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Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson is a career 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 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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Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Over USDA objections, OMB ordered that fiscal year 2012 disbursements be retroactively docked for 2013 sequestration.

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Obama Tells Congress to ‘Give Peace a Chance’ After Setting Jan. 20 Iran Deal Implementation

Monday, January 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

But he's facing a veto-proof majority from lawmakers pointing out Iran's actions since the administration's November deal.

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One-Third of House Dems Join GOP on Bill to Require HHS to Tell Public About Obamacare Breaches

Friday, January 10th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

White House opposes because people "can trust that the information that they are providing is protected by stringent security standards."

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Pelosi Says Dems Focusing on 3 ‘R’s to Win Midterms: Recruiting, Raising Cash, Raising Issues

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Says she's "confident" political climate "stacked against moderates" won't work against Democrats and put taking back the House out of reach.

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‘Twilight for Coal in the United States’: EPA Announces New Regs on ‘War on Poverty’ Anniversary

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Rules depend on studies not allowed under law and would require technology not commercially available.

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Who Is Kenneth Bae, the Longest-Held U.S. Prisoner in North Korea?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

And what efforts are even being made on behalf of the Washington state resident -- "charged – in essence – for being a Christian"?

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Obama Ripped for Fallujah Stance as Admin Offers Iraq Surveillance Drones to Fight al-Qaeda

Monday, January 6th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Iraq vet in House calls for limited air support: "What’s happening now dishonors all those who put their lives on the line to bring stability to this country."

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New DOJ, HHS Rules Aimed at Mental State of Gun Owners

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Holder signs proposed regulations redefining who's mentally defective, while Sebelius wants to modify HIPAA privacy rule so more are reported to NICS.

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Why Tamarod Is the Most Important Story of 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

A triumph for freedom exposed where the key players stood and people power became Islamists' biggest threat.

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‘We Can’t Turn Dangerous Terrorists Loose on Blind Faith’: Obama’s Guantanamo Liquidation

Monday, December 30th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

The latest transfer of detainees was into the hands of old bin Laden ally and wanted war criminal Omar al-Bashir.

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‘You Have a Right to Be Stupid’: The Top D.C. Soundbites of 2013

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

From Obama on Ho Chi Minh and our Founders, to Biden talking about Deliverance, to the best Capitol Hill profanity of the year.

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Key Dems Defy Obama with New Sanctions Bill; Veto Threat Soon Follows

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

But strong showing at the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act's introduction suggests a veto-proof majority can be reached as White House tries to annihilate effort.

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Reid ‘Fills the Tree’ to Block Iran Sanctions Amendment on Defense Bill

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

An amendment for Fort Hood victims among the measures that fall victim to Reid's maneuver, along with every amendment to the Ryan-Murray budget bill.

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‘The NSA Is Out of Control’: Legislative Momentum Expected After Ruling Against Data Collection

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Carney, though, says Obama just got the internal review he asked for on intelligence gathering and will study "its more than 40 recommendations."

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Obama vs. the Press Corps: Revolt Against ‘Draconian Restrictions’ and White House ‘Propaganda’ Photos

Friday, December 13th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

"As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view."

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Menendez: Not Just Iran Sanctions Needed, But Senate Needs to Define ‘Acceptable’ Endgame

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

N.J. Dem: "Part of my challenge in trying to listen to the administration is some of the same statements I've heard in the past." PLUS: State Dept. admits six-month period hasn't started yet.

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Washington Talking Tougher on Ukraine, But Still Intent on Not Angering Russia

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

State Dept. official makes show of handing out bread in Kiev square, but Psaki stresses "this is not a zero-sum game" and everyone can be friends.

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Kerry Admits Iran Didn’t Lose Right to Enrich, Goes After Pro-Sanctions Dems

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) to Kerry: "You're asking us to be asleep and do nothing while 9,000 centrifuges turn and a new uranium stockpile is created."

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George Clooney Backs Ukrainian Democracy Where Administration Fears to Tread

Monday, December 9th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

State Department reveals why Obama seems wary of the second coming of the Orange Revolution: "This is not about the United States versus Russia."

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Rule Change a ‘Federal Hunting License’ to Let Wind Farms Kill Eagles

Friday, December 6th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Audubon says "all options are on the table" to challenge unilateral Interior Dept. decision to grant 30-year "take" permits to renewable energy producers.

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Obama Highlights His Own Anti-Apartheid Protest in Mandela Remembrance

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

"I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set, and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him."

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Undetectable Gun Ban Renewal Passes House, But Dems Want Metal-Part ‘Loophole’ Closed

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Bill would require that key parts of guns be made of detectable and non-removable metal and magazines fall within guidelines.

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Effort Underway to Override State Laws Penalizing Those Who Expose Others to HIV

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

DOJ has been reviewing laws as lawmakers lead legislative push to end them, claiming they stigmatize the HIV-positive for just a "chronic, treatable medical condition."

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Reining in China Dropped in Biden’s Hands

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Biden "knows President Xi as well, or better, than probably any American and possibly virtually any leader," admin officials say while downplaying conflict.

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Iran Sets Milestone with Longest Held U.S. Hostage in History

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Just days after the Obama administration inked its agreement with the Islamic Republic, Bob Levinson passed Terry Anderson's 2,454 days in captivity.

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