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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.

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17 Nov 2017

U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee documents President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday. | Video

16 Nov 2017

U.S. House Democrats join growing congressional concern about State Dept

WASHINGTON A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.

15 Nov 2017

More worries in Congress over cuts at U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON Two senior U.S. senators asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to explain "questionable management practices" at his department that they believe are weakening the country's diplomatic power, adding to a chorus of concern in Congress.

14 Nov 2017

House backs $700 billion defense policy bill, funding uncertain

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Tuesday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military, but failing to decide how to fund the massive spending increase.

14 Nov 2017

U.S. House backs $700 bln defense policy bill, funding uncertain

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Tuesday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military, but failing to decide how to fund the massive spending increase.

14 Nov 2017

Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea's weapons program could lead to war.

14 Nov 2017

Senators blast State Department over cuts

WASHINGTON The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the U.S. State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure to have a plan for a proposed reorganization.

08 Nov 2017

Democrats working on independent Russia probe

WASHINGTON Democrats on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have been undertaking their own investigation, without Republicans, on what they term "Russia's malign influence around the world," a spokesman for the Democratic side of the committee said on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. Senate panel targets Chinese banks with North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Banking Committee unanimously backed new sanctions targeting Chinese banks that do business with North Korea on Tuesday, just before President Donald Trump visits Beijing for the first time since taking office.

07 Nov 2017

Former Trump adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trips

WASHINGTON Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to U.S. lawmakers that he met with a Russian deputy prime minister on two trips to Moscow in 2016 and consulted with senior Trump campaign staff about one visit.

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