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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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18 Jan 2018

U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding. | Video

12 Jan 2018

'A mad scramble': How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

WASHINGTON A surprise New Year's Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four U.S. officials said. | Video

10 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Senior U.S. State Dept. refugee official sidelined: sources

WASHINGTON A U.S. official who has been a defender of refugees has been sidelined within the State Department in what some advocates and former officials fear is part of the Trump administration's goal of limiting refugee resettlement in the United States.

05 Jan 2018

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. | Video

03 Jan 2018

As protests rage in Iran, Trump's Iran policy faces sanctions test

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has signalled support for anti-government protests in Iran, but in two weeks he faces a decision on U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic that suddenly seems riskier than it did a week ago. | Video

03 Jan 2018

As protests rage in Iran, Trump's Iran policy faces sanctions test

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has signalled support for anti-government protests in Iran, but in two weeks he faces a decision on U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic that suddenly seems riskier than it did a week ago.

03 Jan 2018

As protests rage in Iran, Trump's Iran policy faces sanctions test

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled support for anti-government protests in Iran, but in two weeks he faces a decision on U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic that suddenly seems riskier than it did a week ago.

22 Dec 2017

U.S. sanctions Myanmar general, others for abuses, corruption

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 13 "serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors" including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw this year's brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

21 Dec 2017

U.S. follows Mexico in backing disputed Honduran vote result

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States on Wednesday followed Mexico in signalling that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had won a heavily disputed presidential election last month, lending weight to his legitimacy in spite of ongoing opposition protests.

13 Dec 2017

Tillerson seeks to ease scepticism about U.S. State Department reorganization

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as top U.S. diplomat, tried to ease scepticism among staff about his leadership and planned State Department reorganization on Tuesday.

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