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bi·par·ti·san

 (bī-pär′tĭ-zən, -sən)
adj.
Of, consisting of, or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties: a bipartisan resolution.

bi·par′ti·san·ism n.
bi·par′ti·san·ship′ n.

bipartisan

(ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn; baɪˈpɑːtɪˌzæn)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) consisting of or supported by two political parties
ˌbipartiˈsanship n

bi•par•ti•san

(baɪˈpɑr tə zən)

adj.
representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions.
[1905–10]
bi•par′ti•san•ism, n.
bi•par′ti•san•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipartisan - supported by both sidesbipartisan - supported by both sides; "a two-way treaty"
nonpartisan, nonpartizan - free from party affiliation or bias
Translations

bipartisan

[ˌbaɪˈpɑːtɪzæn] ADJbipartidario

bipartisan

[ˌbaɪpɑːrtɪˈzæn baɪˈpɑːrtɪzæn] adjbiparti(e), bipartite

bipartisan

[ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn] adjbipartitico/a
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It is imperative that we build upon bipartisanship and partner with the Obama administration to set foundations that will work for everyone.
It would be premature to say bipartisanship is back and that the current Republican-controlled Congress has broken the gridlock that has gripped it in recent sessions.
Her integrity, bipartisanship and tireless dedication to improving the plight of small business will be sorely missed.
But bipartisanship disappeared early, with Republicans sitting stone-faced through several rounds of emphatic Democratic cheering.
Fast-forward to December 2009, and that heady early fog of bipartisanship that once enveloped the Good Ship Gregg has disappeared, and he now clearly is back in the fold.
Obama urged Democrats and Republicans to work in a spirit of bipartisanship to formulate a healthcare reform plan for the benefit of all Americans.
Thomas and Beckel, noted political analysts who possess contrary political leanings, offer this guide to bipartisanship and explain how the use of consensus politics is the only way for the United States to complete a healing process.
But with only 38% of Americans saying the Republicans in Congress are making a sincere effort to work with Obama and the Democrats, compared with 66% who say Obama is trying to work with the Republicans, Americans seem more likely to fault the Republicans than the president for the lack of tangible evidence of increased bipartisanship.
With a reputation for bipartisanship during her 12 years in the Senate, Collins helped convene a group of about 20 senators from both major parties who sought to boost investment in job-creating infrastructure projects while scrubbing the legislation of expenditures that, while worthwhile, would not contribute to turning the economy around.
BIPARTISANSHIP seems to have taken a drubbing in Washington since President Barack Obama got to the White House.
LONDON: Bipartisanship seems to have taken a drubbing in Washington since President Barack Obama got to the White House.
I'm going to go in there in a spirit of bipartisanship.