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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

05 Sep 2018

New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour. | Video

05 Sep 2018

Enthüllungs-Reporter Woodward - Trump verlangte Tötung von Assad

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat einem neuem Buch des Enthüllungs-Reporters Bob Woodward zufolge 2017 die Tötung des syrischen Machthabers Baschar al-Assad gefordert.

27 Aug 2018

'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio struggles in U.S. Senate bid

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. Joe Arpaio built a national reputation as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration while sheriff of Arizona's largest county and found a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, who pardoned him last year after he ran into legal trouble. | Video

27 Jul 2018

U.S. Senate quietly votes to cut tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON As trade tensions escalate between Washington and Beijing, the U.S. Senate quietly passed legislation on Thursday that would lower trade barriers on hundreds of items made in China.

18 Jul 2018

U.S. pays Trump's Scotland golf resort $77,000 ahead of visit

WASHINGTON The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 (58,750 pounds) to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire.

13 Jun 2018

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

WASHINGTON As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck. | Video

04 May 2018

Pro-gun voices dominate in debate over Trump's bump-stock ban

WASHINGTON Young advocates for tighter U.S. gun controls have walked out of schools, filled city streets in rallies nationwide and pressured politicians since a February school massacre in Florida revived passions on both sides of America's gun debate.

12 Apr 2018

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country. | Video

12 Apr 2018

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country. | Video

11 Apr 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to work harder to block hate speech in Myanmar

WASHINGTON, April 10 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday his company would step up efforts to block hate messages in Myanmar as he faced questioning by the U.S. Congress about electoral interference and hate speech on the platform.

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