J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Pro-life groups celebrate Renee Ellmers' defeat

Campaign 2016
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 6/08/16, 08:45 am

Amid a tumultuous presidential election cycle, one election trend remained glaringly constant entering Tuesday’s primaries: No Republican incumbent in the U.S. House or Senate had lost to a primary challenger.

That changed Tuesday when Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., lost to Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., in a contest between two lawmakers whose districts were redrawn.

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What is an 'FTO' designation?

Terrorism | This common classification became unusually controversial for Boko Haram while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 6/07/16, 04:05 pm

WASHINGTON—Since 1997, the United States has designated 72 groups Foreign Terrorist Organizations, or FTOs, under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including groups such as al-Qaeda and Hamas. The secretary of state makes the designations, and, using information gleaned from enhanced surveillance of FTOs, reports to Congress on potentially threatening terrorist activity.

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Five things to know about David French

Campaign 2016 | Conservative lawyer and writer reportedly considering a long shot independent presidential bid
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 6/02/16, 02:33 pm

WASHINGTON—Last Sunday, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, sent the Washington rumor mill into overdrive in less than 140 characters.

“Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate—an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol wrote in a tweet that sparked a Twitter war with presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. 

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