Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Mission possible?

Campaign 2016 | Evan McMullin’s independent presidential bid rouses Utah and rattles Donald Trump
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/02/16, 08:54 am

A former secret agent is unnerving Donald Trump during his final push in an ever-tightening race for the most public job in the world.

The most recent average of polls at RealClearPolitics shows independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin surging in Utah. The former CIA agent is running 6 points behind Trump and slightly ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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The good, the sad, and the ugly

Campaign 2016 | Campaign 2016 has turned American politics on its head and raised sharp new divides in the electorate. Here’s an inside look at how lessons from the past year could prepare American Christians for the next season
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/28/16, 01:00 am

In many ways, my year of covering the 2016 presidential elections began in July 2015 on a rutted, dirt road in northern Nigeria.

I was covering Boko Haram’s ravaging of Christian communities in the country’s beleaguered Northeast, and I had spent days walking through the ash heaps of churches burned by extremists and sitting in hospital rooms with crippled widowers who lost limbs and wives because they refused to renounce Christ.

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Swing low

Campaign 2016 | With all eyes on swing states, a moderate North Carolina governor endures an extreme outside effort to discredit an entire state—and perhaps tip a presidential election
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—For Gov. Pat McCrory, a low point in his political career came when his hometown newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, declared the Republican had joined “a dark list of Southern governors” and the kind of men who “fed our worst impulses.”

McCrory’s condemned deed: He signed a bill requiring people in government buildings to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth sex. Private businesses may still set their own policies.

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