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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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14 Dec 2017

Two Trump judicial nominations rebuffed by Senate

WASHINGTON Two of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees will not be confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate following criticism over controversial statements they made, a White House official said.

13 Dec 2017

Senator Grassley expresses reservations on two Trump judge nominees

WASHINGTON The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that handles judicial nominations on Tuesday raised concerns about two of President Donald Trump's picks for lower court positions, citing controversial statements each has made.

09 Dec 2017

U.S. top court blocks release of Trump 'Dreamer' immigrant documents

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to block the release of documents concerning his decision to end a programme that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of young adults dubbed "Dreamers" brought into the country illegally as children.

09 Dec 2017

U.S. top court takes up Republican challenge to Maryland electoral district

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday added a second case to its docket on a contentious issue that could have major consequences for American elections, agreeing to decide whether Democratic lawmakers in Maryland unlawfully drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

07 Dec 2017

Trump administration sides against unions in high court fees case

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would oppose public sector unions in a major case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, reversing the view taken by the Obama administration in an identical dispute.

06 Dec 2017

Pivotal U.S. Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared sharply divided in the closely watched case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, with pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy voicing concerns about endorsing discrimination against gay people but also about anti-religious bias. | Video

05 Dec 2017

U.S. top court weighs baker's refusal to make cake for gay couple

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.

05 Dec 2017

U.S. top court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

05 Dec 2017

U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey and potentially other states legalize sports betting, a lucrative source of revenue for state coffers that has been barred in most places. | Video

04 Dec 2017

Conservative U.S. justices lean toward New Jersey in sports betting case

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated they may be willing to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states to do the same thing.

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