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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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20 Oct 2017

Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago. | Video

19 Oct 2017

Rubio urges Congress to adjust disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to make changes to a disaster relief bill so that cash-strapped Puerto Rico can quickly access funds it needs to respond to the basic needs of its 3.4 million residents.

19 Oct 2017

Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

19 Oct 2017

Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 18 U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

17 Oct 2017

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

WASHINGTON Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war.

17 Oct 2017

Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

13 Oct 2017

How to rebuild Puerto Rico: Rubio asks Trump to call in experts

WASHINGTON Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday he has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to create a high-level task force to provide ideas and advice for helping Puerto Rico to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, and that the president was receptive to the idea.

12 Oct 2017

Trump says open to bilateral Canada, Mexico pacts if NAFTA talks fail

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. | Video

12 Oct 2017

U.S. loan to Puerto Rico a start, but more aid to come: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. federal government is working on a long-term plan to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria tore up the island territory's power grid and other infrastructure three weeks ago, an administration official said on Wednesday. | Video

11 Oct 2017

Trump asks Congress for $4.9 billion loan to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked Congress on Tuesday for a loan of $4.9 billion to help the cash-strapped Puerto Rican government pay urgent bills as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, an administration official said.

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