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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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McCain illness deprives U.S. Senate of crucial vote, Trump critic

WASHINGTON If John McCain's illness requires a long absence from the U.S. Senate, his colleagues will be deprived of a dealmaker and leading voice on national security, while America's allies will lose one of the few Republican critics of President Donald Trump's foreign policy.

20 Jul 2017

U.S. Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on Wednesday. | Video

20 Jul 2017

Trump's son, close associates to appear before U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort have been asked to appear before U.S. Senate committees next week to answer questions about the campaign's alleged connections to Russia, officials said on Wednesday.

20 Jul 2017

Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort to appear before U.S. Senate

By Eric Beech, Patricia Zengerle, David Alexander and Jeff Mason

19 Jul 2017

Trump, Putin had previously undisclosed visit at G20 dinner

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on Tuesday.

15 Jul 2017

Stalled Russia sanctions bill hits North Korean snag in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON A bill that many lawmakers hoped would send a message to President Donald Trump to keep a strong line against Russia hit a new snag in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, as Republicans proposed combining it with sanctions on North Korea.

14 Jul 2017

U.S. House backs massive increase in defense spending

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military.

14 Jul 2017

U.S. House passes $700 billion annual defense bill

WASHINGTON, July 14 The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military.

14 Jul 2017

U.S. House may be near deal on stalled Russia sanctions bill

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional negotiators are making progress on resolving a dispute that has stalled a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia, congressional aides said on Thursday, and one lawmaker said the matter could be resolved as soon as Friday.

14 Jul 2017

Trump says he would invite Putin to White House, but not now

PARIS/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, who is fighting off allegations of ties between his election campaign and Moscow, said he would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House but added that now was not the right time for that. | Video

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