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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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20 Oct 2017

Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2017

White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

18 Oct 2017

U.S. Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

18 Oct 2017

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan. | Video

18 Oct 2017

US-Senatoren erzielen Zwischenlösung für Obamacare

Washington Im erbittert geführten Streit über Obamacare deutet sich im US-Kongress eine Übergangslösung an.

17 Oct 2017

Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

17 Oct 2017

Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

15 Oct 2017

U.S. officials try to ease concerns Trump may quit Iran deal

WASHINGTON Senior Trump administration officials said on Sunday that the United States was committed to remaining part of the Iran nuclear accord for now, despite President Donald Trump's criticisms of the deal and his warnings that he might pull out. | Video

15 Oct 2017

U.S. officials try to ease concerns Trump may quit Iran deal

WASHINGTON Senior Trump administration officials said on Sunday that the United States was committed to remaining part of the Iran nuclear accord for now, despite President Donald Trump's criticisms of the deal and his warnings that he might pull out. | Video

12 Oct 2017

How to rebuild Puerto Rico: Rubio asks Trump to call in experts

WASHINGTON Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday he has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to create a high-level task force to provide ideas and advice for helping Puerto Rico to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, and that the president was receptive to the idea.

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