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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

07 Nov 2017

Gorbachev sees Russian democracy far off: biographer Taubman

NEW YORK Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated in the West for championing democracy and helping end the Cold War, sees little chance Russia will turn from czarist-reminiscent, strongman government anytime in coming decades, the U.S. author of a new biography said on Monday.

04 Oct 2017

Turkey should follow West's lead on rights - author Orhan Pamuk

Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan needs more Westernization, and not less, to bolster dwindling free speech rights and a wobbly democracy, Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk said on Tuesday.

07 Sep 2017

Fed's Fischer exit muddies investors' outlook: Richard Bernstein

NEW YORK The unexpected resignation of America's No. 2 central banker on Wednesday only complicates decision-making by global investors and business leaders already worried that international economic expansion may be short-lived, according to U.S. money manager Richard Bernstein on Wednesday.

01 Jun 2017

Q&A: Cyclical stocks set to boost Wall Street rally: Richard Bernstein

NEW YORK Wall Street's rally is not nearly done, with cyclical stocks set to ride higher even as hopes dim that America's government can deliver business-friendly economic reforms, U.S. money manager Richard Bernstein said on Wednesday.

25 May 2017

U.S. can handle worsening terror threat - ex White House adviser

NEW YORK Even as terrorists grow more brazen, now even striking arenas packed with teenage music fans, improvements in counterterrorism technology and government preparedness make Americans safer than at any time since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, veteran U.S. counterterrorism expert Richard A. Clarke said.

11 Apr 2017

Philanthropist dollars often come with strings attached: wealth watcher

NEW YORK No longer content to build hospitals and give art to museums, America's elite philanthropists more and more often write supersized checks in efforts to steer educational, environmental and government policies, according to wealth tracker David Callahan.

09 Mar 2017

U.S. growth dulled by diminished mobility: economist

NEW YORK Americans have surrendered a lot of hustle since the Reagan presidency, launching fewer businesses, innovating at a slower rate and sticking longer to homes in a trend that has taken the edge off U.S. economic growth, according to economist Tyler Cowen.

22 Feb 2017

Odds dim for Trump infrastructure spending - Wall Street economist

NEW YORK President Donald Trump's promised U.S. infrastructure spending package will likely never become law, shouldered aside by lawmakers in Congress focused on cutting corporate taxes and reducing regulations, a Wall Street economist said on Tuesday.

31 Jan 2017

U.S. inflation getting Trump lift: Wall Street strategist

NEW YORK Long hibernating price inflation is taking center stage in America's economy, in part because President Trumps' anti-migrant policies are fueling already rising wages, a top Wall Street asset strategist said on Monday.

09 Nov 2016

Infrastructure would be popular bipartisan step for Clinton: Hennessey

NEW YORK Democrat Hillary Clinton as president will have no policy mandate, even if elected by a wide margin, and would be wise to court Congress for an easy win on a big-dollar infrastructure bill, an economic aide to former Republican President George W. Bush said.

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