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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

11 Dec 2017

France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch

PARIS In his first seven months in office, President Emmanuel Macron has faced little opposition. But on Sunday, the once-dominant Republicans, now the biggest opposition party in parliament, elected a new leader they hope will recover their voice.

29 Nov 2017

Fractured French Right struggles to unite against Macron

PARIS A year ago, France's conservatives appeared headed for the presidency. Now the French right is more fractured than at almost any point in the modern-day Fifth Republic, leaving one clear winner: President Emmanuel Macron, a centrist.

23 Nov 2017

Interview: French conservatives' leader-in-waiting out to woo far-right voters

PROVINS, France France's main conservative party needs to go on the political offensive against President Emmanuel Macron by rediscovering a right-wing identity and increasing its appeal to National Front voters, its leader-in-waiting said.

22 Nov 2017

France's Le Pen says she is victim of 'banking fatwa' over account closures

NANTERRE/PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused banks on Wednesday of closing accounts that belong to her and her party, saying she has been the victim of a "banking fatwa" meant to silence her National Front.

16 Nov 2017

French president's party hit by defections as it picks leader

PARIS A revolt by 100 members of French President Emmanuel Macron's governing party has exposed tensions in the fledgling movement as it prepares to elect a leader handpicked by him on Saturday.

14 Nov 2017

Soul-searching at France's FN: far-right party polls activists

NANTERRE, France Who are you and what do you want? Seeking to rebrand itself and bounce back from electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front on Tuesday sent a questionnaire to party members asking them whether it should change its name and policies.

06 Nov 2017

'We like Paris but are a bit scared,' Chinese tourists say after muggings

PARIS In tight-knit groups with their backpacks hanging in front where they can keep an eye on them, Chinese tourists walked around Paris on their guard on Monday, alarmed by a recent mugging and other attacks targeting Asian visitors.

25 Oct 2017

French opposition struggles to emerge from rubble of Macron victory

PARIS Battered and bruised from electoral defeat by Emmanuel Macron's centrists, France's Socialist Party is laying off most of its staff and selling its Paris base, while the centre-right Republicans limp on in search of a leader.

21 Oct 2017

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes towards sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

12 Oct 2017

With French down on strikes, Macron reforms get easier ride

PARIS There was a time when angry French workers could down tools and take to the streets en masse to force ministers to back down. But things have changed, making President Emmanuel Macron's job of pushing through labour reforms that much easier.


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