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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

Aug 16 2018

U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington's special representative for Iran. | Video

Aug 16 2018

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut aid funding

WASHINGTON Leaders from both parties on a powerful Senate committee vowed on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the U.S. foreign aid budget, including funds for programs in Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.

Aug 16 2018

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 Leaders from both parties on a powerful U.S. Senate committee pledged on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the foreign aid budget, including funds for Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.

Aug 08 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

WASHINGTON Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain. | 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.

Aug 07 2018

U.S. State Department urges Canada, Saudi Arabia to resolve dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday urged Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute over the arrest of activists in the Arab kingdom, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, adding the department has raised the issue with the Saudis.

Aug 07 2018

Turkey to send delegation to Washington amid crisis over U.S. pastor

WASHINGTON/ANKARA A Turkish delegation will visit Washington this week to discuss growing friction between the NATO allies, according to reports on Tuesday, while Washington said the two countries remained at odds on its core demand that Ankara free American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson.

Aug 07 2018

U.S. State Dept urges Canada, Saudi Arabia to resolve dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday urged Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute over the arrest of activists in the Arab kingdom, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, adding the department has raised the issue with the Saudis.

Aug 07 2018

U.S. State Department urges Canada, Saudi Arabia to resolve dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday urged Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute over the arrest of activists in the Arab kingdom, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, adding the department has raised the issue with the Saudis.

Aug 06 2018

Renewed U.S. sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks

WASHINGTON/ANKARA President Donald Trump's top security adviser on Monday urged Iran to take up an offer of talks with the United States or suffer more pain from economic sanctions, but Iran's president said Washington needed first to prove it can be trusted. | Video

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