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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.

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4:20pm EDT

Senate confirms ambassador to Germany

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Germany on Thursday, just before Chancellor Angela Merkel was due in Washington for talks on Berlin's desire that Trump preserve the international nuclear agreement with Iran.

3:12pm EDT

Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state as North Korea, Middle East issues await

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East. | Video

Apr 25 2018

Friends or not, France's Macron challenges Trump in Congress speech

WASHINGTON A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president's policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step up the fight against climate change and stay in the Iran nuclear pact for now. | Video

Apr 24 2018

Senators push banks for information on Russian 'oligarchs'

WASHINGTON U.S. senators are pressing many of the world's largest financial institutions to disclose any links between their companies and wealthy Russians allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a letter released on Tuesday.

Apr 23 2018

Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the CIA director in the face of party pressure. | Video

Apr 23 2018

More Democrats back Pompeo for U.S. State Dept, confirmation likely

WASHINGTON Two more Democratic senators announced their support on Monday for Republican President Donald Trump's pick as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, all but assuring the CIA director will be confirmed for the position as soon as this week. | Video

Apr 23 2018

In bumpy road to confirmation, Pompeo faces committee vote

WASHINGTON The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel. | Video

Apr 19 2018

White House presses vulnerable Democrats to back State Dept nominee Pompeo

WASHINGTON The White House cranked up pressure on Wednesday on Democratic senators facing tough re-election fights to back secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo, who looked increasingly likely to face a rare committee rejection before the full Senate can vote on his nomination. | Video

Apr 16 2018

U.S. senators offer legislation covering military action against militants

WASHINGTON U.S. senators announced long-awaited legislation on Monday to provide congressional authorization for campaigns against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, as lawmakers push to take back authority over the military from the White House.

Apr 16 2018

U.S. senators offer legislation covering military action against militants

WASHINGTON U.S. senators announced long-awaited legislation on Monday to provide congressional authorization for U.S. campaigns against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, part of a push to take back authority over the military from the White House.

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