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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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Trump says popular retirement savings program unscathed in tax plan

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for sweeping tax cuts, and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest Americans.

28 Sep 2017

Tyson poultry pleads guilty over Missouri spill, to pay $2 mln fine

WASHINGTON and CHICAGO Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

23 Sep 2017

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority.

23 Sep 2017

U.S. Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure a heavy blow, with several other Republicans still undecided on the measure.

22 Sep 2017

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

21 Sep 2017

U.S. vice president: Republicans 'close' on healthcare's last chance

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party's "last best chance" to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote next week.

21 Sep 2017

U.S. vice president: Republicans 'close' on healthcare's last chance

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party's "last best chance" to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote next week.

21 Sep 2017

Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."

21 Sep 2017

U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016

(This Sept. 12 story corrects supplemental poverty measure in 10th paragraph after Census Bureau corrects figure)

15 Sep 2017

Trump says travel ban should be 'larger, tougher and more specific'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pushed back against efforts to rein in his administration's ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries that also limits refugees, saying the controversial ban should be even wider.

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