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.

A matter of life

Campaign 2008 | In almost every way, John McCain and Barack Obama are on opposite sides of America's abortion divide
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/28/08, 12:00 am

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

Long before Sen. Barack Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination, the candidate mused about the first thing he would do as president.

At a Planned Parenthood gathering in Washington, D.C., last July, Obama told supporters of America's largest abortion network: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."

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Unify and conquer

Campaign 2008 | A new phase of the presidential campaign means an entirely new game plan for Democratic hopeful Barack Obama
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/14/08, 12:00 am

During the final stretch of the Democratic primaries, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., already had his eye on November. Five days before his final primary contest with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., on June 3, Obama boiled down this fall's presidential race in a fundraising email to campaign supporters: "You vs. George W. Bush."

It's a dramatic line that embodies a key piece of Obama's game plan for winning the White House in November: Make the race about voters and President Bush, as much as about the candidates running for office.

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Congressional canaries

Politics | Spring losses in once-safe districts send a strong warning to the GOP
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/31/08, 12:00 am

On the morning after Republican Greg Davis lost a special election in Mississippi to fill a vacant congressional seat in a Republican stronghold, House Republicans in Washington, D.C., huddled in privacy for a tense meeting.

Davis' defeat on May 13 marked the third-straight special congressional contest Republicans lost this year in longtime conservative districts: In early March, Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis to take the seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who retired in November after 21 years in Congress.

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