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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

22 Jun 2017

After London fire, 600 tower blocks must be tested for flammable cladding

LONDON The government is urgently conducting safety checks on an estimated 600 high-rise buildings in England which have exterior cladding panels after at least 79 people died when fire consumed a London tower block last week, officials said on Thursday. | Video

21 Jun 2017

May promises to listen harder on Brexit - Queen's Speech

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to business concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government programme, pared back to reflect her weakened authority. | Video

17 Jun 2017

As Brexit talks loom, May scrambles for deal to stay in power

LONDON/DUBLIN Britain is likely to enter arduous talks on its exit from the European Union without a deal to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power as negotiations with a Northern Irish "kingmaker" party grind into a second week.

16 Jun 2017

Armed police fire stun gun at knife-wielding man near parliament

LONDON British police said officers guarding one of the gates to the Westminster parliament in central London had fired a stun gun at a man who reached for a knife when they approached him on Friday but it was not initially being considered a terrorist incident.

15 Jun 2017

May confident on deal to stay in power, parliament to open next week

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Thursday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority.

15 Jun 2017

May inches towards deal to stay in power as battle rages over Brexit

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May edged closer to clinching a deal to stay in power with the support of Northern Irish kingmakers on Wednesday, but faced a battle over Brexit just days before divorce talks are due to begin.

13 Jun 2017

May tells lawmakers she'll stay as long as they want her

LONDON Theresa May told her party on Monday she would serve as prime minister as long as they wanted after a botched election gamble cost the party its majority in parliament and weakened London's hand days before formal Brexit negotiations. | Video

13 Jun 2017

With a 'stonking performance', May wins stay of execution

LONDON Giving a "stonking" performance, Theresa May won a stay of execution from her Conservative Party on Monday, winning support from disillusioned lawmakers after losing a parliamentary majority at last week's national election.

12 Jun 2017

With a 'stonking performance', Britain's May wins stay of execution

LONDON Giving a "stonking" performance, Britain's Theresa May won a stay of execution from her Conservative Party on Monday, winning support from disillusioned lawmakers after losing a parliamentary majority at last week's national election.

12 Jun 2017

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

LONDON Britain's plan for leaving the European Union has not changed, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday, despite a disastrous election gamble that has plunged British politics into chaos days before formal Brexit talks begin.

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