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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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Trump opens door for Jackson to pull out as nominee for veterans job

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday left open the possibility that his doctor, Ronny Jackson, would withdraw as his pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations stalled his Senate confirmation hearing. | Video

Apr 16 2018

After Trump drama, new Pence national security aide steps down

WASHINGTON A new national security aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stepped down on Sunday, only two days after being officially named to the job, after a behind-the-scenes White House argument hit the headlines, a White House official said.

Apr 15 2018

U.S., Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom: Pena Nieto

LIMA/MEXICO The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico's president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister.

Apr 14 2018

U.S. urges regional leaders to isolate Venezuela's Maduro

LIMA The United States urged regional leaders on Saturday to take stronger steps to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as it joined a declaration condemning the worsening humanitarian crisis and political repression in the South American nation.

Apr 14 2018

Latam summit overshadowed by Syria, trade and China

LIMA Latin American leaders met in Peru for a regional summit on Friday that was overshadowed by Washington's decision to order military strikes on Syria, prompting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.

Apr 10 2018

Trump cancels trip to Latin America, prompting relief and criticism

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his first official trip to Latin America, the White House announced on Tuesday, triggering a mix of relief and criticism from a region he has repeatedly disparaged over immigration, narcotics and trade.

Apr 09 2018

'Smile and nod': Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

Apr 09 2018

'Smile and nod': Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA, April 9 U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

Apr 09 2018

Trump says 'big price to pay' for Syria chemical attack

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Sunday there would be a "big price to pay" after aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town in Syria, an attack the opposition blamed on Syrian government forces. | Video

Apr 05 2018

Trump to urge Latam to look to U.S., not China, on trade - official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, engaged in an escalating confrontation with Beijing over trade, will urge Latin American leaders next week to work with the United States - not China - on trade, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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