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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

19 Jan 2018

Italy's centre right vows deep tax cuts, funding unclear

ROME A centre-right grouping involving former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is pledging to slash taxes and throw out a drastic pension reform in its bid to win over voters at a national election in just over six weeks' time.

10 Jan 2018

Berlusconi's coalition rises in polls ahead of Italian vote

ROME A centre-right coalition around former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's party is steadily climbing in opinion polls as a campaign heats up for Italy's elections on March 4.

03 Jan 2018

Italy's Northern League pledges to put right 'error' of euro

ROME Italy's rightist Northern League brushed off on Wednesday suggestions it had dropped its opposition to the euro and renewed its pledge to rectify the "error" of the single currency.

03 Jan 2018

Italy's Northern League pledges to put right 'error' of euro

ROME Italy's rightist Northern League brushed off on Wednesday suggestions it had dropped its opposition to the euro and renewed its pledge to rectify the "error" of the single currency.

29 Dec 2017

Italy's Berlusconi says election fight pits his group against 5-Star

ROME Italy's election in March pits the centre-right group against the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement because the ruling left-wing party lags in polls under the country's third prime minister since the last election, centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday. | Video

29 Dec 2017

Italy to vote on March 4, with hung parliament feared

ROME Italy will vote on March 4 in an election expected to produce a hung parliament, instability and possible market turbulence in the euro zone's third largest economy.

28 Dec 2017

Italian PM mourns failure to pass new citizenship law as 'flaw' on record

ROME Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni lamented on Thursday his government's failure to pass a new law on citizenship for the children of immigrants as a flaw on its record ahead of elections due early next year.

14 Dec 2017

Italy adopts living wills allowing patients to refuse treatment

ROME Italy's Senate passed into law on Thursday a bill allowing severely ill people to refuse treatment that would prolong their lives.

20 Nov 2017

Italy's far-right makes inroads locally as nation frets about fascism

OSTIA, Italy At their office in a rundown Rome neighbourhood, volunteers from a neo-fascist group line up bags full of groceries to donate to poor Italian families, keen to show local residents they are ready to help.

09 Nov 2017

Battle for Rome's beachfront turns bloody with assault on journalist

ROME A bloody attack on a journalist has prompted outrage in Italy and put the spotlight on suspected links between extreme right-wing politicians and organised crime in a notoriously unruly seaside suburb of Rome.

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