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
  • Kenya: Mutua Advises Residents to Shun Dishonest Politicians
    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has urged churches not to host leaders who lack integrity. The Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement party leader said politicians were using the churches to spread hatred. He was speaking at Mulala Catholic Church in Makueni.
    12/4/2016 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • Kashmiri politicians can't utter a word against Pak: Singh
    Kashmiri politicians can speak anything against India but they they had no courage to say a word against the separatists and Pakistan, Union minister Jitendra Singh on said. Without naming former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, Singh ...
    12/4/2016 - 8:38 am | View Link
  • Taxes, Budget Up For Discussion As Business Leaders, Politicians Gather In Portland
    Oregon business and political leaders are meeting in Portland Monday for an annual economic conference. The gathering is expected to focus heavily on tax and budget issues. The Oregon Leadership Summit at the Oregon Convention Center is hosted by several ...
    12/4/2016 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • Pro-India politicians root cause of peoples’ miseries, says APHC
    SRINAGAR (Online): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that pro-India politicians and their lust for power are the root cause of all the miseries of the people of the territory. An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in ...
    12/4/2016 - 6:51 am | View Link
  • IDS declarant Mahesh Shah says Rs 13,860 crores belongs to ‘politicians, bureaucrats’
    Ahmedabad, December 4: Gujarat-based businessman Mahesh Shah who had gone missing since the last couple of days after declaring black money worth Rs 13,860 crore in September has been detained by Income Tax officials today. During Mahesh Shah’s ...
    12/4/2016 - 6:28 am | View Link
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  • Politician
    Identity. Politicians are people who are politically active, especially in party politics. Positions range from local offices to executive, legislative ...
    12/2/2016 - 2:05 pm | View Website
  • List of Jewish American politicians
    This is a list of notable Jewish American politicians, arranged chronologically. For other notable Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans.
    11/28/2016 - 2:38 pm | View Website
  • Politicians Archives | Snopes.com
    Archive of posts by category: Politicians. Archive of posts by category: Politicians. Email to a friend. Your email address. Your friend's address. Subject.
    11/27/2016 - 2:51 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.
    11/27/2016 - 12:20 am | View Website
  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of politician for English Language Learners: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official. POLITICIAN Defined for Kids. politician
    11/26/2016 - 10:33 pm | View Website
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