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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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20 Apr 2018

EPA staff see hurdles in Pruitt science revamp, internal emails show

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are concerned that companies may be required to publicly disclose confidential data used in crafting government regulations, under an initiative by the agency's chief to eliminate "secret science," internal emails showed.

20 Apr 2018

EPA staff see hurdles in Pruitt science revamp, internal emails show

WASHINGTON, April 19 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are concerned that companies may be required to publicly disclose confidential data used in crafting government regulations, under an initiative by the agency's chief to eliminate "secret science," internal emails showed.

19 Apr 2018

EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security and travel.

17 Apr 2018

Interior secretary says won't lower oil, gas offshore royalty rates 'at this time'

WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday he will not lower royalty rates for offshore oil and gas lease sales "at this time" despite a recommendation from an advisory panel to do so.

02 Apr 2018

Environment chief Pruitt under more pressure after condo reports: lawmakers

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may not survive long in his job after reports that he paid below market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by his agency, lawmakers and a former Trump official said in television interviews on Sunday. | Video

02 Apr 2018

Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off

WASHINGTON/IXTEPEC, Mexico President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there will be no deal to legalize the status of young adult immigrants called Dreamers and he said the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more dangerous. | Video

29 Mar 2018

FirstEnergy seeks emergency lifeline for U.S. nuclear, coal plants

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. power company FirstEnergy Corp urged the federal government on Thursday to evoke little-used emergency powers to help it keep several struggling nuclear and coal-fired power plants open, a move critics blasted as an attempt at a corporate bailout.

28 Mar 2018

California attorney general says ready to defend vehicle efficiency standards

WASHINGTON California is prepared to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it tries to weaken Obama-era vehicle efficiency standards, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday, setting up another in a series of legal fights between Sacramento and the Trump administration.

28 Mar 2018

California attorney general says ready to defend vehicle efficiency standards

WASHINGTON, March 27 California is prepared to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it tries to weaken Obama-era vehicle efficiency standards, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday, setting up another in a series of legal fights between Sacramento and the Trump administration.

26 Mar 2018

Mnuchin: Trump not afraid of a trade war with China - Fox News

WASHINGTON Despite threats of retaliation from China over U.S. plans to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said President Donald Trump had no intention of backing down and was not worried about a trade war.

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