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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

Apr 20 2018

Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

WASHINGTON Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday.

Apr 19 2018

Judge questions Trump ex-campaign chief's bid to dismiss all charges

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge expressed skepticism on Thursday toward a bid by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to get a raft of charges dismissed, while a prosecutor said Paul Manafort was suspected of being a campaign "back channel" to Russia.

Apr 17 2018

U.S. drug agency proposes rules to rein in opioid manufacturing

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed tightening rules governing the amount of prescription opioid painkillers that drugmakers can manufacture in a given year, in hopes of reining in the deadly opioid epidemic.

Apr 17 2018

U.S. drug agency to propose rules to rein in opioid manufacturing

WASHINGTON, April 17 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday unveiled plans to rein in the amount of opioids that can be manufactured by drug makers in a given year, in an effort to combat the deadly opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States.

Apr 17 2018

Justice Dept announces crackdown on major opioid drug trafficking ring

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department took steps on Tuesday to crack down on a major opioid drug trafficking ring in a move that included the filing of federal and state charges against about 100 defendants and the seizure of 450 grams of fentanyl.

Apr 16 2018

Fired FBI director Comey says Trump 'morally unfit': ABC News interview

WASHINGTON Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a dangerous, "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to institutional and cultural norms. | Video

Apr 12 2018

U.S. launches crackdown on sexual harassment in housing

WASHINGTON The Trump administration launched an initiative on Thursday to crack down on sexual harassment of women by landlords and encourage victims to come forward for help from the U.S. Justice Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Apr 12 2018

Veteran Mexican drug lord added to FBI's most wanted list

WASHINGTON A veteran Mexican drug lord drug, who is accused of murdering a federal agent in 1985, was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on Thursday after a newly unsealed indictment charged him for his continued criminal drug activities.

Apr 10 2018

Trump says China will take down trade barriers, deal on IP - Tweet

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers and that the two countries would reach a deal on intellectual property.

Apr 09 2018

Backpage.com founders, others indicted on prostitution-related charges

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