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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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02 Dec 2017

Australia's former deputy PM wins by-election in coalition boost

SYDNEY Australia's former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce cleared the way for his return to parliament on Saturday, winning a by-election just over a month after he was kicked out over a dual citizenship crisis that cost the government its majority.

14 Nov 2017

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

SYDNEY The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election.

29 Oct 2017

Australia's Queensland calls snap election in test for far-right candidates

SYDNEY Australia's Queensland state on Sunday called a snap election after the ruling centre-left Labor Party lost its legislative majority, a poll that could give far-right nationalists a chance to boost political representation.

28 Oct 2017

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

20 Oct 2017

New Zealand's 'first bloke' hooks into new role

New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of centre-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new "first bloke" who is a national celebrity in his own right.

20 Oct 2017

New Zealand's 'first bloke' hooks into new role

New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of centre-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new "first bloke" who is a national celebrity in his own right.

20 Oct 2017

New Zealand's 'first bloke' hooks into new role

New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of center-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new "first bloke" who is a national celebrity in his own right.

09 Aug 2017

New Zealand Labour's new leader makes significant gains in election race

WELLINGTON The race for New Zealand's September election has tightened significantly only days after the appointment of New Zealand's new opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, a poll said on Wednesday.

11 May 2017

Kiwi slides as NZ central bank retains inflation outlook, neutral rate bias

WELLINGTON The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) defied market expectations it would adopt a more hawkish tone at its policy meeting on Thursday, retaining instead its neutral stance and sending the country's currency to an 11-month low.

10 May 2017

Australia hits banks with higher taxes to bring budget back into black

CANBERRA The Australian government pledged to deliver a small budget surplus in 2020-21, slapping big banks with new taxes to end more than a decade of deficits that have threatened its prized triple-A credit rating.

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