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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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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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DHS Funding Debate Starts: Main House Bill to Defund Immigration Orders Gets Jeff Sessions’ Support

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Aderholt bill also cuts off funding for 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Steve King introduces own bill.

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House Loses a Human-Rights Champion — But Don’t Call Frank Wolf ‘Retired’

Monday, January 5th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

"This administration hasn't done anything on human rights": 17-term congressman talks to PJM about holding candidates accountable in 2016.

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Are Obama’s ‘Broad and Powerful’ North Korea Sanctions Tough Enough?

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Executive order includes Pyongyang arms brokers in Iran, Russia and Syria; chairman argues you've got to cut off the cash.

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Why the Umbrella Revolution Is the Most Important Story of 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Hong Kong students see "every battle as possibly the final battle" in fight for democracy, a fervor that can topple authoritarians worldwide.

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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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