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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

Jul 24 2014

Paul Ryan’s promising new plan to end poverty

Ryan has offered the most ambitious conservative anti-poverty agenda since the mid-1990s.

Jun 12 2014

What Eric Cantor’s loss — and a quirky economist’s win — means for Republicans

Cantor’s defeat underscores that a longing for change persists, and it won’t go away until Republicans start addressing the economic stagnation at the bottom and the crony-capitalist corruption at the top of the American economy.

Jun 11 2014

Technology, not regulation, is the best way to tackle climate change

By all accounts, President Obama is deeply interested in his legacy. And though relatively few American voters see dealing with climate change as a top priority for the federal government, the president famously sees it as the most important issue he can address in his second term. Having failed to shepherd climate change legislation through Congress in 2009, when Democrats had large majorities in the Senate and the House, the Obama administration has shifted to using new regulations to achieve its environmental policy goals. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced its Clean Power Plant Proposed Rule, a sweeping initiative that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Jun 06 2014

Technology, not regulation, is the best way to tackle climate change

Rather than avoid talking about climate change and the environment, the right should go on the offense.

Apr 25 2014

Facebook, McDonald’s and the divided American workforce

We need to find a better, smarter way to train workers. Demonizing McDonald’s, or for that matter demonizing Facebook, won’t cut it.

Apr 17 2014

The Cliven Bundy in all of us

Before we judge Cliven Bundy too harshly, we ought to first consider our own sense of entitlement.

Apr 11 2014

Why Congress must rethink sanctions on Cuba

Congress should consider a new approach in Cuba: the U.S. will relax sanctions if Cuba gives its citizens more freedom to build businesses.

Apr 04 2014

How to get Americans back to work

We need to find a better way to help America's unemployed. Wage insurance is a good start.

Feb 17 2014

GOP: Beyond repealing to reforming

It used to be enough to be an anti-spending warrior. Now you’re need to cut spending while also making American society stronger.

Nov 15 2013

Column: Finding new ways to make work pay

One of the scariest notions about America's sluggish labor market recovery is that it doesn't represent an aberration, but rather a new reality in which good jobs are few and far between, particularly for those with limited skills. It is certainly possible that the future will be brighter than we think, and that we will soon enter a new economic Golden Age in which people with low education levels will flourish as employers clamor for their services at ever-higher wages. But if this happy outcome does not come to pass, as the current evidence suggests, the United States and other market democracies will have to come up with a Plan B.


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