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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

Aug 02 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkish officials over pastor's detention

WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on two top officials in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's Cabinet on Wednesday in a new attempt to get NATO ally Turkey to turn over an American pastor accused of backing a coup attempt against Erdogan two years ago. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Kelly to stay on as Trump's White House chief of staff until 2020

WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to stay in his post through the presidential election until 2020, a White House official told Reuters, putting to rest months of speculation that the retired military general would be the next to leave U.S. President Donald Trump's inner circle. | Video

Jul 30 2018

Trump says he is willing to talk to Iran's leader without preconditions

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would be willing to meet Iran's leader without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying, "If they want to meet, we'll meet." | Video

Jul 27 2018

Putin says Trump can 'be my guest' in Moscow, White House welcomes idea

WASHINGTON/JOHANNESBURG Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wanted U.S. President Donald Trump to be his guest in Moscow, an idea that the White House welcomed despite lingering criticism over the Helsinki summit.

Jul 26 2018

U.S. puts auto tariffs on hold pending outcome of EU talks - Ross

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The U.S. Commerce Department will continue its probe into whether auto imports pose a national security risk despite ongoing trade talks with the European Union, but President Donald Trump asked that no action be taken at this time, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday.

Jul 26 2018

U.S. puts auto tariffs on hold pending outcome of EU talks: Ross

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The U.S. Commerce Department will continue its probe into whether auto imports pose a national security risk despite ongoing trade talks with the European Union, but President Donald Trump asked that no action be taken at this time, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday.

Jul 19 2018

White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States. | Video

Jul 18 2018

White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S. officials

WASHINGTON The White House on Wednesday declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities," including a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow.

Jul 18 2018

Trump says U.S. may pursue separate trade deal with Mexico

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States may hammer out a trade deal with Mexico, and then do a separate one with Canada later, sowing fresh doubts about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Jul 18 2018

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting U.S.

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States, contradicting U.S. intelligence assessments that Moscow was continuing its attempts to meddle in American elections.

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