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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

08 Dec 2017

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Democratic U.S. Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Senior lawmaker Conyers leaves U.S. Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations. | Video

01 Dec 2017

How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal

WASHINGTON Charles "Chuck" Johnson is not the kind of foot soldier in the army of lobbyists that House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan warned would descend on Washington to fight the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s.

01 Dec 2017

Trump - China's North Korea diplomacy appears to have 'no impact on Little Rocket Man'

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort to rein in North Korea's weapons programme as a failure on Thursday, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing was doing a lot, but could do more to limit oil supplies to Pyongyang. | Video

30 Nov 2017

Trump hits out at UK's May over criticism of sharing far right videos

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Nov 30 U.S. President Donald Trump rebuked British Prime Minister Theresa May after Britain criticised him for retweeting anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right British fringe party.

30 Nov 2017

Trump criticised in Britain and U.S. for sharing anti-Muslim videos

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Donald Trump on Wednesday shared anti-Muslim videos posted on Twitter by a far-right British party leader, drawing condemnation from Britain, U.S. Muslim groups and some members of Congress. | Video

22 Nov 2017

U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp .

20 Nov 2017

White House wants Republican in Alabama Senate seat for tax bill vote: adviser

WASHINGTON The White House wants to see a Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama to help pass a tax overhaul bill, a senior adviser said on Monday, indicating a possible shift toward supporting candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

16 Nov 2017

More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

WASHINGTON More than 200 alleged members and associates of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, have been arrested in a crackdown across the United States, federal officials said on Thursday.

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