John Whitesides

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

16 Nov 2017

Two more women accuse U.S. Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when he was 30 and she was about 18. | Video

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

14 Nov 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Democrats win bitter Virginia governor's race in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president's combative tactics and issues. | Video

30 Oct 2017

After 'Me Too', 'scary' personal conversations about sexual assault

After reading a painful series of "Me Too" stories about sexual harassment and assault on social media, Amanda Crone realized she needed to have a conversation with her husband. | Video

30 Oct 2017

First charges could be unsealed in U.S. special counsel's Russia probe

WASHINGTON The first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be unsealed as early as Monday and a target taken into custody, possibly marking a dramatic turn in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

30 Oct 2017

U.S. special counsel's Russia probe entering new phase with first charges

WASHINGTON The investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will enter a new phase as early as Monday, when the first charges resulting from the probe could be unsealed and a target taken into custody.

20 Oct 2017

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing "politics of division" that he said was corroding American democracy.

28 Sep 2017

Beyond the daily drama and Twitter battles, Trump begins to alter American life

WASHINGTON Even without delivering on his biggest campaign promises, President Donald Trump has begun to reshape American life in ways big and small.

03 Aug 2017

Angry and inspired: U.S. Democrats train new wave of candidates

ROCKVILLE, Md. The 100 Democratic women who packed into a suburban Maryland conference room recently for a one-day training on how to run for political office were more than activists eager to battle President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans. | Video


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