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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 Feb 2018

Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. | Video

09 Feb 2018

U.S. budget deal sets up wider fight over deficits, immigration

WASHINGTON The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections.

03 Feb 2018

No progress on 'Dreamers' as another U.S. shutdown looms

STERLING, Va./ WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. The U.S. Congress made no notable progress this week toward a deal on the status of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one "could very well not happen" by a deadline next month. | Video

31 Jan 2018

Trump preaches cooperation, but can he follow through?

WASHINGTON In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of unifying the country and delivering for the American people -- and he has the opportunity to back up his words with action almost immediately.

29 Jan 2018

Fearing Democratic wave, Koch network to spend big on U.S. midterm elections

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. The conservative Koch network spent its annual donor conference celebrating policy victories under President Donald Trump such as the tax overhaul, but the elation was tinged with anxiety over November’s congressional elections that could pose a risk to its agenda.

29 Jan 2018

Fearing Democratic wave, Koch network to spend big on U.S. midterm elections

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. The conservative Koch network spent its annual donor conference celebrating policy victories under President Donald Trump such as the tax overhaul, but the elation was tinged with anxiety over November’s congressional elections that could pose a risk to its agenda.

23 Jan 2018

In shutdown fight, U.S. Democrats' Schumer keeps eye on November

WASHINGTON In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration, an issue on which Americans are deeply conflicted, according to new Reuters/Ipsos polling data.

23 Jan 2018

In shutdown fight, Democrats' Schumer keeps eye on November

WASHINGTON In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration, an issue on which Americans are deeply conflicted, according to new Reuters/Ipsos polling data.

20 Jan 2018

Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

20 Jan 2018

Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

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