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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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17 Oct 2017

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

WASHINGTON Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. | Video

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.

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.

12 Oct 2017

Trump says open to bilateral Canada, Mexico pacts if NAFTA talks fail

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. | Video

12 Oct 2017

U.S. loan to Puerto Rico a start, but more aid to come: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. federal government is working on a long-term plan to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria tore up the island territory's power grid and other infrastructure three weeks ago, an administration official said on Wednesday. | Video

11 Oct 2017

Trump asks Congress for $4.9 billion loan to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked Congress on Tuesday for a loan of $4.9 billion to help the cash-strapped Puerto Rican government pay urgent bills as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, an administration official said.

11 Oct 2017

Trump asks Congress for $4.9-billion loan to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked Congress on Tuesday for a loan of $4.9 billion to help the cash-strapped Puerto Rican government pay urgent bills as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, an administration official said.

04 Oct 2017

Trump praises response to Puerto Rico, says crisis straining budget

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico U.S. President Donald Trump expressed satisfaction on Tuesday with the federal response to Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico, despite criticism that the government was slow to address the crisis. | Video

03 Oct 2017

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 3 (Reuters) - P resident Donald Trump will fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to view the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria, giving him the chance to show solidarity with survivors and demonstrate how his government intends to help them recover.

27 Sep 2017

Trump scrambles to convince Americans he can handle Puerto Rico crisis

WASHINGTON After well-received responses to two major hurricanes that hit the U.S. mainland, President Donald Trump is battling to show Americans he can handle yet another natural disaster - this time in Puerto Rico - despite being caught up in another Twitter war.

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