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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Opening ceremonies

At The DNC | The Democratic National Convention opens in Denver, as the party takes steps to reach out to religious voters
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/25/08, 12:00 am

DENVER-When Donald Miller steps behind the massive podium at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver Monday night to deliver the closing prayer on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, he'll carry a prayer that he banged out on his laptop last night in a Mexican restaurant near the Denver airport.

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Biden time

Campaign 2008 | Democrats have plenty of reasons to welcome-and worry about-Joe Biden as the vice presidential pick
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/23/08, 12:00 am

When I followed Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) through South Carolina for a day late last fall, I was working on a story about second-tier presidential candidates. I didn't predict that less than a year later, Biden would become a candidate for second-in-command.

After a long day that ended near the children's section of the Happy Bookseller in Columbia, S.C., Biden talked to every man, woman, and child out of about two dozen who showed up for his book-signing event.

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Second opinions

Campaign Issues | Obama and McCain say they can cure what ails American health care
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/23/08, 12:00 am

Fifth in a series examining presidential candidates' positions on campaign issues

When Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., stood before a small crowd at the Duchossis Center for Advanced Medicine in Chicago this month, the eight-term congressman who easily defeated Barack Obama for a House seat in 2000 had a different victory on his mind: With labored speech, Rush spoke of his five-month battle with a rare form of jaw cancer.

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