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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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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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‘Most Comprehensive Veterans Legislation in Decades’ Aims to Fill in the Care Gaps

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders talks about the likely bipartisan bill that includes everything but the pay-fors.

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Mullen: Washington ‘Doing Handstands’ as if Grave Problem of National Debt ‘Has Gone Away’

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Fomer chairman of the Joint Chiefs says you can "pour the entire Pentagon budget" into the debt -- but it would have "minimal impact" without entitlement reform.

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Lawmakers Say Devil in Obama’s NSA Reform Plan Is in the Details — Or Lack of Them

Friday, January 17th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Moving metadata to the private sector, stopping world leader snooping -- and leaving Dems and GOPs asking why he's not coming to Congress.

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$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Easily Approved by Congress

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

It had a little bit of everything to tempt the palate of most lawmakers, including gun-violence prevention cash and home-state pet projects.

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Obama ‘Inviting the Whirlwind’ by Neglecting Blooming al-Qaeda Strongholds, Affiliates ‘Spreading Like Wildfire’

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Lieberman: "Mr. President, there are three more years in which you're going to be commander in chief. A lot of what you're doing now is not protecting our security."

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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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