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Jeff Mason

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

10 Dec 2017

Trump urges Alabama voters to back Roy Moore

PENSACOLA, Fla. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday voiced support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, during a rally that foreshadowed themes for next year’s midterm elections. | Video

10 Dec 2017

Trump attends civil rights museum opening; black leaders stay away

JACKSON, Miss. U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Congress averts U.S. government shutdown for now

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress moved rapidly on Thursday to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and a range of other controversial issues for the coming weeks. | Video

07 Dec 2017

White House doesn't foresee shutdown, Trump wants 20 pct corporate tax

WASHINGTON The White House is confident it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown and foresees a compromise with lawmakers that will include increases in defence and non-defence spending, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

07 Dec 2017

Under pressure, Democratic U.S. Senator Franken to address calls to step down

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his decision to remain in or resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday after facing intense pressure from members of his own party to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

07 Dec 2017

Trump faces off with Democrats over potential U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

04 Dec 2017

Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

03 Dec 2017

Without Trump, Kennedy Center honors Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

03 Dec 2017

Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, and that he had had to fire him because Flynn had lied to the FBI and the vice president. | Video

03 Dec 2017

Tillerson says no truth to reports that he is being replaced

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday denied that he was leaving his post to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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