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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 20 2018

U.S. oil industry lobbies against tighter sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON The U.S. oil and gas industry is lobbying against tighter sanctions on Russia that could impact U.S. investments there, congressional sources said on Friday.

Jul 18 2018

Senate, after Helsinki, eyes swift sanctions in case of more election meddling

WASHINGTON Sanctions targeting key Russian economic sectors would kick in swiftly if U.S. authorities determined the Kremlin had meddled again in a U.S. election, under a bill gaining momentum in the Senate on Wednesday.

Jul 17 2018

Trump schaltet nach Kritik an Putin-Gipfel auf Angriff

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat sein Gipfeltreffen mit dem russischen Staatschef Wladimir Putin gegen Kritik verteidigt und der Presse eine falsche Darstellung vorgeworfen.

Jul 17 2018

Trump verteidigt sich nach Kritik an Gipfel mit Putin

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump bemüht sich in Washington nach der massiven Kritik auch aus den eigenen Reihen an seinem Auftritt mit Russlands Staatschef Wladimir Putin um Schadensbegrenzung.

Jul 16 2018

U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

WASHINGTON Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.

Jul 16 2018

U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

WASHINGTON Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.

Jul 12 2018

House Speaker casts doubt on Congress acting to stop trade tariffs

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that while he does not support President Donald Trump's moves to impose tariffs on major U.S. trading partners' goods, he questioned the wisdom of Congress taking legislative action to stop such sanctions. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Democrats refocus fight against Trump's Supreme Court nominee on healthcare

WASHINGTON Democrats on Wednesday were reorienting their uphill push to block U.S. Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, moving healthcare to the center of their strategy and putting less emphasis on abortion rights.

Jul 10 2018

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh visited top U.S. Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, seeking to build support among lawmakers in what promises to be a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats. | Video

Jun 30 2018

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9, and that he has narrowed his list of candidates. | Video

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