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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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Will ISIS Attack on the June 29 Anniversary of the Caliphate?

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Jihad guide called the one-year anniversary a “date right up there with 11th September 2001.”

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Here Are al-Qaeda’s Guidelines for Which ‘Blasphemers’ to Assassinate

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

"A series of operations initiated by the different branches of al-Qaeda on the orders" of Zawahiri.

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The Perfect Storm: ISIS, the Taliban, Uzbek Terrorists, al-Qaeda, Haqqani in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Afghan officials sound the alarm about their new unwelcome guests, but U.S. officials aren't showing same sense of urgency.

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‘The Best Lattes Around’: ISIS Effort to Lure Westerners to ‘Cosmopolitan’ Caliphate

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Pitching ISIS pickles better than Walmart's, British jihadi threatens "most painful" attack on Washington culminating in "converting your children."

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United State of Denial: White House Pulls Together Post-Ramadi Spin

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

"Baghdad itself might even come under threat"... but "we don't have those fears now."

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Al-Qaeda’s Assassination Campaign Against ‘Blasphemous’ Bloggers

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

From the terror organization's dangerous new chapter: "Next target is loading... Stay tuned!"

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Why There Are No ISIS ‘Lone Wolves’

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

And what we overlook by downgrading a cell to simply "roommates."

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Sandler Film Walkout Over Native American Jokes Not as Extensive as Reported

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Activists not laughing at "broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized."

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How 2016 GOP Hopefuls Fared at First-in-the-Nation Auditions

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Weekend summit was a comedy club for some and a tax reform launching pad for others.

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Why ISIS Advises Western Jihadists to Carry Nerf Guns and Condoms

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

"Hide your Islam as much as possible" and reap government benefits: Inside an ISIS manual for becoming a "special services secret agent."

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How ISIS Plans to Destroy Israel

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A new Islamic State e-book outlines strategy that includes a Begin prophecy, 3-D printing, IED drones, and Edward Snowden.

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Corker: ‘Every Single Thing We’re Doing Is Making Iraq a Better Place for Iran’

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Kerry complains of "utter disbelief" at GOP letter while insisting ISIS policy is not being shaped by U.S. desperation for non-binding nuke deal.

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Dear Ayatollahs: The Iran Letter from Senate Republicans that Detonated White House Heartburn

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

See what a freshman did that made Reid froth at the "hard slap in the face of not only the United States and the world."

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ISIS: How al-Baghdadi Hides in Plain Sight

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Inside their "International Expansionalist Project," ice cream allowances for jihadists, and the Islamic State's media war.

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How ISIS Plans to Sack Rome

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

E-book released by ISIS outlines plans that involve sympathetic activists, neighborhood turf wars, Google, Putin, and the Mafia.

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‘Putin Committed to Conflict’: Even Russian President has ‘Doubts’ About Latest Ukraine Ceasefire

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

And the subject of Crimea draws crickets.

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Counterterrorism Chief: ‘Momentum and Competition’ Among Terrorist Groups Increasing Threat to U.S.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Rate of foreign fighter travel is "unprecedented," with more than 20,000 fighters from over 90 countries adding to "terrorist armies."

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Senate Panel Told Gitmo Recidivism More of a Bush-Era Thing

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

National security officials challenged on facts, transparency, and agreements with foreign governments in Obama's liquidation.

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State Department’s Feet to Fire Over Possible Conditions on Opening of Cuba Embassy

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Menendez slams administration for "18 months of secret negotiations" that "compromised bedrock principles for minimal concessions."

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Meet Obama’s 2016 Budget: ‘When the Economy’s Going Well, We’re Making Investments’

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

GOP Whip: “The president’s budget calls for over $2 trillion in new taxes, adds more than $8 trillion to debt, and never balances."

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Why a Delay on Iran Sanctions Vote Isn’t a Victory for Obama

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

March not only brings April flowers, but a Bibi speech, a lobbying offensive, and a Congress wanting vote on Iran deal.

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With U.S.-Nigeria Relations ‘at a Low Point,’ Kerry Puts Conditions on Aid to Fight Boko Haram

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A nation is ravaged by terrorism as administration stresses concerns about electoral violence.

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The Quest for 67: Which Dems May Defy Obama on Iran Sanctions

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

See which Republican is working with Barbara Boxer on a soft alternative to the veto-threatened Menendez-Kirk bill.

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State of the Union Steers Clear of al-Qaeda, Yemen; Lukewarm Reaction to Iran Veto Threat

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

"I have no more campaigns to run," Obama said, adding with a grin, "I know, because I won both of them."

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‘Core al-Qaeda’ Myth Dangerously Perpetuated After Paris Attacks

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Nasir al-Wuhayshi's name is MIA in Washington, but the AQAP leader is No. 2 in al-Qaeda leadership that hasn't been "decimated."

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