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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

Dec 07 2017

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

(This version of the Dec 6 story corrects paragraph 3 and adds new paragraph 4 to clarify the nature of U.S. sanctions)

Dec 07 2017

House Intelligence chairman cleared of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Thursday cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of charges that he had disclosed classified information, potentially clearing the way for him to resume leadership of the panel's Russia investigation.

Dec 06 2017

Trump's eldest son questioned in Congress about Russia

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., declined to discuss with lawmakers on Wednesday a conversation he had with his father about emails related to a June 2016 meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians, a congressional panel member said.

Dec 05 2017

House passes measure to limit aid to Palestinians over 'martyr payments'

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime.

Dec 05 2017

Senior lawmaker Conyers leaves U.S. Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations. | Video

Dec 04 2017

Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, sources familiar with the schedule said.

Dec 04 2017

Exclusive: U.S. document certifies Honduras as supporting rights amid vote crisis

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has certified that the Honduran government has been fighting corruption and supporting human rights, clearing the way for Honduras to receive millions of dollars in U.S. aid, a document seen by Reuters showed.

Nov 30 2017

U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressmen

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Democratic lawmakers who attended.

Nov 29 2017

U.S. House intel panel unveils NSA spy program overhaul bill

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said it had introduced a bill on Wednesday to overhaul a National Security Agency surveillance program to better protect Americans' privacy.

Nov 29 2017

U.S. lawmaker says House intel panel near consensus on NSA spy program

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are close to an agreement on how to overhaul a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program and hope to complete legislation soon, the top Democrat on the panel said on Wednesday.

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