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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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‘We Broke the ISIL Siege,’ Obama Declares; Pentagon Not Doing ‘Happy Dances’ Over Yazidis Left

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Numbers questions: Ten of thousands stranded on mountain, 1,000 evacuated per night over past week, now U.S. estimates 5,000 remain.

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Somalia President to PJM: Al-Shabaab Part of a ‘Global Phenomenon That Needs to be Addressed’

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

In exclusive remarks, Mohamud stresses that North African terror groups are not just a regional threat: "They are linked, they live for each other, they support each other and they are connected globally."

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‘I Hope It’s Not Too Late’: Senator Hears Pleas from Anguished Iraqi Christians

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Portman tells PJM that ISIS is marking the doors of the faithful with a large "N" -- for Nazareth.

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Congressman: White House ‘Underestimated the Magnitude and Scope of the Epidemic’

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Shuffled around between agencies, "no one could explain what actions would be taken to ensure the U.S. was prepared to respond."

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White House Defends Ebola on the Back Burner at Africa Leaders’ Summit

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Administration wants to keep focus on economic opportunity in Africa, says it's FDA's concern to fast-track Ebola drug or not.

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White House Finally Sanctions Some Venezuelan Officials, But Senators Want Asset Freezes

Monday, August 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

See which senator blocked a sanctions bill before recess -- in a hat tip to Citgo.

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House Dem on White House Iran Strategy: ‘The Imperial Presidency Grows Further’

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"'Consultation' means we'll tell you no and you'll do it anyway," congressman fires at lead U.S. negotiator.

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Kerry: Naming Religious Freedom Violators Isn’t ‘to Make Us Feel Somehow That We’ve Spoken the Truth’

Monday, July 28th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"The Abrahamic faiths, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, have to find new meaning in the old notion of our shared descent," he says while lecturing about Pilgrims.

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Incoming ISAF Commander Acknowledges ‘Inherent Risks’ of Pentagon Contracts with Russian Arms Giant

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Senators tighten up the national security loophole Obama used to circumvent ban on taxpayer cash lining Russia's pockets.

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Will Obama Heed Call Among Dems for ‘Stronger, Stiffer Sanctions’ Slapped Quickly on Putin?

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Senate Dem chairman: "I'm not thinking about what Putin will do...we've seen what he'll do. It's what we in the West will do."

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Will the Deaths of Americans on MH17 Finally End $1B U.S. Relationship with Russian Arms Giant?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rosoboronexport, which has benefited from no-bid Pentagon contracts, recently tried to sell Buk missile system to Malaysia.

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Six More Months – or More – for Iran Nuclear Negotiations?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

White House paves way for more time by waxing about Tehran's "surprisingly favorable" record, while Hill critics say no way to regime "ploy."

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‘Boko Haram Can Become Another al-Qaeda,’ Warns Florida Dem Reviving #BringBackOurGirls

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rep. Frederica Wilson talks to PJM about her recent trip to Nigeria and how mainstream media has "abandoned" the kidnapped schoolgirls.

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Assad and ISIS More ‘Intimately Interwound’ Than Ever

Friday, July 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Administration officials consider getting into bed with the dictator even as former ambassador warns they don't understand the alliance.

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Obama in Texas: If You Want Any Border Relief, Pass $3.7 Billion Supplemental Now

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"There's nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on... This isn't theater."

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Despite Fraud Fears, Washington Threatens to Yank Aid If Afghans Don’t Settle Presidential Election

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

But even lawmakers on the Hill get Abdullah's point, with one senator noting "all of the irregularities seem to favor one candidate."

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Khamenei: U.S. Hands ‘Empty in Both Fields of Sanctions and Threats’

Monday, July 7th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

As negotiators barrel toward July 20 deadline, administration insists they're working with "a series of easily achievable measures."

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Undaunted ISIS Begin Building Their New Caliphate Into a State

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Recruiting not just fighters but doctors, engineers, secretaries and translators as Washington still assessing.

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Senate Action Comes Down Pipe to Block ‘Onerous’ EPA Water Grab

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Even the electric industry is nervous about the federal government's new interest in ditches.

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Obama Sending 300 ‘Military Advisers’ to Iraq, ‘Significantly’ Increases Intel Efforts

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Armed Services chairman: "I want to urge the president -- for once -- to make up his mind and commit to a comprehensive course of action."

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Capture of Suspect Opens Whole New Benghazi Controversy

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Republicans say he should be shipped to Gitmo instead of civilian court; Reid calls GOP reactions "shocking and disgusting."

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Hashtag MIA: Boko Haram Urgency Fades as Questions Raised About What Admin Knew When

Friday, June 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

The State Department under Clinton went "out of its way to downplay the effectiveness or lethality of the group," senator charges.

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McCarthy Path to Majority Leader Post Cleared as Conservatives Decry ‘Snap Election’

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Boehner: "It's important we resolve this issue in a fair amount of time so that we can do the work that we were elected to do."

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‘Our Worst Fears About Iraq are Being Realized’

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Lawmakers warn of al-Qaeda power while administration touts its "attentiveness" to humanitarian needs.

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25th Tiananmen Anniversary Exposes D.C. Rift Over Playing Nice with China, Calling Out Abuses

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama passes on an official statement while former ambassador warns situation in the PRC is "very, very bleak."

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