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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

21 May 2018

Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

21 May 2018

U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.

15 May 2018

U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports gambling, striking down a 1992 federal law that barred it in most places and setting off a rush by businesses and states to cash in on an expected multibillion-dollar jackpot. | Video

14 May 2018

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate's conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man's constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims.

10 May 2018

Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration signaled on Thursday it may reverse housing anti-discrimination protections established under Democratic former President Barack Obama that exposed companies to a broad range of legal claims under federal law.

10 May 2018

Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections

WASHINGTON, May 10 President Donald Trump's administration signaled on Thursday it may reverse housing anti-discrimination protections established under Democratic former President Barack Obama that exposed companies to a broad range of legal claims under federal law.

10 May 2018

Key senator urges any wavering U.S. high court justice to retire now

WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman said on Thursday any Supreme Court justice considering retirement from the lifetime job should announce immediately so a successor can be confirmed before the November U.S. midterm election.

09 May 2018

Democrats press Trump nominee to influential appeals court

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats complained that Republicans held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for a federal prosecutor President Donald Trump has nominated to serve on an influential appeals court despite opposition from his home state senators.

07 May 2018

U.S. court blocks transfer of American detainee held in Iraq

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Monday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from immediately transferring an American citizen accused of being an Islamic State member from military custody in Iraq to an unidentified country, apparently Saudi Arabia.

07 May 2018

Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump pursues his goal of making the federal judiciary more conservative, his fellow Republicans who control the Senate are poised to confirm another batch of his picks for influential U.S. appeals courts to the dismay of some Democrats.

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