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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

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Goldman CEO Blankfein calls for second vote on Brexit

LONDON Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said on Thursday that many people want Britain to have a "confirming vote" on whether to leave the European Union.

13 Nov 2017

CEOs urge May to speed up Brexit talks to avoid exodus

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May needs to speed up negotiations with the European Union, business leaders told her on Monday, amid concern Britain will crash out the world's biggest trading bloc without a deal.

10 Nov 2017

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty said on Friday.

09 Nov 2017

Bankroller of Brexit denies claims he broke funding rules

LONDON Multimillionaire Brexit donor Arron Banks wrote to Britain's Electoral Commission on Thursday to imply he was the subject of a politically motivated investigation amid speculation that Russia may have meddled in the 2016 referendum vote.

08 Nov 2017

In new test for PM May, aid minister resigns

LONDON British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she negotiates Brexit.

06 Nov 2017

UK business demands Brexit clarity but May provides none

LONDON British businesses urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to provide clarity on how Brexit will work, but she gave no new details beyond reiterating plans to seek a transition deal as soon as possible.

06 Nov 2017

May's deputy denies report pornography was found on office computer

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's most senior minister has denied an allegation that police found pornography on one of his computers in the Houses of Parliament in 2008 as the British government struggles to contain a scandal about sexual harassment.

05 Nov 2017

Britain's May to tell business a Brexit transition period "crucial" to success

LONDON, Nov 5 Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will stress to wary business leaders a commitment to securing a transitional deal once Britain leaves the European Union, seeking to assuage fears of a cliff-edge departure.

03 Nov 2017

Bank of England rate hike a blow for UK first-time buyers

LONDON For prospective first-time British home buyer Abby Hall and thousands of others like her, the Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates on Thursday may just have made things a little tougher.

26 Oct 2017

Amid Brexit timetable confusion, UK aims for transition outline by early 2018

LONDON Britain wants an outline agreement with the European Union by the end of March 2018 on the transitional arrangements that will apply temporarily after it leaves the bloc, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday.

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