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
  • The IBB Takes A Beating From Politicians: Let's Look At The Charts - BioPortfolio
    ... and Healthcare News Original Article: NEXT ARTICLE More From BioPortfolio on "The IBB Takes A Beating From Politicians: Let's Look At The...
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  • Zambia: Tame Your Tongues, Church Urges Politicians - AllAfrica.com
    EFZ Executive Director Pukuta Mwanza says politicians should realize that they only differ in ideologies, while they all remain Zambians.
    02/2/2016 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • Political prisoners-turned-politicians form Myanmar's new ruling ... - Manawatu Standard
    Myanmar MPs hold landmark session - BBC
    02/1/2016 - 3:47 pm | View Link
  • Politicians need online petitions not expensive plebiscites - Canberra Times
    Being suspicious of politicians is nothing new. But when politicians brazenly say they plan to ignore the people, we've reached a new low.
    02/1/2016 - 12:04 pm | View Link
    Cutting across party lines, politicians are discovering the youth connect to power.
    02/1/2016 - 7:29 am | View Link
  • Politicians are so predictable, a robot can literally write their ... - Chicago Daily Herald
    Spend enough time watching politicians talk, and pretty soon you'll have a good idea of how to address the public like a seasoned elected official.
    01/31/2016 - 8:38 am | View Link
  • Washington State Politicians Wrangle Over Funding-Formula Deadline - Education Week
    Politicians in Washington state are at odds over when they should be able to come up with a new school funding formula as mandated by the state's ...
    01/29/2016 - 7:43 am | View Link
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  • Kenya: How Politicians Saved the Day in Gor-Nuttall Standoff
    Frank Nuttall's abrupt resignation as head coach of Gor Mahia on Thursday night took a political dimension hours later, prompting club officials to temporarily reinstate the Scottish trainer. The furore surrounding Nuttall's future started Thursday evening ...
    02/7/2016 - 6:55 pm | View Link
  • Northern Ireland Health: Greater Manchester health chief in warning to politicians
    Image caption Ian Williamson is the chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution The man overseeing the transformation of health and social care in Greater Manchester has said politicians in Northern Ireland should put their ...
    02/7/2016 - 5:52 pm | View Link
  • Opioid abuse epidemic catching attention of Missouri politicians, law enforcement
    JOPLIN - The text message to Mark Bridges, coroner of Newton County, told a story that has become increasingly familiar in Southwest Missouri. “Mercy ICU just phoned in the brain death of a 42-year-old female. Was homeless, found in a garage. IV meth user.
    02/7/2016 - 3:48 pm | View Link
  • A prince among politicians’
    COMMENT Today is the 113th birth anniversary of the country’s founding prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, a remembrance hard to keep in mind amid the Lunar New Year festivity. From all counts, this year’s festivity is subdued because of ...
    02/7/2016 - 3:34 pm | View Link
  • Netanyahu seeks to suspend Palestinian politicians
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a bill that would suspend lawmakers who follow in the footsteps of three Palestinian members of the Knesset, including Hanin Zoabi, who visited relatives of alleged Palestinian attackers. Netanyahu's ...
    02/7/2016 - 8:37 am | View Link
  • Jewish politicians meet with terrorist families too
    The prime minister announced on Sunday that he would be promoting legislation to bar three MKs who met with families of terrorists from serving in Knesset. His announcement came in response to a report that Arab members of Knesset from the nationalist ...
    02/7/2016 - 5:58 am | View Link
  • IPL auction: Omar Abdullah compares unsold players to politicians without cabinet berths
    Over 350 players went under the hammer at the auction held on Saturday in Bengaluru but some big names remained unsold. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saw the lighter side at IPL auction on Saturday likening "unsold" cricketers to ...
    02/6/2016 - 10:56 pm | View Link
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  • Politicians
    In her secret soul, however, she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and the the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names, but she ...
    02/9/2016 - 12:59 am | View Website
  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Define politician: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official—usage, synonyms, more. Follow: GAMES; WORD OF THE DAY; VIDEO; WORDS AT PLAY;
    02/6/2016 - 3:11 am | View Website
  • Richest Politicians | Celebrity Net Worth
    These are the richest politicians in the world! Here you will find a listing of the highest paid politicians, past and current. They may not agree on much, but most ...
    02/5/2016 - 8:59 pm | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician suggests the schemes and devices of a person who engages in (especially small) politics for party ends or for one's own advantage: a dishonest politician.
    02/5/2016 - 11:12 am | View Website
  • Politician
    A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government.
    02/5/2016 - 9:46 am | View Website
  • Politician
    The orator, or the politician, who can produce such a state of things, is commonly popular with his contemporaries, however he may be treated by posterity.
    02/4/2016 - 10:04 pm | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Politics & History lists at Ranker - the ultimate source for top 10, top 100, best of, funny, factual, and Politics & History lists of any kind
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