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  • "Boss” Tweed delivered to authorities

    11/23/2016 8:59:55 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    William Magear “Boss” Tweed, leader of New York City’s corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is delivered to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain. Tweed became a powerful figure in Tammany Hall–New York City’s Democratic political machine–in the late 1850s. By the mid 1860s, he had risen to the top position in the organization and formed the “Tweed Ring,” which openly bought votes, encouraged judicial corruption, extracted millions from city contracts, and dominated New York City politics. The Tweed Ring reached its peak of fraudulence in 1871 with the remodeling of...
  • Clinton Restoration Could Be in Jeopardy

    04/24/2015 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich." The book isn't even out yet, and Clinton's team is already sheltering in place like Churchill's cabinet during the Blitz. That's in part because Schweizer, a conservative author and dogged investigative journalist, has teamed up with notorious right-wing rags The New York Times and The Washington Post to essentially re-report...
  • Clintons ran Tammany-like money operation (tactics rival infamous political machine)

    04/22/2015 6:08:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 4/21/15 | Michael Goodwin
    ...in his new book “Clinton Cash,” author Peter Schweizer reveals a scheme that would make Tamany blush with envy....Hillary using her secretary of state office to favor companies and foreign countries, which paid Bubba up to $500,000 for a speech...and/or made large contributions to the Clinton family foundation. Bill earned top-range windfalls---a staggering $48 million in speeches during Hillary’s four years at State. The "dead broke" Clintons in 2000 now have a net worth at between $100-200 million.... The gusher of money offers an explanation in which Hillary claimed to have deleted more than 30,000 e-mails from her private server....
  • The ugly history of the Democrat party: Part Twenty Two

    10/30/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Early Black Historical Figures were all Republicans This installment deals with the forgotten Black Republicans of the post-Civil War era and early 20th century and the damage Democrats have done to America's cities. Those who assume that African American's civil rights leaders have always been Democrats are simply wrong. In the 19th century, when they were given a chance to be publicly involved in the political phase of their struggle for their own freedoms, EVERY African American leader stood with the Republican Party. They knew their interests would be best served by membership in the Party that fought to free...
  • The Strange Inception of NYC’s Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    12/26/2012 10:29:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/26/12
    The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York. In 1911 — in the wake of a notorious Gramercy Park blueblood murder-suicide — Sullivan sponsored the Sullivan Act, which mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon. This was the heyday of the pre-Prohibition gangs, roving bands of violent toughs who terrorized ethnic neighborhoods and often fought pitched battles with police. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a...
  • "The Sullivan Act was to protect mobsters and disarm innocent civilians in New York State."

    12/25/2012 9:03:43 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 23 Dec 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Bloomberg and Cuomo come from the jurisdiction where major gun control legislation was established by New York State Democratic Senator Timothy “Big Tim” Sullivan. Sullivan became known as a Tammany Hall crook intent on protecting his mobsters from prosecution and disarming innocent civilians in New York State. The Sullivan Act was passed in 1911 after a murder suicide shooting. The law mandated that New York residents must have police issued licenses for concealed handguns, otherwise it would be considered a felony. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a Jewish gang, the Eastmans, against the Italian Five Pointers. When...
  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    01/16/2012 2:57:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2012 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Recent months have seen a former Marine from Indiana, a Tea Party activist from California and a nurse from Tennessee all arrested and charged in New York City for possession of firearms they had legal permits to carry back home. All were “nabbed” when they naively sought to check the weapon with security. These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be. The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol "Big Tim" Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of...
  • Re: If a Fraudulent Vote

    12/14/2011 4:23:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Corner --National Review ^ | 12-14-11 | Michael Walsh
    Christian: I love when the Left tries to claim that voter fraud (which the hacks and non-entities over at Media Mutters conveniently narrowly define) is nearly non-existent. I’ll have more to say on the subject tomorrow in my New York Post column about Eric Holder’s speech last night in Austin, but just for laughs let’s flash back to Big Tim Sullivan (the author, by the way, of New York’s infamous Sullivan Act) as he recounts one of glories of Tammany Hall: election stealing: When you’ve voted ‘em with their whiskers on, you take ‘em to a barber and scrape off...
  • Tammany Hall and ACORN cut from the same cloth

