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.

Maverick man

Campaign 2008 | Eight years after a messy showdown with the religious right, Sen.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/01/07, 12:00 am

Arizona Sen. John McCain wishes to see again one person from the past: a prison guard at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" where McCain-then a pilot in the U.S. Navy-endured five-and-a-half years of imprisonment, deprivation, and torture as a POW during the Vietnam War.

But it's not revenge that causes McCain's voice to catch when he speaks of this jailer. Instead, it's reconciliation.

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Not private now

Congress | Senate launches investigation of six mega-ministries with tax-exempt status
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/17/07, 12:00 am

Televangelist Creflo Dollar believes that a congressional request for his ministry's financial documents could threaten the privacy of churches in America. But Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said a Senate investigation into the financial practices of six high-profile Christian ministries is his obligation. Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said he is examining whether the organizations have abused their tax-exempt status as churches to finance lavish personal lifestyles.

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Saved by faith?

Politics | Key 2007 races hinge on beliefs of candidates and faith of voters
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/17/07, 12:00 am

Who is on Jesus' side in Mississippi? That's the question John Arthur Eaves Jr. posed to voters during his recent campaign for Mississippi governor.

The 41-year-old attorney and evangelical Christian ran his campaign on themes familiar in the Bible Belt: Eaves is pro-life, opposes gay marriage, and favors teaching creationism in public schools. But one thing about Eaves' overtly Christian-themed candidacy threw Mississippi voters for a loop: Eaves is a Democrat.

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