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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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16 Oct 2017

Italy presents low-key budget ahead of 2018 elections

ROME Italy's government approved on Monday a low-key 2018 budget which includes measures to raise youth employment, tackle poverty and encourage investments ahead of an election in the spring.

13 Oct 2017

Italy lower house passes new electoral law, moves on to Senate

ROME The Italian Chamber of Deputies on Thursday gave its final approval to a contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.

12 Oct 2017

Italy's government wins confidence votes on contested electoral law

ROME The Italian government on Wednesday won two confidence votes on a fiercely contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's national election.

06 Oct 2017

Hacking attacks: a pre-election setback for Italy's 5-Star Movement

ROME Hacking attacks on the web platform used by Italy's 5-Star Movement to select representatives and shape policy threaten to dent confidence in its methods before a parliamentary election it is well placed to win.

24 Sep 2017

I'm no populist, says new leader of Italy's 5-Star

RIMINI, Italy The new leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement says it is not a populist party and will make cutting waste and reducing debt its priority.

24 Sep 2017

Italy's 5-Star names youthful new leader as election nears

RIMINI, Italy Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, riding high in opinion polls, has named 31-year-old Luigi Di Maio to lead it into parliamentary elections next year that could see it win national power.

23 Sep 2017

Italy's 5-Star names youthful new leader as election nears

RIMINI, Italy Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement which is riding high in opinion polls has named 31-year-old Luigi Di Maio to lead it into parliamentary elections early next year, which could see the maverick party win national power.

21 Sep 2017

EU wants May to make firm offers now for Brexit deal: Barnier

ROME British Prime Minister Theresa May should make the EU firm offers by next week to break deadlock in Brexit talks if she wants an orderly withdrawal and transition to a new relationship, the bloc's negotiator said on Thursday.

19 Sep 2017

5-Star's young, popular Di Maio charts course to be Italy PM

ROME Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looks poised to name Luigi Di Maio as its candidate for prime minister in elections early next year and, if opinion polls are to be believed, the earnest 31-year-old has a good chance of winning.

08 Sep 2017

Italy's dual currency schemes may be long road to euro exit

ROME Italy's main opposition parties are replacing their calls to leave the euro with apparently less radical proposals to flank it with a new currency they say can boost growth and jobs.

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