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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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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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‘America Never Came’: Tiananmen Student Leaders on Massacre 25 Years Ago, Abuses Today

Friday, May 30th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"If China remains a dictatorship it could be even more bloody than the 20th century," warns one of Tiananmen's most wanted.

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A ‘Monumental Mistake’? Obama Details Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"Does the president seek to replicate his mistakes in Iraq where he abandoned the region to chaos?" asks one chairman.

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VA Official Who Takes the Fall Was Already Set to Retire This Year

Friday, May 16th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"If what has been alleged is true, that would be an outrage," Carney says while suggesting scandal confined to Phoenix.

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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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