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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 11 2018

House Speaker Ryan to quit, shaking Republicans as elections near

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election and will leave his post at the start of 2019, dealing a blow to fellow Republicans and President Donald Trump ahead of fast-approaching congressional elections. | Video

Apr 11 2018

Ryan assured Trump won't fire special counsel, Senate eyes bill

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump fumed over an FBI raid targeting his personal attorney, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he has been assured Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.

Mar 20 2018

Congress leaders near deal on government funding bill: senators

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers neared agreement on Tuesday on a massive government spending bill that Congress hopes to pass by Friday, as congressional leaders worked to narrow their differences on thorny issues such as President Donald Trump's border wall.

Mar 18 2018

Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job

WASHINGTON Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the U.S. election do their jobs. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Louise Slaughter, longtime progressive New York congresswoman, dies at 88

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith's daughter who became a leading progressive voice in Congress from New York, died early on Friday, her chief of staff said. She was 88.

Mar 16 2018

Republicans sound alarm as Democrats claim Pennsylvania win

CANONSBURG, Pa./WASHINGTON Republicans sounded the alarm on Wednesday after Democrats claimed victory in a Pennsylvania congressional election seen as a referendum on U.S. President Donald Trump's performance, although the vote tally remained officially too close to call. | Video

Mar 14 2018

Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Mar 14 2018

Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON, March 14 Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Mar 08 2018

U.S. Republican Senator Flake vows bill to undo tariffs

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday he would introduce a bill to nullify President Donald Trump's aluminum and steel tariffs, which Trump finalized in a proclamation earlier in the day.

Mar 07 2018

Trade skeptics gain upper hand in White House as Cohn quits

WASHINGTON Economic nationalists appeared to gain the upper hand in a White House battle over trade with the resignation of Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, on Tuesday in a move that could ramp up protectionist measures that risk igniting a global trade war. | Video


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