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
  • Probe militant links of politicians: BJP to Mufti - Kashmir Times
    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should order a probe to ascertain the militant links of the mainstream politicians and reinvestigate the Hawala cases...
    07/5/2015 - 12:04 pm | View Link
  • ECB Wary of Rushed Judgment on Greece Before Politicians React - Yahoo! Finance
    ECB Wary of Rushed Judgment on Greece Before Politicians React - Bloomberg
    07/5/2015 - 5:54 am | View Link
  • Politicians: Term 'Islamic State' offends Muslims - WorldNetDaily
    Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined the growing chorus of British politicians who argue that the name “Islamic State” is...
    07/4/2015 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • Adam Hills' explosive rant at British politicians - Sydney Morning Herald
    Adam Hills' explosive rant at British politicians on The Last Leg - Barossa & Light Herald
    07/3/2015 - 8:03 am | View Link
  • Politicians give a nod to looming election - Belleville Intelligencer
    Something fishy about HarperPAC - Toronto Star Online
    07/2/2015 - 1:50 pm | View Link
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  • Adam Hills' explosive rant at British politicians on The Last Leg
    Adam Hills' explosive, expletive-filled rant about British politicians' treatment of "vulnerable children" has been described by some viewers as "one of the most important" outbursts in UK television history. It came during a segment about government ...
    07/5/2015 - 12:16 pm | View Link
  • Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup
    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there ...
    07/5/2015 - 12:10 pm | View Link
  • The legitimate, though unpopular, case for more politicians in Washington
    President Obama giving the State of the Union in the House chamber. It is very difficult to call the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors a "representative body." After all, LA County is home to roughly 10.4 million residents, and has just five county ...
    07/5/2015 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • ECB Wary of Rushed Judgment on Greece Before Politicians React
    The European Central Bank may choose to buy time for politicians to discuss the referendum that has left Greece’s finances hanging by a thread. While the Governing Council is due to talk on Monday on whether to keep supporting the country’s crippled ...
    07/5/2015 - 11:59 am | View Link
  • 5 times Australian politicians were more 'decadent' than gay marriage
    In the wake of the Irish vote in May and the recent decision in the U.S. Supreme Court to make marriage equality law, Australian politicians who still oppose gay marriage seem to be going out of their way to make ill-advised comments on the subject.
    07/5/2015 - 11:56 am | View Link
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  • politician
    politician - a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways. plotter, ... politician; Politicians; Politicians; Politicians;
    07/5/2015 - 1:42 pm | View Website
  • Politician | Definition of politician by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of POLITICIAN for Kids: a person who is active in government usually as an elected official
    07/5/2015 - 9:03 am | View Website
  • 2014 Congress | OpenSecrets
    Congress. The House of Representatives has 435 members, the Senate has 100, and OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all of them. Some of the leaders - and ...
    07/5/2015 - 4:38 am | View Website
  • Politicians Quotes
    Politicians Quotes from BrainyQuote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers.
    07/4/2015 - 4:07 pm | View Website
  • The Political Graveyard
    The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography (or, The Web Site that Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried) Created and maintained by ...
    07/4/2015 - 5:30 am | View Website
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