By Judy Kurtz, THE HILL

Starbucks is providing a jolt to political discourse, giving away free cups of coffee to customers who chat it up with someone on the other side of the aisle.

With help from Boston-based startup Hi From the Other Side, the coffee giant wants to lure potential political opponents into coming together over a cup of joe. Participants who sign up (there’s currently a waitlist) for the app through Facebook are paired up with another local from the opposing political party.

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