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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

19 Sep 2017

As Maria looms, U.S. airlines cap fares out of storm's path

Sept 19 Major U.S. airlines said on Tuesday they would cap one-way air fares to aid evacuations out of Hurricane Maria's dangerous path, in the second such costly move in less than a month.

18 Sep 2017

U.S. lawmakers want watchdog to probe Russian radio's 'propaganda' in U.S.

WASHINGTON Three Democratic lawmakers want the U.S. communications watchdog to investigate whether the Russian government-funded radio station and news site Sputnik violated government regulations by broadcasting programmes aimed at influencing U.S. policies and elections.

18 Sep 2017

Justice Department barred from sharing VW documents - judge

WASHINGTON A federal magistrate judge blocked the U.S. Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by Volkswagen AG in the government's diesel emissions investigation.

14 Sep 2017

Senators criticize fraud in U.S. low-income phone program

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 A top U.S. Senate Republican said on Thursday Congress should considering ending the three-decade old federal subsidy for telephones and internet access for low-income Americans after a government audit found significant fraud.

13 Sep 2017

FEMA deputy nominee withdraws from consideration: spokesman

WASHINGTON The nominee to be deputy administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after a news organization raised questions about a government probe that found he had falsified records when he served in the government in 2005.

13 Sep 2017

Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

WASHINGTON A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

13 Sep 2017

Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

WASHINGTON A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

13 Sep 2017

Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

12 Sep 2017

Teamsters chief fears U.S. self-driving trucks may be unsafe, hit jobs

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 The head of the 1.4-million member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is mounting an aggressive effort to convince Congress to reject new rules to speed the deployment of self-driving trucks, warning they could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and reduce road safety.

12 Sep 2017

'System safeguards' lacking in Tesla crash on autopilot: NTSB

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday "operational limitations" in the Tesla Model S played a "major role" in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system.

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