Tammany Hall

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a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism

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And somewhere in the land there will be a rising political movement which fixates on SNP dominance as an example of Tammany Hall at its worst and vows that if only Scots would vote differently, everything would be better.
While Golway shows that Tammany Hall cannot be characterized as simply venal or undemocratic, his claim that it laid the foundations of modern liberalism is not altogether persuasive.
In 19th-century New York City, the construction of roads, parks, and railways provided opportunities for members of the powerful political club Tammany Hall to enrich themselves and extend their influence.
The courthouse stands today--with a recent complete renovation--as a monument to the corruption that Tammany Hall foisted on New York City.
All this, plus his ability to obtain firewood for cold citizens in the wintertime, candy for children at Christmastime, and contributions for various charitable organizations all year round, made Charlie Anderson for blacks what Tammany Hall leaders of the era were for many whites; a benevolent political figure with the "pull" to get people's needs met when the government bureaucracy failed them.
King of the Bowery: Big Time Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era is a scholarly, in-depth examination of Timothy D.
It's an apt name for a colt out of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that controlled New York politics up to the mid-1960s.
When New York City's political machine Tammany Hall noticed big, handsome, glib Charles Becker they sponsored his joining the police department, where he rose rapidly through the ranks.
During the Progressive era the NYPD ceased being primarily an arm of Tammany Hall and an organizer of crime, and became an efficient crime fighting force capable of implementing public policy.
History chronicles William "Boss" Tweed, who died in 1878, as the leader of Tammany Hall, the name given to New York City's Democratic party machine that used patronage as a common business practice and wielded major power.
A staunch Republican himself (and a Protestant), Nast--together with Harper's Weekly--campaigned vociferously against William Marcy Tweed, the corrupt leader or 'boss' of Tammany Hall (named after its headquarters on East 14th Street), the political machine which ran New York City's Democratic Party.
Thus, at a time when chief executives seem to be trying to purge boards of the bad habits of the past, politicians seem to be harking back to the glorious 19th century Tammany Hall tradition of putting every faithful old bone-fetcher on the payroll.
When most of us hear the word "steal" in the context of an election, we think of ballot-box-stuffing or the machinations of Tammany Hall figures.
TAMMANY HALL, the popular name of Manhattan's now-defunct Democratic machine, exerts an enduring fascination on the American imagination.
Those unfamiliar with Brooklyn politics might have been shocked to learn from "Meet the New Boss" that Tammany Hall is alive and well in the twenty-first century, but here in Brooklyn, the news was greeted mostly with a "so-what-are-ya-gonna-do?