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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

15 Dec 2017

U.S. lawmaker probed on sex reports, second congressman denies charges

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it had begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, and a second lawmaker denied a former aide's allegations of sexual misconduct.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday.

11 Dec 2017

U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

WASHINGTON The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday.

11 Dec 2017

U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students -inspector general

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday.

06 Dec 2017

Bill letting people bring concealed guns across state lines passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON People would be able to bring legal, concealed guns into any U.S. state under legislation the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday that would also bolster the national background check system and require a study of the "bump stocks" used in October's Las Vegas mass shooting.

01 Dec 2017

U.S. states gird for fight as Trump targets consumer finance watchdog

WASHINGTON Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.

01 Dec 2017

U.S. House ethics panel launches wide-ranging probe into sexual harassment claims

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee has begun a sweeping probe into possible sexual harassment and discrimination by the chamber's 434 lawmakers and their staff, requesting on Friday a wide range of documents from the congressional office that handles employment disputes.

14 Nov 2017

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

14 Nov 2017

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

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