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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

Jun 18 2018

Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Trump's Justice Department backs Orthodox Jews in zoning battle

NEW YORK, June 15 Valley Chabad, a growing Orthodox Jewish congregation in a leafy New Jersey suburb west of Manhattan, has spent 13 years fighting to gain approval from local officials to build a new house of worship.

Jun 08 2018

U.S. suicide prevention programs say more funding needed

NEW YORK Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week's high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem.

Jun 06 2018

Women candidates surge but face tough fights in battle for U.S. Congress

Dozens of women on Tuesday won congressional and gubernatorial nominations as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates ahead of November's elections, including several who notched firsts in a year boasting a historic number of female contenders.

Jun 06 2018

Democratic hopes for House control buoyed by voting results

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J. U.S. Democrats on Wednesday said the results of nominating contests in California and New Jersey put them in a stronger position to gain control of Congress in November and oppose Republican President Donald Trump. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Democrats beat vote quirk to challenge Republicans in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J. California Democrats overcame quirks in the state's electoral system and managed to mount challenges to Republicans in most key Congressional races, as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates for November's midterm elections. | Video

Jun 05 2018

California, New Jersey primaries crucial to November U.S. elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J., June 5 (Reuters) - V oters in competitive congressional districts in New Jersey and California will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose candidates in primary elections that will shape the fight to control the U.S. Congress during the era of President Donald Trump.

May 24 2018

In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns

From gunshot detection devices to wireless panic buttons and bulletproof windows, schools across the United States are pursuing aggressive security measures to prevent a shooting massacre on their campuses.

May 09 2018

As Trump leaves Iran deal, families of Americans jailed in Iran urge talks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/LONDON A day after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, several families of American prisoners held in the Islamic Republic urged the White House to start humanitarian talks with Tehran to win their release.

May 09 2018

As Trump leaves Iran deal, families of Americans jailed in Iran urge talks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/LONDON A day after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, several families of American prisoners held in the Islamic Republic urged the White House to start humanitarian talks with Tehran to win their release.

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