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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

Jun 19 2018

At-risk Republicans separate themselves from Trump's border policy

MODESTO, Calif./WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border has vulnerable Republican congressional candidates scrambling to distance themselves from the issue - but not from the president.

Jun 19 2018

California deals with dementia among aging inmates

STOCKTON, Calif. California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Democratic hopes for House control buoyed by voting results

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J. U.S. Democrats on Wednesday said the results of nominating contests in California and New Jersey put them in a stronger position to gain control of Congress in November and oppose Republican President Donald Trump. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Democrats beat vote quirk to challenge Republicans in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J. California Democrats overcame quirks in the state's electoral system and managed to mount challenges to Republicans in most key Congressional races, as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates for November's midterm elections. | Video

Jun 05 2018

California, New Jersey primaries crucial to November U.S. elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J., June 5 (Reuters) - V oters in competitive congressional districts in New Jersey and California will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose candidates in primary elections that will shape the fight to control the U.S. Congress during the era of President Donald Trump.

Jun 04 2018

Bumpy road for California Democrats targeting Republican House seats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. As Californians prepare to go to the polls on Tuesday to choose candidates in primary elections, the state's quirky electoral rules and a softening of support for Democrats among suburban voters could disrupt the party's ambitious plan to wrest as many as 10 seats from Republicans in California. | Video

May 31 2018

Ahead of November election, old voting machines stir concerns among U.S. officials

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania U.S. election officials responsible for managing more than a dozen close races this November share a fear: Outdated voting machines in their districts could undermine confidence in election results that will determine which party controls the U.S. Congress. | Video

Apr 09 2018

Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump's party

Older, white, educated voters helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Now, they are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their ballots could tip the scales in tight congressional races from New Jersey to California, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll and a data analysis of competitive districts shows.

Mar 30 2018

Autopsy refutes police account of California shooting of black man -lawyer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. An autopsy on an unarmed black man killed by police officers in California's capital last week shows that none of the eight bullets hit him in the front, contradicting the official version of events, a lawyer for the deceased's family said on Friday. | Video

Mar 28 2018

California attorney general to probe Sacramento police shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California's attorney general joined an investigation on Tuesday into this month's killing by Sacramento police of an unarmed black man standing in his grandparents' backyard, a death that sparked street protests.


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