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party line

1. the policies or dogma of a political party, to which all members are expected to subscribe
2. Chiefly US the boundary between adjoining property

party line

[′pärd·ē ′līn]
(communications)
A subscriber line arranged to serve more than one station, with discriminatory ringing for each station.
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They all believe that poetry should be moral, defined in their own terms whether serving Christ, or the People, or the Central Committee of the Communist Party--that poetry is the vanguard of the revolution and since the will of the revolution and of the people is represented by the Central Committee of the Communist Party, therefore the poet should take his politics from what the Central Committee says is the proper party line, or what Pat Robertson says the Bible says.
They divided largely along party lines on Clinton's guilt or innocence, but all condemned Clinton in stinging language.
19 House vote in which, primarily along party lines, the president was impeached on two counts - perjury and obstruction of justice in his efforts to conceal his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
It also serves to remind folks that Realtor(r) issues cross party lines.
A day after the House impeached President Clinton, senators from both parties pledged Sunday to restore civility to the proceedings even as they quickly divided largely along party lines over whether the president must face a Senate trial or could be subject to censure.
Gulke also received an important endorsement that crossed party lines from Reform Party candidate Paul Hannosh, who is running for lieutenant governor.
Miller's lobbying strengths are now mirrored in Graefe's well-established relationships with Congressional Democrats, extending the Team's influence across party lines.
While many citizens see the voting along party lines as evidence the issue is too politicized, Rogan said he's seen how some of his Republican colleagues ``have really, really struggled with this.
Calman Cohen, ECAT President stated, "ECAT and its member companies hail in particular the efforts of Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Phil Crane and Representatives Cal Dooley, William Jefferson, and John Tanner, who, in working across party lines, achieved this important result for American companies, workers and their families.
Voters have crossed party lines to keep the former Simi Valley mayor in office for six terms.
A recognized leader in the industry, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines.
So I am wondering if D Smith is getting mixed up with party lines but, of course, I do acknowledge it was possible to get a crossed line in the distant past.