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Transit The streetcar has been a wedge issue between the mayoral candidates, but Simpson said voters should not expect an extended streetcar line during her first term.
The reactionary Trump is now clearly rehashing a wedge issue from the era of the Trump Shuttle.
How players or individuals choose to exercise such freedoms is not my concern, but my commander in chief using the flag and the sacrifice made by military families as a wedge issue is what troubles me.
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Definition of wedge issue for English Language Learners
: an issue about which a politician's supporters or the members of a political party disagree
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