lorencen kept a dark secret - USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused her when she was a middle-school gymnast.


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