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
BRASILIA Brazil's Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.
BRASILIA Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Party's presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote, a party source said on Friday.
SAO PAULO, July 23 Brazil's Workers' Party intends to raise taxes on banks as a way to force them to reduce their margins and charge less from consumers if it elects a president in October, former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad told Reuters.
BRASILIA Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential pick.
BRASILIA Steadfast support for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil's poor northeast may give a former governor from the region an edge in the search for the leftist icon's substitute, three Workers Party officials told Reuters this week.
BRASILIA The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court blocked another judge's efforts to release imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday, in a legal battle over the country's most popular politician ahead of an October election.
BRASILIA Former Brazilian senator Marina Silva is counting on a forceful anti-corruption message to overcome a lack of campaign resources as she runs for president this year for the third time, she told Reuters, reflecting on what may be her toughest challenge yet.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Supreme Court has removed the nation's labor minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, lawyers for the official said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 5 Brazil's Supreme Court has removed the nation's labor minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes has sounded out steelmaking tycoon Benjamin Steinbruch as a possible vice presidential running mate in October and he would join the ticket if invited, a person close to Steinbruch told Reuters.