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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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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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Obamacare Rules Leave Some Domestic Violence Victims Without Escape

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Law includes a powerful disincentive for victims trying to leave abusive marriages; it's been nearly two years since Treasury said it would fix the problem.

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White House Faced with Increasingly Likely Prospect that Assad Will Violate Deal

Friday, January 31st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Red-line reckoning as Syria has disposed of just a tad of its chemical weapons; Kerry expects Russia to help.

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Military Officials Tell Congress Faith Can be Expressed Unless It’s in a ‘Suppressing Sort of Way’

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"When we find ourselves offending others by the use of sectarian prayers, that has a significant negative impact upon good order, discipline, and unit cohesion," former chaplain testifies.

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Iran Could Have Enough Fuel for Four Bombs by July Under Administration’s Deal

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"Absent 100 percent cooperation" from Iran, Congress hears, Obama's "'verification' equals bomb."

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Of Mad Men, Pen in ‘Action,’ and Al-Qaeda in ‘Defeat’: Obama’s State of the Union

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

One Democratic senator vows afterward to "not sit back and watch any sort of power grab" by Obama's executive actions as GOPs brace for just that.

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Brace for an ‘Exciting and Surprising’ State of the Union Where ‘Ambitious’ Executive Action Takes Center Stage

Monday, January 27th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Carney drops hints about how Obama "will use every means available to him" to achieve his goals; GOP says POTUS "has a lot of explaining to do."

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Tim Scott: GOP Must ‘Embrace People in a Way They Deserve to be Embraced’

Friday, January 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

"It's more important for us to build the best country" -- and election results will follow, senator tells the RNC.

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RNC Condemns NSA Surveillance While Vowing to be the Real Party of Fairness

Friday, January 24th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Meeting puts heavy focus on women leaders: "We can't fight the Democrats' phony rhetoric on women with male voices."

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Holder Wants Tea Party Senators’ Help to Stop Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

“Our criminal justice system works only when all Americans are treated equally under the law," attorney general says in a message to Congress.

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