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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

24 Apr 2013

Republicans advance bill to prepare for debt ceiling fight

WASHINGTON A key committee of the House of Representatives approved a measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier for Republicans to again withhold approval of a rise in the government debt ceiling to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama.

24 Apr 2013

Republicans advance bill to prepare for U.S. debt ceiling fight

WASHINGTON, April 24 A key committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier for Republicans to again withhold approval of a rise in the government debt ceiling to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama.

17 Apr 2013

Obama's nominee to lead budget office sails toward confirmation

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appeared Wednesday to be on a clear path toward Senate confirmation.

17 Apr 2013

Obama's nominee to lead budget office sails toward confirmation

WASHINGTON, April 17 President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appeared Wednesday to be on a clear path toward Senate confirmation.

17 Apr 2013

Republican Senator Paul fuels ideas of presidential bid in '16

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Rand Paul, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, fueled speculation on Wednesday that he will follow in his father's footsteps and run for president in 2016.

15 Apr 2013

House Republicans aim to weaken gun bill, focus on mental health

WASHINGTON As the Senate prepares to debate a gun-control bill for the first time in two decades on Monday, Republicans in the House of Representatives are devising ways to delay and weaken gun legislation they see as limiting Americans' right to bear arms, congressional sources say.

12 Apr 2013

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

WASHINGTON Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

12 Apr 2013

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

WASHINGTON Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

12 Apr 2013

Both parties wary of Obama's proposal to cut Social Security

WASHINGTON, April 11 Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themselves Thursday from President Barack Obama's proposal to trim Social Security and other safety-net benefits, illustrating yet again the difficulty of reaching a bargain to reduce spending and tame the deficit.

17 Mar 2013

Young Republicans seek bigger role, different message for 2016

WASHINGTON Young Republicans still stung by Mitt Romney's defeat in November are looking for a White House candidate with a message they can run with. For some, that means going back to basics - and leaving divisive social issues behind.

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