National Affairs: Tiger at Bay

"The time has come," the mayor said, "for the leader of the New York County Democratic organization to step aside." That solemn declaration from New York's Mayor Robert Wagner, who had been nervously clearing his throat for some time, launched the big offensive to throw out Tammany Boss Carmine De Sapio (TIME, Jan. 13). It was a major step toward prettying up the party and, more practically, toward uniting the long-feuding New York Democrats so that they could band together under Kennedy auspices to cut Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller down to size when...

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