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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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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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Congress United on Punishing Russia, Divided on How We Got to This Point

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Graham: "It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression."

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Netanyahu: BDS Advocates ‘Should Be Treated as We Treat Any Anti-Semite or Bigot’

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

The unifying issue of the AIPAC conference even saw Schumer take a swipe at Obama and Kerry comments about boycotts of Israel.

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Kerry Defends Peace Process at AIPAC: ‘This Isn’t About Me; This Is About the Dreams of Israelis’

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Encourages support of Arab peace plan and tells crowd Obama is "unrivaled" on Israel policy: "You can look it up, you can measure it, it's not exaggeration."

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Obama Warns of ‘Costs’ for Russian Invasion While Lawmakers Jump on Reset Gone Awry

Friday, February 28th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Congress members chime in with punitive measures while House Intelligence chairman warns that Russia has gained control of the Crimean peninsula.

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Kerry: Russia Actually ‘Concerned’ About Pro-Russia Takeovers, ‘Previously Scheduled’ Military Buildup

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

And the mark of an illegitimate leader? The fact that Yanukovych hasn't returned Biden's latest phone call.

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White House Vows to Kill Bill That Would Block New IRS 501(c)(4) Rules

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

OMB says bill "could prevent the IRS from administering the tax code more effectively" when it comes to previously targeted groups.

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Pentagon Budget Cuts Army to Pre-WWII Strength Despite ‘More Volatile’ World

Monday, February 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Hagel says plan follows Obama's drawdown and realignment aims for a "modern" force that's ready for one war at a time.

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White House Takes Credit for Ukraine Deal

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"Almost every time the vice president was calling, it was a moment of decisive choice for President Yanukovych," an administration official said of Biden's nine calls since November.

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Nebraska Court Ruling Gives Obama an Out on Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Ruling on lawsuit that gives the administration an excuse to delay decision comes just weeks after pipeline's positive environmental review.

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White House Leaving Ukraine Crisis Up to Biden

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

The last noted conversation between President Obama and President Yanukovych happened nearly two years ago.

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Obama Uses Backdrop of California Drought to Pitch $1 Billion Climate-Change Fund

Friday, February 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rep. Nunes calls it "ludicrous," considering the state's drought-resistant irrigation system is neutered by "excessive regulations and lawsuits by environmental extremists."

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GOPs Try to Block IRS Rule That Threatens to Shut Down Conservative 501(c)(4)s

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rule could go into effect as soon as the end of the month despite a record 23,000 public comments the agency needs to process.

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‘Once Again Moving the Goalposts’: Regs Give Obamacare Reprieves to Medium, Large Employers

Monday, February 10th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

But no movement on individual mandate as questions loom about whether the IRS is even ready to enforce the penalties.

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Senators Refuse to Be Obama’s ‘Scapegoats for a Bad Deal’ with Iran

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

GOPs press for sanctions vote, Menendez vows to "not yield" on his bill, and Paul presses Obama on his constitutional authority to repeal sanctions law.

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New USDA ‘Climate Hubs’ to School Farmers, Ranchers on Climate Change

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Step in Obama's Climate Action Plan, without a price tag, will assess risks and then tell landowners "this is how you need to manage."

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Claim That Iran Sanctions Are Like a Spigot Doesn’t Hold Water Under Questioning of Treasury Official

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Negotiator grilled on more of what the nuke deal doesn't address as lawmakers lash out at White House for bullying the legislative branch.

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