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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.

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16 Aug 2017

As NAFTA talks begin, Trump's 'America First' agenda looms large

WASHINGTON As the United States, Canada and Mexico kick off negotiations on Wednesday to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the biggest uncertainty is whether a deal can pass President Donald Trump's "America First" test.

16 Aug 2017

NAFTA negotiators aim for 'ambitious' start to talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an "ambitious" first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early next year.

15 Aug 2017

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property in the first direct trade measure by his administration against Beijing, but one that is unlikely to prompt near-term change. | Video

14 Aug 2017

With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

WASHINGTON Facing potentially deep budget cuts to U.S. foreign aid, new USAID administrator Mark Green says he needs to do more with less and prove to President Donald Trump that development assistance can further his "America First" agenda.

13 Aug 2017

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

13 Aug 2017

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

08 Aug 2017

Trump administration's Africa policy in focus at AGOA trade talks

WASHINGTON With the Trump administration's trade agenda focused on reining in China and renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement, Africa has barely appeared on the radar screen.

04 Aug 2017

U.S. lumber mill owners say 'no hurry' to reach deal with Canada

WASHINGTON U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage.

03 Aug 2017

In rare bipartisan display, U.S. Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

WASHINGTON Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing's intellectual property and trade practices in coming days.

28 Jul 2017

UK's Grayling seeks to reassure U.S., airlines of Brexit plans

WASHINGTON British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Thursday he had met with Trump administration officials and U.S. airlines to reassure them that air traffic would not be disrupted as Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

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