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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

May 24 2018

U.S. Senate panel targets China, Russia in massive defense bill

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed its version of a $716 billion annual defense policy bill on Thursday, joining counterparts in the House of Representatives in labeling China and Russia as threats to the United States and its allies.

May 24 2018

U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.

May 24 2018

Pompeo says Pyongyang relations would return to 'situation normal'

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday relations with Pyongyang would return to "situation normal" after the cancellation of a historic leaders' summit although he expressed hope that the sides could resume denuclearization talks.

May 24 2018

Pompeo says Pyongyang relations would return to 'situation normal'

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday relations with Pyongyang would return to "situation normal" after the cancellation of a historic leaders' summit although he expressed hope that the sides could resume denuclearization talks. | Video

May 23 2018

Pompeo: U.S. will walk away from North Korea summit rather than take bad deal

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Washington is prepared to walk away from nuclear talks with North Korea if an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads in the wrong direction.

May 23 2018

Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China's ZTE

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company. | Video

May 22 2018

Congress reviewing sale of precision munitions to Saudis, UAE: sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration, working to increase exports of U.S.-made weapons, has asked the U.S. Congress to review the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided munitions to allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sources said on Tuesday.

May 22 2018

Republicans, no Democrats, invited to see documents on U.S. election probe

WASHINGTON Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House said on Tuesday. | Video

May 21 2018

Senator Corker turns down Trump's offer to be ambassador to Australia

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump offered Senator Bob Corker the chance to be the U.S. ambassador to Australia, but the Republican lawmaker, currently chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday he turned the position down.

May 21 2018

U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques. | Video

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