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
  • Politicians have become the enablers in gun insanity: DiManno - Toronto Star Online
    Normally politicians are responsive to the views of the electorate.
    10/2/2015 - 9:13 am | View Link
  • In FIFA crisis, politicians must turn up the heat for change - Raleigh News & Observer
    In FIFA crisis, politicians must turn up the heat for change - Modesto Bee
    10/2/2015 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • The times politicians tried to care about footy - Sydney Morning Herald
    All the times politicians tried to care about football - Sydney Morning Herald
    10/1/2015 - 12:56 pm | View Link
  • Politicians ignored problems in maternity sector for years, TDs told - Irish Times
    Leo Varadkar More Topics Thu, Oct 1, 2015, 11:58 First published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015, 11:58 Politicians abandoned staff working in maternity...
    10/1/2015 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • Asian-American politicians challenge Kyoto youngsters to enter ... - Japan Times
    ... right to vote but also their right to hold elected office and enter politics, a visiting delegation of politicians from the United States said...
    09/30/2015 - 4:54 am | View Link
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  • As distrust grows within, Bisara tells politicians to keep off
    The Greater Noida district administration on Wednesday intensified efforts to douse the communal tensions in the western Uttar Pradesh village where Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched over rumours of eating beef. Despite the efforts by District Magistrate ...
    10/7/2015 - 9:07 am | View Link
  • What Putin Understands About the Middle East That U.S. Politicians Don't
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in Syria has created a new situation that leaves most U.S. presidential candidates' policy proposals, looking weak and misdirected if not irrelevant. American politicians tend toward ...
    10/7/2015 - 7:24 am | View Link
  • No FIR against politicians who visited Dadri: Uttar Pradesh Police
    LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday said no FIR has been lodged against any political leader who visited Dadri after the violent incidents that took place on September 28. The statement followed reports that police have lodged FIRs against Union ...
    10/7/2015 - 6:32 am | View Link
  • American politicians have blood on their hands
    Ten people were killed and seven wounded recently in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States, they are symptomatic of a society engulfed ...
    10/7/2015 - 5:47 am | View Link
  • Homeland security secretary tells politicians to cut back on the rhetoric
    The nation’s homeland security chief had a stern message to presidential candidates and other politicians on Wednesday: Tone it down. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson made his plea while appearing at a conference hosted by Latino lawmakers.
    10/7/2015 - 5:20 am | View Link
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  • Politician
    Who are considered politicians. Politicians are people who are politically active; especially in party politics. They are people holding or seeking political office ...
    10/5/2015 - 10:13 am | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    noun 1. a person who is active in party politics. 2. a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about ...
    10/5/2015 - 7:21 am | View Website
  • California Politicians on the Issues
    California Politicians on the Issues: Candidates and representatives from California: (Click on a name to see issue stances) Issues comparisons for California:
    10/5/2015 - 12:26 am | View Website
  • Quotes About Politicians (283 quotes)
    283 quotes have been tagged as politicians: George Bernard Shaw: ‘He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political...
    10/4/2015 - 2:32 pm | View Website
  • 2016 Congress | OpenSecrets
    2014 Overview; Historical Elections; ... Home / Politicians & Elections / Congress / Overview ... Use the search box to find the member or congressional candidate you ...
    10/4/2015 - 1:56 pm | View Website
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