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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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08 Dec 2017

Trump signs temporary spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters.

05 Dec 2017

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue

WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection in U.S. history, drawing praise from pro-development lawmakers and a lawsuit from environmentalists. | Video

05 Dec 2017

In slap at Romney, Trump says he wants Hatch to run for re-election

SALT LAKE CITY President Donald Trump said on Monday he wants U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to run for re-election next year, putting Trump on a collision course with Republican rival Mitt Romney, who wants to run for Hatch's seat.

04 Dec 2017

Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

26 Nov 2017

Succession battle at U.S. financial agency seen headed to courts

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON A battle between the White House and Democrats over warring appointments to head up the top U.S. regulator for consumer finance is likely headed for the courts, opening any interim actions by the agency to legal challenges, lawyers said on Saturday. | Video

24 Nov 2017

In rare admission, Trump golfs (quickly) with Woods, Johnson

JUPITER, Fla. U.S. President Donald Trump played a round of golf on Friday with star professionals Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, a rare admission that he is taking time out for his favourite pastime.

23 Nov 2017

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.” | Video

09 Nov 2017

New U.S. government rules restrict travel and trade with Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA The U.S. government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to visit Cuba and do business in the country, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump to roll back his Democratic predecessor's move toward warmer ties with Havana.

02 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Trump boosts disaster aid for Puerto Rico rebuild

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, the White House said.

01 Nov 2017

House questions FEMA over Puerto Rico power contracts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. House of Representatives' energy committee on Wednesday said it wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to explain how it is overseeing contracts for rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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