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Partisan

Describing any measure or policy that draws support from only one political party. For example, in the United States, a bill drawing support only from Democrats or only from Republicans may be said to be partisan. The term can also be used to describe to the act of rigidly supporting only the interests of one's own party.
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He was a British officer who acted as liaison between the British Army and the Bulgarian communist and antifascist partisans during World War II.
Des combats entre l'armee libanaise et les partisans d'un cheikh radical sunnite a Saida dans le sud du Liban ont fait douze morts dans les rangs des militaires, dans un contexte de tensions croissantes dans le pays liees au conflit en Syrie voisine.
Despite the fears of some scholars and pundits, most political partisans do not avoid news and opinion sources that contradict their own beliefs, according to a study published in Political Behavior In fact, the more that self-described liberals and conservatives visit online sources supportive of their beliefs, the more likely they are to view opposition websites also, as well as general news sites.
5% of the total number of Jewish partisans according to the lists of partisans in the National Archive of the Republic of Belarus, that is, 2,268 women.
11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hollywood and the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation have joined forces to launch a unique public service announcement campaign about standing up against discrimination and the Jewish partisans - thousands of World War II resistance fighters that fought back against the Nazis and saved thousands of lives.
We are partisans not of the Democratic or Republican parties but of the Legislature itself," says Smith.
While Moore's film has been avidly promoted by Democratic partisans and leftists of various stripes, it has also appealed to genuinely conservative mainstream Americans.
DAVID LASKIN'S PARTISANS, with its alluring subtitle "Marriages, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals," has an all-star cast: Edmund Wilson, Mary McCarthy, Robert Lowell, Jean Stafford, and Elizabeth Hardwick, among others.
NEW YORK -- The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF), an organization dedicated toinspiring the next generation by teaching the history and life lessons of Jewish partisans, will host the premier of its latest documentary "The Reunion", narrated by actor Liev Schreiber who portrayed Jewish resistance fighter, Zus Bielski, in the film Defiance.
The summary measure would take on a value of 0 if all voters were pure independents or if the voting behavior of partisans was the same as the voting behavior of pure independents.
But once again, the partisans seem more interested in scoring points and in firing up the base than in actually resolving their differences.
He correctly notes that many of the people using these tools are Republican partisans, spreading analysis and opinion that succor the GOP.