Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Cut and save

Congress | With all eyes on the Wall Street bailout, the U.S.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/25/08, 12:00 am

While congressional leaders wrangled over the details of a federal bailout for Wall Street that could cost taxpayers an extraordinary $700 billion, the U.S House quietly passed an omnibus-spending bill for nearly the same amount Wednesday. The Senate is expected to pass the $630 billion measure by week's end.

Senate leaders wringing their hands over where to find $700 billion for the Wall Street bailout might start with the fine print of the omnibus bill: The measure includes more than $6.6 billion in pork-barrel spending.

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God and Caesar

Campaign 2008 | Joe Biden's recent comments on taxation, patriotism, and social doctrine should prompt both parties to present their best case for helping those in need
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/24/08, 12:00 am

According to Sen. Joseph Biden, paying higher taxes is a matter of patriotism. The Democratic vice presidential candidate recently defended Sen. Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on higher incomes, saying: "It's time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to get America out of the rut."

A few days later Biden offered a religious basis for his fiscal assertions. The senator told a group of union workers last week: "Catholic social doctrine as I was taught is: You take care of people who need help the most."

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The other candidates

Politics | Third-party contenders appear ready to fight on
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/20/08, 12:00 am

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Republican Congressman Ron Paul at times appeared to be running an independent campaign, even holding a separate convention, of sorts, alongside the main GOP event in St. Paul. But when the roll call began, Paul received no officially tabulated votes and apparently will not take his campaign independent. But a handful of third party and independent candidates are running races of their own. Here's a look at a few of the races on the road less traveled in presidential politics:

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