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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

19 Jun 2018

White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children

WASHINGTON The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. | Video

18 Jun 2018

Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. | Video

05 Jun 2018

Ex-Michigan State president apologises in gymnastics sex abuse scandal

WASHINGTON The president of Michigan State University, who resigned over a scandal involving a doctor convicted of molesting young female gymnasts, apologised before a U.S. Senate Committee on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2018

Ex-officials in US gymnastics sex abuse scandal to testify to Senate

WASHINGTON, June 5 The heads of Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, who resigned in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former doctor at their organizations, could face tough questions when they appear on Tuesday at a U.S. Senate hearing on how to protect athletes from similar behavior.

04 May 2018

U.S. prisoner release would be goodwill move by North Korea - White House

WASHINGTON The White House said on Thursday it would welcome the release of three Americans imprisoned in North Korea as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but that it could not confirm reports that they are about to be freed. | Video

20 Apr 2018

Canada hails progress on crucial autos file at NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON Canadian, Mexican and U.S. ministers seeking to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have made good progress on the key question of autos, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday as pressure for a deal intensified.

19 Apr 2018

Trump hails Pompeo-Kim meeting, says North Korea summit plans advancing

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that preparations were advancing for a first-ever summit with North Korea after CIA director Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and formed a "good relationship" with its leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Trump says Stormy Daniels sketch is of a 'nonexistent man'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a man portrayed in a sketch released by porn star Stormy Daniels, who she said warned her to stop discussing her claims of a sexual encounter with Trump, does not exist. | Video

12 Apr 2018

Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russia

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

12 Apr 2018

Ryan assured Trump won't fire special counsel, Senate eyes bill

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump fumed over an FBI raid targeting his personal attorney, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he has been assured Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.

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