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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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U.S. visas issued to citizens of Trump travel ban nations continue to decline

WASHINGTON The United States issued about 50 percent fewer visitor visas in April to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

24 May 2017

Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.

23 May 2017

Trump's budget proposes converting some military grants to loans

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.

23 May 2017

Trump's budget proposes converting some military grants to loans

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.

21 May 2017

U.S. calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces'

WASHINGTON The United States on Saturday said it hoped Hassan Rouhani, Iran's newly re-elected president, will halt his country's support for "destabilizing forces", end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term.

21 May 2017

U.S. calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilising forces'

WASHINGTON The United States on Saturday said it hoped Hassan Rouhani, Iran's newly re-elected president, will halt his country's support for "destabilising forces", end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term.

19 May 2017

U.S. academic groups oppose Trump's visa-vetting plans

WASHINGTON Dozens of American academic groups have taken a stance against a Trump administration proposal to toughen scrutiny of some U.S. visa applicants, saying it will have a chilling effect on international students studying in the United States.

19 May 2017

U.S. academic groups oppose Trump's visa-vetting plans

WASHINGTON Dozens of American academic groups have taken a stance against a Trump administration proposal to toughen scrutiny of some U.S. visa applicants, saying it will have a chilling effect on international students studying in the United States.

19 May 2017

Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers.

18 May 2017

U.S. extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under a 2015 international nuclear deal even as he imposed narrow penalties on Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile programme.

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