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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 Jan 2018

Arson attack rips through office of Russian human rights group

MOSCOW Two masked men set fire to the office of one of Russia's biggest human rights groups in southern Russia on Wednesday, an arson attack which the group, Memorial, said was part of a campaign to drive it from the region.

16 Jan 2018

Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears

MOSCOW Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.

12 Jan 2018

In rut, Russian communists register surprise candidate to challenge Putin

MOSCOW The Russian Communist Party moved to overhaul its geriatric image on Friday, registering a wealthy 57-year-old farm boss to challenge incumbent Vladimir Putin for the presidency in a gamble it hopes will revive its electoral fortunes.

10 Jan 2018

U.S., Europe tell Russia to free rights activist detained in Chechnya

MOSCOW The United States and Europe called on Russia to release a human rights activist detained in Chechnya on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs after his colleagues said on Wednesday he was framed to silence his criticism.

09 Jan 2018

Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

MOSCOW A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

28 Dec 2017

Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St. Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary. | Video

27 Dec 2017

Putin critic Navalny calls election boycott rallies

MOSCOW Opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced on Wednesday a series of rallies across Russia in January to press home his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election, a move likely to draw a sharp response from the Kremlin and police.

26 Dec 2017

Kremlin seeks investigation of vote boycott called by Putin opponent

MOSCOW Hundreds of Russian celebrities, sportspeople and politicians nominated President Vladimir Putin for re-election on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it wanted opposition leader Alexei Navalny investigated for calling for a boycott of the vote.

26 Dec 2017

Kremlin wants opposition's call for election boycott investigated

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday a call by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to boycott next year's presidential election must be checked to see if it complies with the law, paving the way for possible police action against him and his supporters.

25 Dec 2017

Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

MOSCOW Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred on Monday from running in next year's presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up. | Video

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