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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

05 Jan 2018

Deal on U.S. 'Dreamer' immigrants still ways off -Republicans

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

30 Dec 2017

White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON The White House said on Friday it was set to kick off talks next week with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on immigration policy, government spending and other issues that need to be wrapped up early in the new year.

29 Dec 2017

Trump says China's stance on N.Korea influences his trade policy

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had "been soft" on China on trade issues and said he was not happy that China had allowed oil shipments to go into North Korea.

23 Dec 2017

U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez despite widespread misgivings about the vote count, prompting the opposition candidate to describe his bid for the presidency as a "lost cause."

23 Dec 2017

Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. | Video

23 Dec 2017

Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. | Video

22 Dec 2017

U.S. sanctions Myanmar general, others for abuses, corruption

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 13 "serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors" including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw this year's brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

14 Dec 2017

Alabama win thrills Democrats as Republicans point fingers

WASHINGTON Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could lead to a sweeping comeback for the party in 2018 elections, while Republicans sought to assess blame for a defeat in one of the country's most conservative states. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Trump backs Alabama Republican Senate candidate Moore

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, throwing his weight behind the embattled Alabama Republican before a special election next week that has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. | Video

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