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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

Dec 06 2017

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. | Video

Dec 04 2017

Trump backs Alabama Republican Senate candidate Moore

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, throwing his weight behind the embattled Alabama Republican before a special election next week that has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. | Video

Nov 30 2017

FEMA chief questions agency's role, urges more local response

WASHINGTON The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday said the wave of recent U.S. disasters, from multiple storms to raging wildfires, must redefine the agency's role and that localities must be more prepared to shoulder crises.

Nov 08 2017

U.S. Speaker Ryan opens door to delayed corporate tax rate cut

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday left the door open to a possible delay in implementing lower tax rates for corporations, following a media report that his fellow Republicans in the Senate are exploring the option.

Nov 07 2017

Republican tax plans gain speed; Fitch warns on deficit

WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives forged ahead on Tuesday with legislation to reshape the federal tax code, while a top credit-ratings agency said the bill would balloon the budget deficit and give only a temporary boost to the economy.

Nov 07 2017

House Republicans seek U.S. tax vote next week; Fitch warns on deficit

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 Republicans plan to put a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax system to a vote in the House of Representatives next week, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday as a top ratings agency predicted the tax cuts would clear Congress but balloon the federal deficit.

Oct 27 2017

Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico's storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal.

Oct 26 2017

Trump to declare opioids a public health emergency -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 U.S. President Donald Trump will declare the nation's opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, in a bid to redirect federal resources and loosen regulations to combat widespread abuse, senior administration officials said.

Oct 24 2017

House Republicans launch probes of Clinton emails decision, uranium deal

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers on Tuesday launched investigations to examine several of President Donald Trump's longstanding political grievances, including the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's emails and her alleged role in a sale of U.S. uranium to a Russian firm.

Oct 24 2017

Trump in tax meeting amid fight with Republican senator

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers. | Video

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