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
  • Ivanka, the Fraudster and the Panama Hotel That Made Trump Rich
    In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white Cadillac with a Donald Trump logo on the side. The limousine belonged to a business run by a ...
    11/19/2017 - 4:53 am | View Link
  • Exclusive: Steven Mnuchin talks tax reform push
    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," November 19, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST: I’m Chris Wallace. The wave of sexual harassment cases sweeping the nation reaches the ...
    11/19/2017 - 4:51 am | View Link
  • After boasting of sex with 50 women, Supreme Court judge apologizes
    An Ohio Supreme Court justice is apologizing for a recent Facebook post in which he boasted of having sex with about 50 women over 50 years. “There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to admit you were wrong,” Justice William O’Neill ...
    11/19/2017 - 4:48 am | View Link
  • Ivanka and the fugitive from Panama
    SNAPPED: Ivanka Trump and Alexandre Ventura Nogueira at Trump Tower in New York in 2006, and Donald Trump with Nogueira at Mar-a-Lago in 2007. The photographs were obtained from Nogueira, who did not identify who took them. PANAMA CITY/TORONTO - In the ...
    11/19/2017 - 4:47 am | View Link
  • Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa
    PARIS — The fashion community poured out tributes on Saturday to Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, following his death here at age 77. The cause of death was heart failure.
    11/19/2017 - 4:43 am | View Link
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  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    11/16/2017 - 2:03 am | View Website
  • Politician
    A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions ...
    11/14/2017 - 9:25 pm | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    in politicians Richard Blumenthal rising to #27 The Most Annoying Politicians Currently in Office Government 574 people have voted on The Best One-Term U.S ...
    11/14/2017 - 7:02 pm | View Website
  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    But the campaign now has been reinvigorated by seeing the politicians jailed, and plans have been revived for a joint election list to maximize their representation ...
    11/14/2017 - 10:48 am | View Website
  • John C. Frémont
    John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier who, in 1856, became the first candidate of ...
    11/14/2017 - 4:36 am | View Website
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