Why Politicians Lie

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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
  • Freud would have a field day with our politicians - Sydney Morning Herald
    Freud would have a field day with our politicians - Brisbane Times
    09/1/2014 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • Nigeria: 2015 Polls - AllAfrica.com
    NBC), the regulatory organ for all radio and television stations in the country, has warned politicians and broadcasters not to use any of...
    09/1/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
  • Politicians Should Avoid Violence, Advises U.S. Ambassador - AllAfrica.com
    United States Ambasador, Mr. James F. Entwistle, said as a means of checking post-election violence, all politicians should take a pledge and...
    08/31/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
  • Politicians join Stockholm march against anti-semitism - Sveriges Radio
    Sweden: several government ministers among marchers against growing ... - European Jewish Press
    08/31/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • African-American men at risk, activism through social media, ... - Yahoo! News
    African-American men at risk, activism through social media, ... - Christian Science Monitor
    08/30/2014 - 7:30 am | View Link
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  • Politicians Interact With Voters At Annual Labor Day Parade
    NEWTOWN — Although Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley have been sniping at one another since the summer of 2010, Monday marked the official start of the 2014 race for governor, and for both candidates, that meant a two-mile walk through the center of Newtown for the community's annual Labor Day parade.
    09/1/2014 - 9:48 pm | View Link
  • Mick McGlone | All we want is our politicians to clearly stick to the rules
    I HAVE always advised people not to embellish a story— or make one up when there isn’t one.
    09/1/2014 - 6:48 pm | View Link
  • Politicians return to Northfield's Labor Day Parade
    Northfield's parade is the traditional culmination of the community's Labor Day celebrations and the largest celebration in the state.Politicians pounded the pavement for the first time in more than a decade.
    09/1/2014 - 6:22 pm | View Link
  • All we want is our politicians to clearly stick to the rules
    I HAVE always advised people not to embellish a story— or make one up when there isn’t one.
    09/1/2014 - 4:48 pm | View Link
  • Politicians come to Chapin for Labor Day parade
    An influx of politicians and potential politicians are in Chapin for the town's annual Labor Day parade.
    09/1/2014 - 8:18 am | View Link
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  • What should Texas politicians do to capture the elusive Hispanic vote?
    In this and every election season, Texas politicians head for the Rio Grande Valley to demonstrate their keen interest in Hispanic voters. But around 4.5 million of the state’s 9.5 million Hispanics live in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San ...
    09/28/2014 - 2:05 am | View Link
  • Politicians battle at bright leukaemia victim’s burial, police shoot to disperse crowd
    The late Perminus Nyakundi, who was battling leukemia but still managed to score straight As in 2012 KCSE examinations. NYAMIRA COUNTY: Drama and political argument marred a burial ceremony in Nyamira County as Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire and immediate ...
    09/28/2014 - 1:29 am | View Link
  • Parade, politicians and pie
    ELIOT, Maine – Chris Tuttle of King Tut’s Cider was selling plenty of chilled apple cider Saturday during the second day of Eliot Festival Days. With temperatures in the low 80s, he wasn’t selling much mulled cider though that was being kept warm on ...
    09/28/2014 - 1:15 am | View Link
  • Politicians not on the ballot invoked by party messages

    The proxy election is scarier than the real one as we "flASHback" on September's news that amused and confused:

    » The Republican Governors Association weighed in on our governor's race, claiming Democrat David Ige and the ...

    09/28/2014 - 12:35 am | View Link
  • Devolution should not mean paying for yet more politicians
    SIR – It need not be difficult for David Cameron to achieve his ambition of English votes for English laws without exceeding the number of existing parliamentarians in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons should continue to debate UK issues, with MPs ...
    09/27/2014 - 7:14 pm | View Link
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    plant (pl nt) n. 1. Botany. a. Any of various photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos ...
    09/27/2014 - 2:51 pm | View Website
  • Lim Kit Siang
    Targetting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim under the Sedition Act for his ceramah speech in March 2011 is the worst form of political vendetta and gross abuse of power in ...
    09/27/2014 - 3:59 am | View Website
  • The Political Graveyard: Politicians Who Died of Cancer
    A database of political history and cemeteries, with brief biographical entries for 256,218 U.S. political figures, living and dead, from the 1700s to the present.
    09/26/2014 - 4:11 pm | 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 ...
    09/26/2014 - 3:13 pm | View Website
  • Project Vote Smart
    Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit ...
    09/26/2014 - 6:52 am | View Website
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