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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

17 Aug 2017

Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signalling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

11 Aug 2017

Trump thanks Russia's Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin.

01 Aug 2017

Top Senate Democrat urges Trump to block China deals over N. Korea

WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to block some Chinese investments in the United States in an effort to pressure China "to help rein in North Korea’s threatening and destabilizing behavior."

01 Aug 2017

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions: U.S. official

WASHINGTON Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in an interview.

31 Jul 2017

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions: U.S official

WASHINGTON Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in an interview.

31 Jul 2017

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions - U.S official

WASHINGTON Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in an interview.

11 Jul 2017

Tough road ahead, even as Islamic State grip on Mosul and Raqqa falters

WASHINGTON With Islamic State all but ejected from one if its former capitals and surrounded in the other, members of a 72-nation coalition meet in Washington this week to try to ensure the battlefield victories do not, once again, evaporate amid new sectarian strife. | Video

22 Jun 2017

White House pressures State Department over refugee costs -sources

WASHINGTON Two studies that President Donald Trump hopes will buttress his case to cut the number of refugees are at the heart of a fight between senior White House adviser Stephen Miller and career U.S. government officials over immigration policy, four current and former officials said.

22 Jun 2017

White House pressures State Department over refugee costs: sources

WASHINGTON Two studies that President Donald Trump hopes will buttress his case to cut the number of refugees are at the heart of a fight between senior White House adviser Stephen Miller and career U.S. government officials over immigration policy, four current and former officials said.

08 Jun 2017

Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russia hearing

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey will tell Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump pressed him repeatedly to halt a probe into his ex-national security adviser's ties with Russia and to declare publicly that Trump himself was not under investigation.

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