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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

12 Apr 2018

Former congressman Stockman convicted of fraud in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas A federal jury in Houston on Thursday found former Republican U.S. Representative Steve Stockman guilty of fraud and siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for his personal use.

10 Apr 2018

Texas serial bombing victims appear not to be linked: authorities

AUSTIN, Texas The victims of the Austin serial bombing attacks that killed two people last month do not appear to have been linked, a U.S. attorney said on Monday, adding that the bomber, who killed himself as police closed in, likely acted alone.

06 Apr 2018

Scandal-hit Republican congressman Farenthold steps down

AUSTIN, Texas Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas, accused by a female former aide of sexual harassment, abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday after admitting to allowing an unprofessional culture to flourish in his Capitol Hill office.

28 Mar 2018

Texas executes 'suitcase killer' for murder of prostitute

AUSTIN, Texas Texas executed a man on Tuesday who was convicted of murder for suffocating a prostitute, placing her lifeless body in a suitcase and tossing it into a garbage dumpster in 2005.

27 Mar 2018

Alabama settles with inmate after botched execution attempt

Alabama has reached a settlement with an inmate suffering from terminal cancer and severely compromised veins who survived an execution attempt last month when a lethal injection had to be aborted, according to court documents.

27 Mar 2018

Louisiana will not charge police in Alton Sterling shooting

Louisiana will not charge two white police officers who in 2016 fatally shot Alton Sterling, one of series of black men slain by police that sparked protests across the United States, because evidence showed their actions were justified, a state official said on Tuesday. | Video

24 Mar 2018

Fed policymakers say they are watching trade risks closely

AUSTIN/KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Federal Reserve officials on Friday said they want to see more details about new tariff policies before deciding whether any policy response is warranted, holding to their view that more interest rate hikes are needed.

23 Mar 2018

Investigators seek clues whether Austin bomber worked alone

AUSTIN, Texas Federal investigators were on Friday seeking clues about what motivated the 23-year-old man they say was responsible for the deadly Texas bombing spree and whether he had help building or planting his bombs.

22 Mar 2018

Texas bomber's roommates released by police after questioning

AUSTIN, Texas Two roommates of the 23-year-old man behind this month's deadly bombing spree that unnerved Austin have been questioned and released from custody, police in the Texas capital said on Thursday.

22 Mar 2018

Investigators scour Texas bomber's home, searching for a motive

AUSTIN, Texas Federal investigators on Thursday combed through the home of the 23-year-old they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated his attacks the day after he killed himself in a confrontation with police.

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