Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Biden time

Politics | Joe Biden grabs a crucial win in the South Carolina primary and hopes to blunt Bernie Sanders ahead of Super Tuesday
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/29/20, 10:17 pm

On the night before winning the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina, Joe Biden was losing parts of a crowd at a campaign rally in Spartanburg.

Biden gave sprawling answers to audience questions, and small groups of onlookers drifted out of the gymnasium at Wofford College. Halfway through an especially prolonged monologue, the former vice president told the crowd: “Look, I know this is boring, but it’s important.” 

It was an honest but uninspiring line for a candidate betting his political future on his success in South Carolina.

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Teflon and toxicity

News analysis | A momentous week in Washington brings acquittal for Trump, angst for Democrats, and acrimony for many
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/13/20, 01:09 pm

As Patricia Schroeder cooked eggs for her children one morning in 1983, the Democratic congresswoman from Colorado contemplated her non-stick pan and created a moniker for President Ronald Reagan. 

In a speech on the House floor, Schroeder called Reagan a “Teflon” president—nothing seemed to stick to him. Schroeder didn’t mean it as a compliment, but the nickname stuck. Admirers of Reagan later said he transcended criticism in part because of his calm demeanor. 

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Primary moves

Politics | Sanders narrowly wins, Klobuchar suddenly rises, and the abortion debate morphs in New Hampshire
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/12/20, 12:35 am

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination appears wide open after New Hampshire held a razor-thin primary contest on Tuesday night. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., narrowly grabbed the victory in New Hampshire, days after finishing slightly behind Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa caucuses. 

On Tuesday night, Buttigieg finished slightly behind Sanders, dislodging Sanders’ hopes of taking a commanding lead in the early primaries. 

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