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Scot J. Paltrow

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

Nov 22 2017

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

WASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

Apr 13 2017

As Trump seeks defense-spending boost, watchdogs cite faulty Pentagon accounting

WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump is planning to increase U.S. defense spending by $54 billion next year. But a series of recent reports by the Defense Department Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office say that Pentagon accounting systems will struggle to track how the money is spent. | Video

Aug 19 2016

U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

NEW YORK The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

Oct 29 2015

Special Report - Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Oct 29 2015

Special Report: Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Aug 05 2015

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

NEW YORK A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

Aug 05 2015

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

NEW YORK A U.S. Defence Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defence Department Inspector General report.

Aug 05 2015

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

NEW YORK, Aug 5 A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

Jun 11 2015

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after Reuters report

NEW YORK The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General is reassigning one of his top deputies just weeks after Reuters reported that the deputy had forced staff to sign off on a disputed audit of the Marine Corps.

Jun 11 2015

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after Reuters report

The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General is reassigning one of his top deputies just weeks after Reuters reported that the deputy had forced staff to sign off on a disputed audit of the Marine Corps.

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