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Bipartisanship: Obama and Republicans deepened its cold political relation after midterm elections.

The "agressor" was not a republican: US President Barack Obama received 12 stitches in his lip on Friday after being hit in the face with an elbow during a basketball game, the White House said, stating that the injury was an accident. Photo: AFP/GETTY

Polls show Americans want bipartisanship from the new balance of power in Washington, but so far there is little indication that President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans will work much together.

Three weeks after Republicans won control of the House of Representatives from Obama’s Democrats and gained ground in the Senate, it is still unclear if the two sides will cut a deal to extend tax cuts set to expire on December 31 for millions of Americans.

It also remains uncertain if they will find much, if any, common ground on some other hot-button issues — such as reducing the $1.3 trillion U.S. deficit and Senate ratification of the stalled U.S.-Russian START nuclear arms treaty.

The key to bipartisanship during the next two years will be how Obama performs, said…READ MORE HERE