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
  • Brazilian politicians skip Olympics amid bad mood of country - Chicago Daily Herald
    Brazilian politicians skip Olympics amid bad mood of country - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    08/19/2016 - 3:05 pm | View Link
  • Thomas D. Elias: Politicians' talk of regulatory reform is just ... - Palo Alto Daily News
    ... are consistently met with vetoes, legislative detours and other obfuscation despite the pious rhetoric of powerful politicians from Gov.
    08/19/2016 - 10:07 am | View Link
  • Baltimore Politicians Pick Their Summer Songs: SRB asks us to meet ... - Baltimore City Paper Online
    Last week, President Obama released two playlists featuring his favorite songs for the summer . We thought we'd look to some Baltimore politicians
    08/19/2016 - 9:56 am | View Link
  • Austrian politicians call for a ban on full body veil - Reuters India
    France Has the Burkini Blues - New York Times
    08/18/2016 - 11:13 am | View Link
  • Billionaire investor Howard Marks used a weird reference to 'jumbo ... - Yahoo! Finance
    Billionaire investor Howard Marks used a weird reference to 'jumbo ... - Business Insider
    08/18/2016 - 9:51 am | View Link
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  • 'Humanitarian airstrikes': a reassuring gloss for the actions of politicians
    In an extract from his book Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges, Peter Gill laments aid agencies’ waning independence and the dangers staff face A Médecins Sans Frontières staff member inspects the damage at an MSF hospital in Kunduz ...
    08/24/2016 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • Column: Politicians make laws; businesses make decisions
    This may look political, but it isn’t. This is an essay on how economics works to the disadvantage of working people. We just got back from a vacation in the Rocky Mountains. As the train wended it’s way west a large number of trains were headed east.
    08/24/2016 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • The poor pay for trust in politicians | Feedback
    They are rich. They are quite famous and well known. They have servants or people working for them who cater to their needs. They live in very fine homes; some in opulent homes with well-manicured lawns. They always travel first class, if not on their own ...
    08/24/2016 - 5:37 am | View Link
  • California Politicians Want Your Nest Egg
    California politicians are about to create a new government-backed competitor to private retirement plans. But the state program likely won’t have the usual consumer protections or disclosure requirements. Also, taxpayers could be on the hook for losses.
    08/24/2016 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels Soundtrack Politicians’ Battle Royale in ‘Nobody Speak’ Video
    “Nobody Speak” is billed as a DJ Shadow track that features Run the Jewels, but the ball-fisted The Mountain Will Fall highlight fits squarely within the duo’s lane. So it makes sense that the “Nobody Speak” video features some socio-political ...
    08/24/2016 - 4:59 am | View Link
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  • Politicians
    Politicians, political leaders, or political figures (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") are people who are involved in influencing public policy and decision ...
    08/20/2016 - 6:17 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.
    08/20/2016 - 4:01 am | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    08/20/2016 - 2:13 am | View Website
  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of politician for Students : a person who is active in government usually as an elected official. Learn More about politician. Spanish Central: ...
    08/19/2016 - 11:36 pm | View Website
  • Politician
    Identity. Politicians are people who are politically active, especially in party politics. Positions range from local offices to executive, legislative ...
    08/19/2016 - 10:14 am | View Website
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