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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

14 Jul 2018

Jaguar escapes enclosure at New Orleans zoo, mauls six animals

A jaguar escaped from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Saturday morning and killed six animals before it was captured, forcing the zoo to close for the day.

14 Jul 2018

U.S. judge, Trump administration spar over immigrant child safety

A U.S. judge struck back late Friday night at a Trump administration claim that speeding up the reunification of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexican border would put children at risk, saying the government had either misunderstood his instructions or was "acting in defiance of them."

30 Jun 2018

Exclusive - Vacant Supreme Court seat will likely influence U.S. election turnout, poll shows

NEW YORK The U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is a powerful motivator for voters, particularly Democrats, in this fall's midterm election fight for control of Congress, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. | Video

27 Jun 2018

Democrats reading tea leaves after U.S. congressman's upset

NEW YORK Liberal Democrats on Wednesday said a string of victories in U.S. nominating contests, notably the surprise toppling of powerful congressman Joseph Crowley in New York, proved the party must embrace progressive priorities or face defeat. | Video

27 Jun 2018

High-ranking House Democrat dealt surprise defeat at polls

NEW YORK The Democratic Party's insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties' candidates for November's midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. | Video

26 Jun 2018

Battle for control of U.S. Congress advances in seven states

NEW YORK A bitterly personal matchup in New York between a convicted felon seeking to reclaim his congressional seat from a former prosecutor is among dozens of key races in seven U.S. states on Tuesday, as voters pick candidates for November elections that will determine control of Congress.

18 Jun 2018

Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

15 Jun 2018

Trump's Justice Department backs Orthodox Jews in zoning battle

NEW YORK, June 15 Valley Chabad, a growing Orthodox Jewish congregation in a leafy New Jersey suburb west of Manhattan, has spent 13 years fighting to gain approval from local officials to build a new house of worship.

08 Jun 2018

U.S. suicide prevention programs say more funding needed

NEW YORK Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week's high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem.

07 Jun 2018

Women candidates surge but face tough fights in battle for U.S. Congress

Dozens of women on Tuesday won congressional and gubernatorial nominations as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates ahead of November's elections, including several who notched firsts in a year boasting a historic number of female contenders.

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