Anthony Weiner, Former (D-NY-9th) Rep., Convicted Sex Offender

 

 Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is an American former congressman who represented New York’s 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. He won seven terms as a Democrat, never receiving less than 60% of the vote.

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Millard Fillmore – 13th President of the United States

 

 Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States and assumed the presidency after the death of President Zachary Taylor. He was the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of President. Fillmore also served as the 12th Vice President and in the US house of Representatives. Fillmore was born in Moravia, New York on January 7, 1800.He married Abigail Powers on February 5, 1826. Together the couple had two children Millard Powers Fillmore and Mary Abigail Fillmore. See Fillmore’s full biography @ Wikipedia.org Also see:…

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Chester Arthur – 21st President of the US

 

 Chester Alan Arthur was the 21st  President of the United States from 1881-1885 and the 2oth Vice President in 1881.   Arthur stepped in to the role of Presidency following the assassination of  President James Garfield.  His advocacy and enforcement of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the focus of his administration. Arthur was born October 5, 1829 in Fairfield ,Vermont. Prior to his birth his parents moved around frequently in Vermont before settling in upstate New York.  The frequent moves later served as a basis that would lead…

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Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the US

 

 Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States from 1901-1909. Roosevelt succeeded President McKinley after his assassination and attempted to move the Republican Party (GOP) toward Progressivism; a movement who focused on cleaning up the government by eliminating corruption by exposing and undercutting political machines and bosses.  His domestic agenda known as the “Square Deal” emphasized that the average citizen would get a fair share under his policies. Read Theodore Roosevelt’s complete biography on Wikipedia.org Also see Electoral history of Theodore Roosevelt First inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt Second…

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Kathy Hochul (D-NY-26)

 

  Kathleen “Kathy” Courtney Hochul is the Congresswoman-elect from New York’s 26th congressional district. She was the Democratic Party and Working Families Party candidate in the May 24, 2011 special election to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, (NY-26) left vacant by the resignation of Chris Lee. Her opponents were Republican Jane Corwin, independent Jack Davis and Green Ian Murphy. Hochul’s political positions include preserving Medicare and opposing a privatized voucher payment system, raising taxes on those making more than $500,000 per year, and opposing free trade…

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Christopher J. Lee (R-NY-26th) Former Rep., Resigns Amidst Scandal

 

  Currently: On February 9, 2011, Lee was found to have been responding to personal ads on Craigslist posing as a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist using his real name, sending shirtless photos to strangers.[21] Lee resigned from office the same day, issuing a statement saying, simply, “I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately.”[2] Read more Bio: Chris Lee was raised in Tonawanda, New York. Growing up, he saw first hand how the Western New York values of hard work, honesty and accountability turned his family’s business…

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Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY-15th) Censured for Ethics Violations

 

  Currently: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to censure Rangel today (Dec. 2, 2010) for ethics violations and bringing discredit to the House.  Rangel (former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee) was recently found guilty for 11 of 13 ethics charges, including misusing his office to raise money for a public policy center bearing his name and failure to pay taxes on rental income from a Dominican villa.  Read more from USA Today Bio: Charles Bernard “Charlie” Rangel (born June 11, 1930) has been a Democratic member of the…

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Joseph Bruno, Former NY Senate Leader, Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

 

 Currently: ALBANY, N.Y. — Joseph Bruno, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on two federal fraud counts. Read more from the NY Post (1/24/09) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joseph Bruno, the former majority leader of the New York Senate and for a time the most powerful Republican in state politics, was indicted Friday on federal corruption charges. Bruno, who retired from the Legislature in July after more than a dozen years leading the Senate, is accused of…

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