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
  • US politicians continue to disappoint, but French doctors investigate e-cigs for asthma treatment
    Anti-vaping disinformation continues to spread in the USA with the release of a heavily biased advisory message in Tennessee, and an FDA announcement that suggests the agency is doubling down on its hostile attitude to the industry. New Zealand also saw ...
    01/15/2017 - 1:02 am | View Link
  • Politicians are elected but by no means are they representative
    Political leaders are in a state of ­advanced denial about the decay of liberal democracy and their contribution to its decline. Their refusal to adopt realism in analysing the root causes of rising ­nationalism, popular democracy and counter ...
    01/15/2017 - 12:53 am | View Link
  • 'Neglected' A19 needs more than promises, politicians and business leaders say
    A key road which acts as an artery for North East businesses has been neglected by Whitehall for far too long, politicians and business leaders have said. The A19 is in need of major investment and proposed multi-million schemes won’t go far enough, it ...
    01/15/2017 - 12:43 am | View Link
  • Russia compiling ‘blackmail dossiers’ on ‘all high-profile politicians’
    The Kremlin is compiling a ‘blackmail’ dossier with potentially compromising details about senior British politicians, a former Foreign Office minister has claimed. Chris Bryant claimed he has been the victim of a smear campaign and is ‘absolutely ...
    01/14/2017 - 11:27 pm | View Link
  • Russian strongman is using KGB-style tactics to try and ‘dig up dirt on British politicians such as Boris Johnson’
    SENIOR British politicians such as Boris Johnson are being targeted the Kremlin for potentially compromising details about their private lives which could be used against them, it has been claimed. Chris Bryant, who was European minister in the last Labour ...
    01/14/2017 - 11:26 pm | View Link
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  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Define politician: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official
    01/11/2017 - 5:39 am | View Link
  • Politician
    Identity. Politicians are people who are politically active, especially in party politics. Positions range from local offices to executive, legislative ...
    01/11/2017 - 4:35 am | View Link
  • Politicians Quotes
    Politicians Quotes from BrainyQuote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers.
    01/9/2017 - 11:28 pm | View Link
  • Urban Dictionary: politician
    politicians dont do shit for the common man. they only help the rich ... politician part; politicians casket; politicians of the world; Politicianspeak;
    01/9/2017 - 11:21 pm | View Link
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    01/9/2017 - 7:46 pm | View Link
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