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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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Alabama win thrills Democrats as Republicans point fingers

WASHINGTON Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could lead to a sweeping comeback for the party in 2018 elections, while Republicans sought to assess blame for a defeat in one of the country's most conservative states. | Video

13 Dec 2017

Analysis: Trump loses his big bet on Alabama U.S. Senate race

WASHINGTON In backing Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race even though the candidate faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, President Donald Trump made a risky bet - and lost big.

07 Dec 2017

Push by evangelicals helped set stage for Trump decision on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON An intense and sustained push by U.S. evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually relocate the U.S. embassy there, activists said on Wednesday.

07 Dec 2017

Push by evangelicals helped set stage for Trump decision on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON An intense and sustained push by U.S. evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually relocate the U.S. embassy there, activists said on Wednesday.

07 Dec 2017

Push by evangelicals helped set stage for Trump decision on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON An intense and sustained push by U.S. evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually relocate the U.S. embassy there, activists said on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

Trump ally Bannon campaigns for Moore in Alabama

A day after President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon campaigned in the state, telling a crowd that allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore were part of a smear campaign to keep him from office.

01 Dec 2017

Sexual misconduct allegations may roil 2018 U.S. congressional elections

WASHINGTON A spate of sexual misconduct accusations against U.S. politicians and other powerful men will force candidates for the November 2018 congressional elections to weigh more carefully than ever whether their past behavior could doom their chances. | Video

18 Nov 2017

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Trump's limited appeal a warning sign for Republicans ahead of 2018 elections

WASHINGTON Democratic election victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed Republicans losing more ground in suburban areas, where President Donald Trump's unpopularity could cost them dearly in next year's congressional races.

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