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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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Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

13 Sep 2017

Rights groups target police, spy chiefs globally under new U.S. law

PRAGUE/WASHINGTON Police and spy chiefs from China to the Middle East, a Ukrainian oligarch and a former president of Panama are among the people a coalition of human rights groups wants targeted for sanctions under an expanded U.S. law aimed at curbing rights abuses and corruption worldwide.

13 Sep 2017

Rights groups target police, spy chiefs globally under new U.S. law

PRAGUE/WASHINGTON Police and spy chiefs from China to the Middle East, a Ukrainian oligarch and a former president of Panama are among the people a coalition of human rights groups wants targeted for sanctions under an expanded U.S. law aimed at curbing rights abuses and corruption worldwide.

31 Aug 2017

Former U.S. officials urge balance in refugee cost reports

WASHINGTON Former officials of the State Department and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service have written to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging that two White House-ordered reports on refugee resettlement costs be balanced by also tallying the benefits refugees bring to the United States.

23 Aug 2017

Exclusive - U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid

WASHINGTON The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. | Video

17 Aug 2017

Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

11 Aug 2017

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin.

01 Aug 2017

Top Senate Democrat urges Trump to block China deals over N. Korea

WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to block some Chinese investments in the United States in an effort to pressure China "to help rein in North Korea’s threatening and destabilizing behavior."

01 Aug 2017

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions: U.S. official

WASHINGTON Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in an interview.

01 Aug 2017

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions: U.S official

WASHINGTON Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in an interview.

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