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Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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Obama Begins ‘New Chapter’ with Cuba Policy Changes, But Anti-Castro Lawmakers Vow Embargo Will Stand

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rubio: Obama the "single worst negotiator we have had in the White House in my lifetime."

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Brennan: Claim That Detainees Didn’t Provide Valuable Intel After EITs ‘Lacks Any Foundation at All’

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

CIA director defends agency thrown under the bus, but will Obama throw him under the bus?

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Audit Finds Reconstruction Mess $104B Later: Projects, Military That Afghans Can’t Sustain

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"Even if Afghanistan devoted its entire domestic revenue to its security forces, it could cover barely half those costs," says inspector general.

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Admin: ‘No’ on Iran Sanctions, ‘Maybe’ on … Israel Sanctions?

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Kirk: "Only worsens perceptions that the administration treats our friends like enemies and our enemies like friends."

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‘Long Overdue’: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House threatened to veto such language before, but is faced this time with a bipartisan, bicameral compromise.

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Al-Shabaab Vows to Be ‘Ruthless Against Disbelievers’ as U.S. ‘Barely Recognizes’ Christian Eradication in Iraq

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

A brutal quarry massacre, a Christian community on the run and U.S. assistance that hasn't materialized.

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Obama: Post-Ferguson Reforms Won’t Just Be Talk This Time ‘Because the President Is Deeply Invested’

Monday, December 1st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Proposes tightening rules on police getting surplus military equipment, sending Holder out to lead national conversation.

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Guantanamo Liquidation Picks Up Pace as Reports Swirl of Hagel’s Recalcitrance on Releases

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Saudi Arabia sends al-Qaeda fighter to counseling center, wants nine more detainees for rehab project.

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Obama: Executive Actions ‘Not’ Amnesty; ‘Amnesty Is the Immigration System We Have Today’

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

GOPs say they need the fine print to have a counterattack plan, while Dems want legislative backup.

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Obama Aide Nominated as Kerry’s No. 2 Compares U.S. Foreign Policy to It’s a Wonderful Life

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Blinken grilled by senators on Iran deal, "JV" ISIS, Israel security, and potential unilateral change in Cuba policy by Obama.

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Dem Blocks Bill to Give Congress Say on Nuke Deal Because It Sent ‘Chilling Message’ to Iran

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Co-sponsor retorts that ayatollah had the "chilling message" when he outlined this week steps to annihilate Israel.

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Climate Deal with China: U.S. Makes Cuts, PRC Can Increase Emissions for 16 Years

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"The president has gotten very little and he's given away much in the agreement."

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Obama’s ‘Dear Ayatollah’ Letter: White House Won’t Talk on ‘Secret Conversations’

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"This is not a nation-state you want to get in bed with," Intelligence chairman warns. "If you do that, somebody is not going to get a good night's sleep."

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The Great Midterm Foreign Policy Comeback

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

An issue that has barely registered a blip in recent years now has voters paying attention. Will it last?

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U.S. Chides Israel for Closing Temple Mount After Shooting of U.S. Citizen

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"The international community needs to stop its hypocrisy and take action against inciters," Netanyahu said.

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Hispanic Caucus Lobbies for Perez to Replace Holder; Pick Coming ‘Shortly After the Election’

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Holder lays out timetable "so that by early February we'd have a new attorney general," while Earnest defends lame-duck nods.

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GOP Senators: Admin Being ‘Wholly Misleading,’ ‘Belittling’ Critics to Push Through EPA Water Rules

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Lawmakers also contend that the EPA may be running afoul of the Anti-Lobbying Act in drive to regulate all waters with downstream connections.

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$7 Billion in Drug-War Spending Later, Afghan Poppy Cultivation in Full Bloom

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Despite U.S. trying to develop "alternative livelihoods" for Afghan farmers, opium is winning big.

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Obama’s ‘Core al-Qaeda Concept… Now Coming Back to Bite All of Us’

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Intelligence Committee member Nunes, gunning for chairmanship in the next Congress, talks to PJM about White House terror narratives and "al-Qaeda 6.0."

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White House: Dem Operative Was Obama’s First Choice for Ebola Czar, Shows ‘Tenacious Approach’ to Outbreak

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Congress reacts to Obama's "unserious gesture at an incredibly serious moment"; calls mount to reconvene.

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Obama ‘Absolutely Confident’ U.S. Won’t Have ‘Serious’ Ebola Outbreak

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Says he kissed nurses who cared for earlier patients at Emory: "It is not like the flu; it is not airborne."

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Six Months After Girls’ Kidnapping, White House Says It’s Backing ‘Holistic’ Strategy Against Boko Haram

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Including counseling and TV programming "with themes that reject violent extremism"; U.S. ambassador says it’s "hard to believe" terrorists "motivated by religion."

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CDC Official Argues Travel Ban Would Make Ebola Grow, ‘Spill Over More Into the U.S.’

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Texas Dem on new screening procedures: "Can it not be assumed that someone comes here from Liberia, that they've been in contact?"

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Pentagon Admits Airstrikes Aren’t Enough to Save Kobane, But Hasn’t Started Ground Training Program

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Admin wants media focus on its Iraq strategy. House chairman says that's exactly the problem.

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ISIS ‘on NATO’s Doorstep,’ But Admin Makes Clear Saving Kobane Isn’t Part of ‘Strategic Objectives’

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Terrorist advance "has evolved over a period of weeks in broad daylight" and flooded Turkey with refugees. Psaki says airstrikes took out a few ISIS vehicles.

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