Why Politicians Lie

Richard Nixon

From Richard Nixon -- "I'm not a crook" -- to John Edwards -- "The story is false ... ridiculous," those in power often lie, and voters often let them get away with it.

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  • Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man
    After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
  • What Anthony Weiner could learn from Mark Sanford
    Anthony Weiner says he will soon decide whether to run for mayor of New York. As the former congressman weighs the pros and cons, he might want to keep an eye on Mark Sanford's comeback attempt in South Carolina. More
  • Bill Clinton joins Twitter, for real
    Former President Bill Clinton has officially joined Twitter, using the handle @billclinton. Excited to join @chelseaclinton and my good friend @stephenathome on Twitter! — Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013 More
  • Six politicians plead not guilty in alleged NYC mayor's race plot
    New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and five other politicians pleaded not guilty Tuesday to corruption charges in connection with an alleged plot to buy a line on New York City's mayoral ballot. The allegations revived public concerns about a documented culture of exploitation in Albany that has prompted officials to seek legal recourse to induce change. More
  • Feds charge Bronx Assemblyman Stevenson, 4 others in new bribe scheme
    Feds busted a Bronx assemblyman today for allegedly pocketing envelopes of cash to push legislation in Albany — marking the second corruption case against a state lawmaker this week. Assemblyman Eric Stevenson [D-Bronx] got caught in a sting operation in which two co-defendants paid bribes to another, unidentified assemblyman who was cooperating with authorities, according to the Manhattan US Attorney's Office. More
  • Degree of Uncertainty: How anti-immigrant rhetoric may be hurting Oregon universities
    Vinaya Bharam has had a dynamic relationship with the United States throughout her life. Growing up in a suburban valley outside of Mumbai, India, where her parents work as farmers, Bharam’s understanding of the United States took on almost archetypal ...
    02/22/2018 - 2:46 pm | View Link
  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
    Dueling neural networks. Artificial embryos. AI in the cloud. Welcome to our annual list of the 10 technology advances we think will shape the way we work and live now and for years to come. Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 ...
    02/22/2018 - 2:41 pm | View Link
  • What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?
    GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star. There's a story there as well, of course, and Fraser, in his elliptical way, will eventually get around to telling it to me. But first, Pecas.
    02/22/2018 - 2:34 pm | View Link
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct.
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry ...
    02/22/2018 - 2:27 pm | View Link
  • Could Conservatives Actually Pull Off a Coup Against House Leadership?
    On July 28, 2015, Representative Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina virtually unknown outside his district, quietly catalyzed a coup against then-Speaker John Boehner. By filing a motion to vacate the chair—a parliamentary maneuver that hadn ...
    02/22/2018 - 2:23 pm | View Link
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  • Politics
    Politics (from Greek: πολιτικα: Polis definition "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.
    02/19/2018 - 7:41 am | View Link
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    The latest in UK & World Politics news, along with leading opinion and analysis. Follow our live blogs for rolling coverage of breaking political events as they happen.
    02/19/2018 - 1:15 am | View Link
  • The Political Graveyard
    The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography (or, The Web Site that Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried) Created and maintained by ...
    02/18/2018 - 1:16 am | View Link
  • 13TH | Netflix Official Site
    In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Watch trailers ...
    02/17/2018 - 4:48 pm | View Link
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    The most comprehensive list of Famous Guyanese People and Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
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