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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

13 Dec 2017

Overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. Safety Board

WASHINGTON The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro in 2015 with the loss of 33 lives came after an overconfident captain set the ship and its poorly trained crew on a collision course with a hurricane, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on Tuesday.

06 Dec 2017

Some U.S. truckers ask Trump to tap brakes on electronic logs

WASHINGTON Many independent U.S. truckers are pushing President Donald Trump to back his anti-regulatory rhetoric by delaying an Obama-era rule requiring electronic monitors in trucks, a measure some drivers fear could put them out of business due to extra costs.

21 Nov 2017

No bail for suspect in fatal Pennsylvania cop shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting last week of a Pennsylvania police officer was being held without bail on Tuesday after his arrest in Pittsburgh following a massive manhunt, authorities said.

20 Nov 2017

Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

WASHINGTON Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration.

20 Nov 2017

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

A former New York state employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by a onetime political appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, part of a wave of such accusations leveled in recent weeks against public figures.

16 Nov 2017

Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preach

WASHINGTON Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley's Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the origin of some of its artifacts and its portrayal of the holy book.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday told 29 states, cities or counties it believes they are violating a law prohibiting them from limiting information sharing with U.S. immigration officials, and it asked them for details on their compliance.

03 Nov 2017

At long last, ground broken for Eisenhower memorial in Washington

(This version of the November 2nd story corrects amount to be raised to $25 million instead of $35 million in the last paragraph)

02 Nov 2017

Democrats sue to get documents on Trump's Washington hotel

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional Democrats filed suit on Thursday seeking the release of government documents related to Republican President Donald Trump's ownership of a Washington hotel that critics say represents a conflict of interest.

02 Nov 2017

Democrats sue to get documents on Trump's Washington hotel

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 U.S. congressional Democrats filed suit on Thursday seeking the release of government documents related to Republican President Donald Trump's ownership of a Washington hotel that critics say represents a conflict of interest.

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