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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

04 Oct 2017

U.S. budget deficit could obstruct Trump's tax cut plan

WASHINGTON The U.S. budget deficit is proving to be a major obstacle to the tax reform plan being offered by President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans, with one leading Senate hawk saying a week after the plan was introduced that any enlarging of the fiscal gap could kill his support.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. Republican senator seeks probe of gun devices at Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that lawmakers should investigate "bump stock" accessories that turn some guns into rapid-fire weapons, after Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein called for Congress to ban the devices.

04 Oct 2017

Republican senator seeks probe of gun devices at Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that lawmakers should investigate "bump stock" accessories that turn some guns into rapid-fire weapons, after Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein called for Congress to ban the devices.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. Republican senator seeks probe of gun devices at Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that lawmakers should investigate "bump stock" accessories that turn some guns into rapid-fire weapons, after Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein called for Congress to ban the devices.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. Republican leaders shun talk of gun control measures

WASHINGTON Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress pushed aside discussion of gun control on Tuesday, while Democrats appealed to President Donald Trump to back legislative action after the deadliest shooting spree in modern U.S. history took 59 lives in Las Vegas. | Video

04 Oct 2017

Republican leaders shun talk of gun control measures

WASHINGTON Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress pushed aside discussion of gun control on Tuesday, while Democrats appealed to President Donald Trump to back legislative action after the deadliest shooting spree in modern U.S. history took 59 lives in Las Vegas. | Video

03 Oct 2017

After Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws; Republicans silent

WASHINGTON Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas spurred a ritual-like response from U.S. politicians following the mass shootings that have left a trail of victims across the country: Democrats renewed demands for tougher gun laws while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation. | Video

03 Oct 2017

After Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws; Republicans silent

WASHINGTON Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas spurred a ritual-like response from U.S. politicians following the mass shootings that have left a trail of victims across the country: Democrats renewed demands for tougher gun laws while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation. | Video

03 Oct 2017

After Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws; Republicans silent

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas spurred a ritual-like response from U.S. politicians following the mass shootings that have left a trail of victims across the country: Democrats renewed demands for tougher gun laws while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation.

29 Sep 2017

Trump health secretary to repay cost of private jet travel

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price promised on Thursday to repay the nearly $52,000 cost of his seats on private charter flights, as expensive air travel by Trump administration officials drew sharp scrutiny from Congress. | Video

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