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
  • DC Politicians Get Into April Fools' Day Spirit - ABC News
    DC Politicians Get Into April Fools' Day Spirit - Yahoo! News
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  • Politicians file nominations ahead of general elections - NewKerala.com
    Candidates file nominations in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Ooty - The Hindu
    04/1/2014 - 1:23 pm | View Link
  • Politicians Ignore Subsidiarity At Their Own Risk - Catholic Online
    More Politics & Policy News Politicians Ignore Subsidiarity At Their Own Risk By Deal W. Hudson Because of the ongoing furor about who caused...
    04/1/2014 - 11:04 am | View Link
  • On Mar. 25, paintings by non-professional artists including local ... - St. Petersburg Times Russia
    ... that was sold at 51,000 rubles ($1451). The most active buyers included businessmen from St. Petersburg and Moscow and local city politicians.
    04/1/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • Politicians fundraise to beat the buzzer - Washington Post
    College basketball’s March Madness continues into April, but for politicians playing in their own March competition, their game ends Monday with a
    04/1/2014 - 4:28 am | View Link
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  • 'Politicians, ordinary folk want to join Binay'
    MANILA - Political leaders and ordinary folk from all over the country have been wanting to join Vice President Jejomar Binay’s advocacy, which is why he decided to form a new political party, a lawmaker close to him said yesterday.
    03/1/2014 - 10:21 pm | View Link
  • Kill the bill that would let politicians muck around with Common Core standards, says education dean
    “Politicians have proven themselves... to be wholly unqualified to make even remotely positive decisions about public education policy," writes Tim Slekar of Edgewood College.
    03/1/2014 - 11:15 am | View Link
  • Another political circus show?
    By-elections are akin to a circus where politicians have replaced animals to entertain voters.
    02/28/2014 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • Celebs, Politicians React to Veto of Controversial Ariz. Bill
    Celebrities and politicians took to the web Wednesday, responding to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a controversial bill that sparked national debate over religious and gay rights.
    02/28/2014 - 1:38 pm | View Link
  • Former & current politicians pay respects to Chua Sian Chin
    Former and current politicians paid their respects to the late former minister Chua Sian Chin on Friday. Mr Chua died from heart failure Wednesday night.
    02/28/2014 - 10:02 am | View Link
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  • Ponnuru: One piece of advice all politicians need to know
    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected ...
    04/15/2014 - 6:41 am | View Link
  • The dangers of financially illiterate politicians
    Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. When the city of South Miami decided to build a new parking garage to the tune of $12 million ...
    04/15/2014 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • Young politicians of the future
    Pupils at ten High Peak schools have been having a say on the issues that matter to them. Children at New Mills Secondary School, New Mills Primary School, Hague Bar Primary School, St Mary’s Primary in New Mills, Buxworth Primary School, St George’s ...
    04/15/2014 - 6:30 am | View Link
  • Politicians will feel the fury of Britain’s renters
    The rapid rise of Britain’s private rental sector seems to have flummoxed policymakers. Over a decade the number of people living in private rented accommodation has doubled to over 9 million, outstripping social tenancy to become the second largest form ...
    04/15/2014 - 4:36 am | View Link
  • Swedish Politicians Duke it Out in StarCraft II Tournament
    Not every politician is out to make the world of video games more difficult for the studios and the consumers. Last week, a group of Swedish politicians got together to play in a StarCraft II tournament they called Politikerstarcraft. Jonathan Rieder ...
    04/15/2014 - 4:17 am | View Link
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  • List of New Zealand politicians
    The following is a list of New Zealand politicians, both past and present. The scope is quite broad, including prominent candidates for local and central government ...
    04/17/2014 - 3:26 pm | View Website
  • Quotes about Politics and Politicians, Political Sayings
    Quotations about politics and politicians, from The Quote Garden.
    04/17/2014 - 12:13 pm | View Website
  • Lim Kit Siang
    The government’s denial syndrome in both the MH370 disaster and ESSCOM crisis are the biggest stumbling blocks in efforts to restore national and international ...
    04/17/2014 - 11:52 am | View Website
  • Pakistan Laws, Courts, Politics, News, People ...
    Pakistani laws, elections in Pakistan, Pakistani people, politicians and much more about the country called Pakistan.
    04/17/2014 - 9:36 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    04/17/2014 - 7:48 am | View Website
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