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Bridget Johnson


March 13, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted a couple of entertaining photos, from his point of view, of President Obama meeting privately with the House Republican Caucus today.

Obama reportedly announced the white smoke at the Vatican to the assembled GOPs when the news broke that a pope has been elected.

Reporter Molly Hooper, my former colleague at The Hill, said one Republican told her that in response to the white smoke announcement someone then asked Obama, “That means you’ll open up the White House?”

“No, but it means they’ll open up the Vatican,” Obama reportedly replied.

Keep an eye on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Duncan’s candid pics:

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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