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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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12 Jan 2018

Political risk looms over Republicans' welfare tinkering

WASHINGTON Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.

12 Jan 2018

Despite political risk, U.S. Republicans tinker with welfare

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.

10 Jan 2018

'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in Congress

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unexpectedly suggested on Tuesday that bringing back congressional "earmarks," spending habits that were banished six years ago from the federal budget process, might help an often deadlocked U.S. Congress get things done. | Video

09 Jan 2018

'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 President Donald Trump unexpectedly suggested on Tuesday that bringing back congressional "earmarks," spending habits that were banished six years ago from the federal budget process, might help an often deadlocked U.S. Congress get things done.

08 Jan 2018

Top Democrats send mixed signals on Dreamers, budget deal

WASHINGTON The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress sent mixed signals on Monday about chances for cutting a deal with Republicans to save the "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation and preventing a federal government shutdown ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline.

04 Jan 2018

Trump push to scale back welfare programs has Republicans on edge

WASHINGTON Emboldened by his victory in the passage of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades, President Donald Trump now wants to rein in social welfare programs even though some Republicans are wary of tackling the volatile issue in a congressional election year.

04 Jan 2018

Trump push to scale back welfare programs has U.S. Republicans on edge

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 Emboldened by his victory in the passage of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades, President Donald Trump now wants to rein in social welfare programs even though some Republicans are wary of tackling the volatile issue in a congressional election year.

19 Dec 2017

Bill could make Congress members liable for harassment payouts

WASHINGTON Lawmakers of both parties are working on legislation that would make members of Congress liable for settlements of sexual harassment claims against them, as new data shows public funds have been used to settle nearly a dozen cases of misconduct over the last decade.

15 Dec 2017

Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

WASHINGTON Prominent Republican senators on Thursday embraced a push to overhaul rules for addressing sexual harassment in the U.S. Congress, signing on to a bill that would protect victims and require lawmakers to pay for their own settlements. | Video

12 Dec 2017

U.S. House Democratic women seek probe of Trump misconduct accusations

WASHINGTON More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Monday for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump, who has denied the accusations.

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