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Nicholas Wapshott

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 04 2014

The analogue titans’ last gasp against the digital giants

After more than a century of intervening to keep markets honest, U.S. antitrust legislation is now proving inadequate to the task.

Jun 17 2014

Democracy is on the ropes. So what are we going to do about it?

Democracy is taking a bashing. On almost every continent, attempts to extend the right of people to choose their own government is running into deep trouble. In Iraq, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other countries, democracy is being overwhelmed by despotism and despair.

Jun 10 2014

Whether GM or banks, some companies are still too big to jail

Only the threat of a massive fine, or jail for key executives, or closure of the entire company can motivate many senior employees to cooperate with federal investigators.

Jun 03 2014

VA scandal is no mark against big government

The poor treatment of veterans has nothing to do with funding and everything to do with administrative incompetence combined with craven deceit.

May 20 2014

The healthy route for Hillary Clinton: Release your medical records

So Karl Rove has cast doubt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s health. He may have been off when he claimed that the presumed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spent 30 days in the hospital — she was only kept in for three — but he has clearly drawn political blood.

Apr 30 2014

The surprise success of Thomas Piketty

The surprise success of the French economist Thomas Picketty’s income disparity blockbuster "Capital in the 21st Century" has forced battlelines to be drawn in the world of political economics.

Apr 23 2014

Putin learning what U.S. didn’t

In his stealth occupation of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin appears to have learned the lessons of both the U.S. in Vietnam and the Soviets in Afghanistan.

Mar 24 2014

Rand Paul: The pied piper

This closet libertarian wants to show the GOP that he alone is capable of extending the party’s reach beyond its current narrow boundaries.

Mar 20 2014

Will secession seal Putin’s doom?

Putin may yet learn that those who live by secession, die by secession.

Mar 04 2014

The fight over the best form of defense

The future of defense spending cuts to the heart of the internal debate over the soul of the Republican Party.

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