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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

22 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits - report

WASHINGTON Frequent breakdowns of advanced uranium enrichment devices have inadvertently helped Iran comply with restrictions in the international agreement curbing its nuclear program, according to a new report by a Washington-based think tank.

21 Sep 2017

Afghan president says Trump war plan has better chance than Obama's

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.

14 Sep 2017

Democrats probe whether Flynn pushed nuclear project as Trump aide

WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers are investigating whether retired U.S. General Michael Flynn secretly promoted a U.S.-Russian project to build dozens of nuclear reactors in the Middle East after becoming President Donald Trump's first national security adviser. | Video

13 Sep 2017

Democrats investigating whether Flynn promoted reactor project as Trump aide

WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers are probing whether retired U.S. General Michael Flynn secretly promoted a U.S.-Russian project to build dozens of nuclear reactors in the Middle East after becoming President Donald Trump's first national security adviser.

12 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Trump to weigh more aggressive U.S. strategy on Iran - sources

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran's forces, its Shi'ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six current and former U.S. officials.

08 Sep 2017

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook -senator

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 U.S. federal legislation may be needed to require social media companies to disclose more about how their platforms are used for political advertising, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, amid new concerns about Russia's alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election.

07 Sep 2017

Twitter to brief Congress on possible Russia-backed ads -U.S. senator

WASHINGTON Twitter Inc is expected to brief U.S. congressional investigators soon on whether Russia used its advertising platform to promote divisive social and political messages during the 2016 election, Senator Mark Warner said on Thursday.

01 Sep 2017

Top advisers in more displays of disagreement with Trump

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis openly differed with his commander in chief over North Korea on Wednesday, the latest example of a once-rare public display of disagreement by top U.S. aides that has become more frequent under President Donald Trump.

22 Aug 2017

Despite expected U.S. troop hike, no end in sight to Afghan war

WASHINGTON While President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday to beefing up U.S. forces in Afghanistan, he provided few details on how sending more troops will hasten a conclusion to America’s longest war.

22 Aug 2017

Despite expected U.S. troop hike, no end in sight to Afghan war

WASHINGTON While President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday to beefing up U.S. forces in Afghanistan, he provided few details on how sending more troops will hasten a conclusion to America’s longest war.

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