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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 19 2018

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. | Video

Aug 11 2018

U.S. lawmaker charged with insider trading halts re-election bid

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Chris Collins, an ally of President Donald Trump charged with taking part in an insider trading scheme, halted his campaign for re-election on Saturday, as Republicans sought to minimize the damage from his case ahead of November's midterm elections. | Video

Aug 01 2018

Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe 'right now'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump appealed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, drawing a rebuke from his fellow Republicans in Congress who said the probe must go on. | Video

Jul 30 2018

Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

WASHINGTON A Republican senator who was publicly undecided over whether to back U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threw his support behind the judge on Monday, improving chances Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation despite a pitched battle by leading Democrats to block him.

Jul 26 2018

Conservative Republican Jordan to run for U.S. House speaker

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Republican Representative Jim Jordan said Thursday he will run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives if his party keeps the majority after November elections, promising to slash federal spending and revamp the way the chamber is now run. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Republican lawmakers remain skeptical after Trump's EU deal

WASHINGTON Numerous congressional Republicans worried about jobs for constituents back home remained skeptical of President Donald Trump's trade policies on Thursday, a day after Trump struck a surprise deal with the EU to halt further tariffs and hold talks on opening markets.

Jul 26 2018

Republican lawmakers remain skeptical after Trump's EU deal

WASHINGTON, July 26 Numerous congressional Republicans worried about jobs for constituents back home remained skeptical of President Donald Trump's trade policies on Thursday, a day after Trump struck a surprise deal with the EU to halt further tariffs and hold talks on opening markets.

Jul 24 2018

No welcome mat for Putin from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of interfering in U.S. elections, will not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to come to Washington, Republican congressional leaders said on Tuesday. | Video

Jun 20 2018

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Jun 15 2018

White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

WASHINGTON The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of Representatives, offering a lifeline after the president suggested earlier that he opposed the more moderate bill. | Video

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