    06/24/2009 6:06:48 PM PDT · by Danae · 264+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 6-24-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    Tammany Hall and its Influence Today In what would become one of the most influential political organizations in American history, Tammany Hall began life as the Tammany Society, founded by William Mooney a Revolutionary War Veteran, on May 12, 1789[i]. Mooney’s creation would become a political powerhouse in New York City and State beginning in the earliest years of the United States. From its founding until it ceased to exist in the 1960’s Tammany Hall shaped New York Politics and profoundly influenced what is today the Democrat Party; its tactics and organizational genius would eventually spread nationwide. Many of the...
  • ACORN is Tammany Hall - the corruption lives on. (Vanity)

    06/18/2009 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Danae · 3 replies · 376+ views
    Myself ^ | 6-18-2009 | Danae
    This is my own Original work, a research Essay I just finished for my History course. Its long, but it ties the corrupt Tammany Hall and ACORN, as well as giving the history of both. Tammany Hall and its Influence Today In what would become one of the most influential political organizations in American history, Tammany Hall began life as the Tammany Society, founded by William Mooney a Revolutionary War Veteran, on May 12, 1789[i]. Mooney’s creation would become a political powerhouse in New York City and State beginning in the earliest years of the United States. From its founding...
  • Obama serves Reid taste of Chicago Way (John Kass)

    01/07/2009 10:33:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,235+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-8-09 | John Kass
    So the Chicago Way hauled off and slapped the U.S. Senate in the face—one of those backhands with the knuckles to unsuspecting lips—and guess who blinked? It wasn't Chicago. It was the Senate. Get used to it, America. And it won't be the last time either. Roland "Tombstone" Burris, the amiable Illinois Democratic political hack who is being called eminently qualified by the national Democrats—perhaps because he's from Illinois and he hasn't been indicted—has almost reached his goal of being addressed as "Yes, sir, Senator." Now Tombstone has President-elect Barack Obama behind him, muscling Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in...
  • Emanuel to Resign House Seat on Friday

    12/29/2008 1:10:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 6,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-29-08
    Congressman Rahm Emanuel will resign his congressional seat on Friday in anticipation of joining President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Emanuel delivered the news in an automated call to constituents on Monday. "This is Congressman Rahm Emanuel. As you may have heard, President-elect Obama has asked me to be his new chief of staff and I have accepted this offer. Therefore, in the near future, I will be resigning from Congress. ... I also want you to know, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your representative for the last six years," he says in the taped call.
  • (MI) Source: Auto Rescue Deal Reached

    12/12/2008 4:13:50 PM PST · by Kieri · 136 replies · 5,632+ views
    WXYZ Detroit / Channel 7 ^ | 12/11/08 | WXYZ
    WXYZ) Sources tell Action News that the White House and U.S. automakers have reached a deal that could prevent a collapse of the industry. IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ON THE RIGHT, ACTION NEWS REPORTER TOM WAIT SAYS THAT A DEAL HAS BEEN REACHED BUT THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT COME FRIDAY NIGHT Our source says the agreement with the Bush administration will mirror the bill that passed the House. We do know the White House and officials from GM have been in talks for several hours. The negotiations may also involve the Federal Reserve. President Bush is back in Washington...
  • Feds taped Blagojevich

    12/05/2008 5:31:18 AM PST · by dinoparty · 80 replies · 8,015+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 5, 2008 | Jeff Coen
    Federal investigators recently made covert tape recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the most dramatic step yet in their corruption investigation of him and his administration, the Tribune has learned. As part of this undercover effort, one of the governor's closest confidants and former aides cooperated with investigators, and that assistance helped lead to recordings of the governor and others, sources said. The cooperation of John Wyma, 42, one of the state's most influential lobbyists, is the most stunning evidence yet that Blagojevich's once-tight inner circle appears to be collapsing under the pressure of myriad pay-to-play inquiries. Wyma, Blagojevich's chief...
  • Fed refuses to identify recipients of $2 Trillion

    11/10/2008 6:39:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 142 replies · 1,289+ views
    Link only due to FR policy.
  • Obama Paid ACORN $800,000 & Failed to Report

    10/09/2008 9:44:41 PM PDT · by GOPbabe · 75 replies · 5,008+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 2008 | David M. Brown
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/election/s_584284.html
  • McCain, Obama, Lieberman: AYE! to the Bailout

    10/01/2008 6:15:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 333 replies · 8,564+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 2008-10-01
    McCain, Obama, Lieberman, and Biden have voted for the bailout. No word yet on Graham.