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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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39 Dems Fall Away Even After Obama’s ‘Fix’ to Sway Vote

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Pelosi rails against Upton bill: "The stories are so glorious and so beautiful about what a difference the Affordable Care Act has made to families."

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‘This Is What Terror Is’: Administration Slammed for Brushing Off Religious Root of Boko Haram Threat

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Chilling testimony: "They asked me, 'Are you ready to die as a Christian?' and I told them, 'I am ready,' but before I closed my mouth, they have fired."

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EPA Stealthily Propels Toward ‘Massive Power Grab of Private Property Across the U.S.’

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Redefinition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act would give EPA jurisdiction over as little as a backyard ditch.

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Texas Lawmakers Ready for Fight to Overturn Fort Hood ‘Workplace Violence’ Label

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Sponsors Cornyn and Carter talk to PJM about why these upcoming days are crucial to getting proper benefits and honors for victims of Nidal Hasan.

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The Terror Boom Right Under Washington’s Nose: ‘We’re a Long, Long Way from Defeating al-Qaeda’

Friday, November 8th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen talks to PJM about al-Qaeda, the Sahara, and heads in the sand.

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Obama Tells Texas Donors He’s Fixin’ to Get GOP ‘Back in Functioning State’

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

"The only way that we can realign our politics so that it matches up with the decency and goodness of the American people is if elections matter."

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Still No ‘Terrorism’ at Fort Hood Four Years Later: The Fight for the Victims

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Lead sponsor on the Fort Hood Heroes Act talks to PJM and shares how you can help get right a wrong in the "workplace violence" attack.

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Senate Advances Bill to Ban LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Monday, November 4th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Republican backers say bill protects religious liberty, but Boehner sees ENDA as litigious and may not let it see the light of day.

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Dems Blast GOP for Letting Stimulus-Era Food Stamp Hike Expire

Friday, November 1st, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Program is tied up in the Farm Bill currently in conference; Jackson Lee wants a standalone bill to bump assistance levels back up.

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‘It’s the Only Leverage We Have’: Hold on All Nominees Until Two Benghazi Requests Met

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Concerned senators and House Oversight Republicans show unified front: "To have accountability, you have to have information."

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Asst. Secretary of State: Egypt Churches Burned by Some People Who Are ‘Simply Anti-Christian’

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Dems and Republicans pile on administration officials at hearing for withdrawing aid from interim government. Rep. Engel: "Morsi was a president in name only."

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Feinstein Won’t Approve of Spying on Leaders Without Being ‘Engaged in Hostilities’ First

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

China and Russia too? “The White House has informed me that collection on our allies will not continue," Intelligence chairwoman says.

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Visas for Afghans, Iraqis Who Helped U.S. Forces Get Small Reprieve, But Program Needs Big Fixes ASAP

Friday, October 25th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

The next step is up to the administration as Blumenauer tries to bring agencies together: "The number of men and women who continue to wait is deeply depressing."

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Contractor Behind Site Protested Loss of a CMS Contract Year Before Award

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Company with lots of government business claimed agency was misleading and rated its past performance too low.

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Sebelius Claims Obama Didn’t Know About Site Problems, But Aug. 2 IG Report Called Out Insufficient Testing

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Could the president not have known about the missed deadlines and benchmarks when the Senate minority leader used the findings to call for a delay?

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Obama Tries to ‘Make Clear’ to Furious France That U.S. Is Reviewing Spy Practices

Monday, October 21st, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Do not disturb Kerry to deal with the latest NSA fallout: He was in Paris, but "focused on Middle East peace stuff."

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Republican Winners of the Shutdown Standoff

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Lawmakers who salvaged some messaging, found winnable fights to pick, or staked out some 2016 ground.

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Advantage Iran as Islamic Republic Seizes Control in P5+1 Talks with PowerPoint Plan

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Kerry not even there as Iran whips out its timetabled proposal for continuing to enrich uranium and having all sanctions lifted.

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Obama’s Tamarod Problem

Monday, October 14th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

ANALYSIS: How the administration's decision to teach Egypt a lesson won't have the effect that the White House hopes, and the dangerous precedent it sets.

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Lawmakers Strike at Obamacare’s Early Weaknesses

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Investigation launched into exchange failures as security flaws and exemptions in the spotlight: "At this rate, Obamacare is destined to go bankrupt."

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Lawmakers Say Military Pay Bill Should Have Covered KIA Payments Frozen by Hagel

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

The ultimate shutdown theater inflicting pain on those who have paid the most.

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Secrets of the Secret War: Why Did Weekend Somalia Raid Fail?

Monday, October 7th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Al-Shabaab claims it inflicted casualties, U.S. claims pullback after hour of fighting was to avoid civilian casualties, Somali minister says U.S. was outgunned.

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WWII Memorial Just the Tip of Administration’s Record with Vets

Friday, October 4th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Never mind Occupy camping illegally allowed on NPS land -- those who served also getting short shrift on care, claims and benefits funding.

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‘Israel Will Stand Alone’: Netanyahu’s UN Speech Highlights Danger of U.S. Getting Duped by Iran

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Leading from the front: "The world may have forgotten this lesson" of the last century. "The Jewish people have not. Iran's fanaticism is not bluster. It's real."

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SHUTDOWN: GOP Downgrades Obamacare Provision But Dems Still Won’t Negotiate

Monday, September 30th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

"Tonight, we have more proof that House Republicans have lost their minds," Harry Reid declares as he refuses to go to conference.

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