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James Packard

Content Producer

James is Denver-raised, and proud of it. A mile high wasn't good, enough, apparently, because he started flying planes at age 14 and never stopped. He often still thinks he'll grow up to be a pilot. James studied journalism at The University of Missouri. He's traveled all over the world, including stops to study in Morocco and France. He's a passionate reader, actor (both stage and film) and purchaser of plane tickets. Most of all, he loves interesting stories, so if you have a good one, reach out.

  Recent Work
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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Here's What Really Happened To The Fine Against A DeVos-Run PAC

President Trump speaks at a U.S. Steel facility
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US Steel Not Opening Six New Mills, No Matter How Much Trump Says It

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
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Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
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No Evidence For Nielsen's Claim About Illegal Immigration Billboards

Rudy Giuliani
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Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

President Donald Trump
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Trump Says The Steele Dossier Launched The Mueller Probe — It Didn't

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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This Candidate's Claim About Unemployment Is Way Off Base

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
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No, San Juan's Mayor Isn't Being Charged With Fraud

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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DOJ Says It Will Publicly Call Out Election Influence Campaigns

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The White House Is In Talks For Putin Visit This Fall

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Putin Says Clinton Got $400 Million From Tax Evaders — Not So Much

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Fact-Checking Trump's Rant About Servers At His Putin News Conference

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
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No, Money Laundering Does Not Appear To Be Why Justice Kennedy Retired

A hole in a Hawaii tour boat from a "lava bomb"
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'Lava Bomb' From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Injures 22 People

House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
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GOP Calls Off Vote On Democrats' 'Abolish ICE' Bill

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Claims 'Great Progress' With N. Korea Despite Reports

The Marine One helicopter flies overhead as protesters sound off on President Trump
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As Tens Of Thousands Brits Plan Protest, Trump Says The UK Likes Him

A person stands in handcuffs
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Rep. Lieu Says 450,000 People In Jail Can't Afford Bail — Not Quite

A border patrol agent's vest
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Judge Denies DOJ Request To Detain Immigrant Kids More Than 20 Days

Larry Kudlow
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Trump's Economic Adviser Said The Deficit Is 'Coming Down' — It Isn't

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Says These Cars Are Imported 'By The Millions' — They Aren't

Rep. Ron DeSantis
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The Florida Governor's Race Is Getting Heated ... And Inaccurate

Twitter headquarters
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No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ

U.S. Constitution
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US Constitution Is The Oldest In The World — Depending On Who You Ask

President George Washington
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Were George Washington's Speeches Really Full Of References To God?

A cannabis plant
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This Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana In The US

Law enforcement outside Annapolis newspaper building
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Police Say Maryland Newspaper 'Targeted' In Shooting

Armed Forces of Malta delivers supplies to the Lifeline rescue ship
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Migrant Ship Docks In Malta After Days Stranded At Sea

Rep. Joe Crowley
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High-Ranking House Democrat Ousted In Shocking Primary Upset

Charles Krauthammer
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Columnist, Commentator Charles Krauthammer Dead At 68