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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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VA Officials Won’t Commit to Firing Employees Who Cooked the Books

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Committee Dem raises the "elephant in the room" at Shinseki hearing: Shouldn't the FBI be investigating "criminal" waitlist scandal?

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Global Anti-Semitism Poll Finds Shocking Rate of Holocaust Denial

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

One European nation has a 69 percent anti-Semitism rate, while many Iranians clearly haven't been listening to their ayatollah.

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Venezuela: Washington’s Forgotten Revolution

Monday, May 12th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Lawmakers trying to get human-rights sanctions imposed face an administration that puts words in the opposition's mouth and doesn't want to irk Maduro.

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‘Where Is the Urgency While Our Veterans are Neglected?’

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Administration tries keeping down the volume on scandal over the VA waitlist deaths, but the tragedy isn't confined to Phoenix.

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Boko Haram Condemnation Sweeps the Hill in Flash-Mob Fashion

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Calls for rescuing the kidnapped schoolgirls include lawmakers heading to the Nigerian Embassy and one senator suggesting Special Forces action.

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The Terror Behind the Hashtag: Kidnapped Girls Warn World About Boko Haram

Monday, May 5th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Al-Qaeda-allied Nigerian terrorists are thinking globally while acting locally, and their latest victims are canaries in the coal mine.

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Hagel Promises to Reconsider ‘Discriminatory’ Military Hair Regulations

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Lawmakers tell Pentagon that African-American women are targeted with "an offensive and biased perception" of ethnic hair.

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Pentagon Unveils New, Inclusive ‘Human Goals Charter’

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Hagel, Dempsey lead ceremony for document promoting equity regardless of "genetic information" in "an unprecedented era of change."

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FDA Rule Seeks Broad Regulation Over E-Cigarettes Because They Might Make People Want Real Cigarettes

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

They don't have research proving harm from the vapor substitutes, but say regulation "essential to protect the health of the public."

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‘A Direct Affront’ to Kerry: With ‘Little Fear’ of Washington, Fatah-Hamas Pact Crushes Peace Process

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

State Department insists Israel shares the blame as Netanyahu's cabinet vows to not negotiate with terrorists.

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Drone Strikes Launched After AQAP Shows They’re Not on the Run

Monday, April 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

A mission to save face after new al-Qaeda No. 2's in-your-face PR effort -- featuring a former Gitmo detainee?

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‘Litigious Weapon’ Unchecked: GAO Finds No One’s Keeping Tabs on Environmental Reviews

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

No consistent data kept to piece together the "paralysis by analysis."

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Congressman: ‘Awarding the Pulitzer to Snowden Enablers Is a Disgrace’

Monday, April 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Traitor or hero, the debate sparked by the former contractor's leaks has staying power on the Hill and into 2016.

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Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

DHS reasoning for requesting change of the Reagan-era rule didn't mention Benghazi attack or risk posed by associated terror groups.

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Kerry Rejects ‘Premature Judgment About the Failure of Everything’ in Obama’s Foreign Policy

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Takes it from both sides at hearing as senator notes, "What you're doing is talking strongly and carrying a very small stick -- in fact, a twig."

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Holder Says DOJ Still May Mingle with CAIR in Quest to Root Out ‘Potential Domestic Violence Adherents’

Friday, April 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Tells House committee department has no "formal policy" like FBI does, but has no "formal relationship" with group.

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Hints of Gun-Control Revival After Fort Hood Shooting, But Broader Focus on Mental Health

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Spc. Ivan Lopez bought his gun at the same shop Nidal Hasan patronized; lawmaker notes he passed background check.

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Administration Threatens to Isolate the Most Isolated Nation on Earth for ‘Provocations’

Monday, March 31st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Kerry favors Mideast peace deal over dealing with North Korea's live fire at the South while Hagel goes on pre-planned trip to the region.

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Lining Putin’s Pockets: Senators Want Obama to Call Off Contracts with Russian Arms Giant

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Obama removed Bush's sanctions against Rosoboronexport, maintaining Russia was an ally. They've since taken more than $1 billion in taxpayers' cash.

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EPA Unveils ‘Largest Expansion’ of ‘Authority to Regulate Private Property’

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Clean Water Act rule ropes in streams that only fill when it rains, ornamental landscape features, anything deemed to affect downstream waters.

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Putin, Party of One: Obama ‘Leads’ Ousting from G-8, But Russia Finds New Friends

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

The G-7 sets a "trigger" for tough sectoral sanctions: invading more of Ukraine.

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The Myth of ‘Core’ Al-Qaeda: Affiliate Leader Now Calling the Attacks

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Young and ruthless Nasir al-Wuhayshi is realizing bin Laden's dream: a terror network with far-flung, versatile jihadists. Obama sees them as a JV squad.

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Perfect Storm: Putin’s Invasion a Gift to Close Allies Iran, Syria

Monday, March 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Deadlines rapidly approach on Assad's chemical weapons and Tehran's nuclear program, deals now surely on the road to detonation.

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Carney: Obama ‘Very Concerned About the Whereabouts of the Plane’

Friday, March 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

As evidence indicates MH370 wasn't a victim of mechanical failure, "terrorism" eschewed in favor of words like "piracy."

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Indonesian Terror Group, Close Zawahiri Ally Previously Plotted Regional Hijackings

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"Serious transnational threat" Jemaah Islamiyah has been finding new footing in a post-Osama world.

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