party line

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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.
The party line has been fairly consistent: public schools support the goals of NCLB, but they need more money and more "flexibility" from Washington to accomplish these goals.
Horn and others who diligently retail the Republican Party line insist that countenancing Nixon 's crimes was a necessary expedient in the struggle against Communism, but they generally don't pay careful attention to Nixon's tangible record as a supposed anti-Communist.
Walsall Council's controlling Tory group has reprieved three rebels whose defiance of the party line threatened the Tories' grip on power.
Instead of leaving an Xer to figure out independently if you're serious about an issue or merely taking the party line, explain what will happen if something isn't discussed fully.
The revelations will heap further embarrassment on the Scottish Executive after two MSPs split from the party line on drugs last week.
Entries on Soviet ballet, incidentally, strangely reflect the Soviet-era party line and overlook the influence of Makarova's and Nureyev's staging of ballets in the West.
And the web of interconnected computer networks became a kind of international party line, carrying rumors, speculations and other provocative tidbits.
In the House, Republicans vote the party line 88 percent of the time; Democrats 86 percent.
They were quick to use thought-control and behavior-modification techniques on their hapless subjects and to deem "mentally ill" anyone who opposed the party line.
I am not a one-issue Democrat who would shun common sense for the party line, but Andrew Sullivan's column "The Deal-Breaker" [Against the Current, May 11] shows his lack of understanding when it comes to Democrats and their values.