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.

Hispanic workers listen as McCain speaks.

Borderline voters

Politics | GOP rhetoric on immigration may be turning Hispanics away from a Republican Party that they had recently begun to embrace
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/17/08, 12:00 am

When Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., stopped for lunch at Blake's Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., last summer, his presidential campaign was imploding. The candidate faced dwindling campaign funds and a growing problem: fierce opposition among many Republicans to the comprehensive immigration reform bill he was sponsoring in the Senate.

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Crime and punishment

Russia | An American pastor goes to jail in Moscow
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/03/08, 12:00 am

From a defendant's cage in a Moscow courtroom on April 21, American pastor Phillip Miles quietly listened as a Russian judge found him guilty of smuggling a box of hunting ammunition into the country in late January. The conviction was a blow for Miles, who denies the smuggling charges, and the sentence was severe: three years and two months in prison.

Miles, the pastor of Christ Community Church in Conway, S.C., has been jailed in Moscow since Feb. 3 when Russian authorities detained him at the end of a short-term mission trip to Siberia.

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Obama greets students at East Carolina University.

Young and restless

Politics | A surge in political interest among youthful voters helps Democrats
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/03/08, 12:00 am

DURHAM, N.C.- In the well-appointed lobby of the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, a fair-skinned bride in a white satin gown sheepishly smiles for photos in the soft light near a corner window.

A few feet away, a more informal photo shoot unfolds: A boisterous group of young women in pinstripe suits and high-heel shoes crowds around James Carville-the fiery Democratic consultant known as the "Ragin' Cajun."

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