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Politics associated with political machines.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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  • And without Jackson—should we ever have had machine politics?

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • Mr. Sage appears to have as accurate a knowledge of the female heart as of the twists and turns of machine politics.

  • Our people are thoroughly disgusted with machine politics, and demand politics without any machine.

  • Van Buren was the first product of what are now called "machine politics" that was put into the presidential chair.

    Thomas Hart Benton Theodore Roosevelt
  • Platt was one of the most nearly absolute party bosses that the American system of machine politics has produced.

  • But the development of party spirit and machine politics brought with it a great change.

    The Boss and the Machine Samuel P. Orth

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