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 realBill 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 plotSix 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 schemeFeds 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
  • China Times: Caring people and crude politicians - Taiwan News Online
    While it is encouraging to see that some rival politicians from opposite sides of the spectrum have developed a modicum of cooperation in the...
    08/6/2014 - 5:59 am | View Link
  • How about just do your job! (divorce lawyers can do this…but ... - FOXNews.com
    ... you are unwilling…go away…make room for someone who does want to get solutions.”  Remember, politicians asked for their jobs, claimed...
    08/5/2014 - 1:03 pm | View Link
  • Politicians, Texas companies still figuring out the new rules for ... - Dallas Morning News
    And around Austin, some politicians are starting to ask whether the state needs to develop its own plan just in case.
    08/5/2014 - 11:06 am | View Link
  • Testimony at EPA Hearings Favors Action - Huffington Post
    But I hope reporters and politicians will keep this week's public reaction in mind next time they're drawing conclusions about public...
    08/5/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • Politicians Shouldn't Question Drug Costs But Rather Their Value. ... - Forbes.com
    It is not too surprising to see politicians now suddenly jumping on the bandwagon and expressing outrage over the cost of new drugs.
    08/4/2014 - 8:41 am | View Link
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  • Vermont water activists, politicians call for ban on recreation, ‘human activity’
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — In response to an agency ruling that allows kayaking and swimming at Berlin Pond, water activists and elected officials gathered Saturday to call for a ban on “human activity” viewed as a threat to Montpelier’s water supply.
    08/18/2014 - 5:13 am | View Link
  • Staten Island's Alor Pasta Cafe festival attracts about 250 guests, local politicians (photos)
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Alor Pasta Café & Lounge of New Dorp reserved a third of the parking lot Sunday for its inaugural Pasta Festival. Over the course of the five-hour, free event — it kicked off at 11 a.m. — about 250 guests dropped by. "We ...
    08/18/2014 - 5:07 am | View Link
  • Stormont politicians' Middle East views 'predictable'
    The row in Newry over the Sinn Fein Mayor's letter proposing a boycott of Israeli goods is the latest in a sequence of incidents highlighting the tendency for many nationalists and unionists to take sides when it comes to the conflict in the Middle East.
    08/18/2014 - 5:05 am | View Link
  • New Tillis campaign ad hits politicians, doesn't mention he's House speaker
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis debuted a new TV ad Monday that talks about his background as an ordinary working person and takes a dig at Congress. (See ad below.) Shot in a diner, the ad shows Tillis saying: “Tired of being disgusted by ...
    08/18/2014 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • Politicians urged to reject Boundary Way estate new homes plan as application delayed again (From Watford Observer)
    The decision on controversial plans to build dozens of new homes in the cramped Garston estate has been delayed again. Disappointed residents of Boundary Way said the application to build 56 new homes, which has come before the committee three times in ...
    08/18/2014 - 4:15 am | View Link
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  • MPs' expenses
    MPs' Expenses. MPs' Expenses: The Telegraph's investigation, The Expenses Files, into how politicians - from the Cabinet to backbenchers of all parties - exploited ...
    08/22/2014 - 1:32 pm | View Link
  • Lim Kit Siang
    KJ John Malaysiakini Aug 19, 2014. Malaysia is not an Islamic state or a Muslim nation-state, but a Muslim-majority country which is well regarded by most of the ...
    08/22/2014 - 9:35 am | View Link
  • Politician
    A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision ...
    08/22/2014 - 7:12 am | View Link
  • Ipswich Spy
    The homepage of Ipswich Spy - an independent, hyperlocal, news website, focussing on the Ipswich area. It covers local interest stories, politics, culture, and news ...
    08/22/2014 - 6:58 am | View Link
  • plant
    plant (pl nt) n. 1. Botany. a. Any of various photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos ...
    08/21/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Link
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