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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

26 May 2017

U.S. lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

26 May 2017

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Thursday that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, support for Islamist militant groups, weapons transfers and human rights violations.

26 May 2017

U.S. Senate committee advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON The United States would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for Islamist militant groups and human rights violations under legislation approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday.

25 May 2017

U.S. senator says panel could take up Russia sanctions bill this summer

WASHINGTON Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Thursday the panel could take up a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia as soon as this summer.

25 May 2017

Exclusive: Hate the tweets, love the agenda: U.S. Senate's McConnell on Trump

WASHINGTON Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, says he could live without the drama surrounding President Donald Trump's White House, but from a policy standpoint sees the new commander-in-chief as a solid ally in the mode of any president from his party.

24 May 2017

Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path."

24 May 2017

Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

WASHINGTON The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel's Russia probe.

23 May 2017

U.S. Senate confirms Iowa Governor Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the U.S. politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing.

23 May 2017

Senate intelligence to 'vigorously pursue' Flynn testimony

WASHINGTON The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Monday they were disappointed Michael Flynn declined their request for an interview and production of subpoenaed documents in their probe of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election.

23 May 2017

Flynn declines U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe

WASHINGTON Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

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