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
  • Getting a read on our politicians - Chatham Daily News
    Getting a read on our politicians - Barrie Examiner
    07/2/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • Pete Townshend: 'Celebrities And Politicians Should Not Mix' - Contactmusic
    However, Townshend, who was not invited to Cameron's event, insists politicians should not seek approval from stars, and reveals he warned...
    07/2/2014 - 11:21 am | View Link
  • 'Facebook Is a Transparent Medium for Politicians to Connect' - Silicon India
    PM Narendra Modi Draws Twitter, Facebook Deeper into Government - NDTV
    07/2/2014 - 6:22 am | View Link
  • Politicians takes note of the rapidly rising export business of ... - PR inside
    During the half-day visit, the delegation of 18 politicians and trade association members informed themselves in detail about the foreign...
    07/2/2014 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • Probe into politicians-militants nexus after firm evidence - Nagaland Post
    Probe into Meghalaya politician-militant nexus only after proof - Mangalorean
    07/1/2014 - 7:07 am | View Link
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  • Politicians should live on minimum wage
    The politicians need to be joined by upper management – especially CEOs – in living on minimum wage for a week ("Dems to live on minimum wage," July 23). The reality lessons learned from their experiences will be extremely minimal, however, because ...
    07/28/2014 - 12:18 am | View Link
  • Politicians demand apology from Germany's biggest-selling newspaper for editorial comment piece criticising Islam and accusing it of 'murderous contempt for women and homosexuals'
    Germany's biggest-selling newspaper has faced calls to apologise for an editorial comment piece criticising Islam which has sparked debate and controversy in the country. Nicolaus Fest, the vice editor in chief of the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, was ...
    07/28/2014 - 12:06 am | View Link
  • PM urges caution on what some politicians are saying
    Do not be swayed by what some politicians are saying. Those are the comments made by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who said these politicians will forget the voters once they are in government after the elections. Speaking at the opening of the ...
    07/27/2014 - 2:53 pm | View Link
  • Banking inquiry to confirm politicians cannot be trusted to investigate politicians
    Stephen Donnelly, the energetic Independent TD for Wicklow and east Carlow, is generally credited with having struck a severe blow to the credibility of the forthcoming banking inquiry. Five weeks ago he resigned from the inquiry claiming the Taoiseach had ...
    07/27/2014 - 1:11 pm | View Link
  • Lebanese politicians still split over Presidency
    Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Michel Aoun, one of the contenders for the Lebanese Presidency, offered to withdraw from the race on Saturday, in return for changes to Lebanon’s electoral system. Aoun, the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, said he was ...
    07/27/2014 - 2:41 am | View Link
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  • Facebook
    Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with...
    07/25/2014 - 9:14 pm | View Link
  • Politics
    For the political magazine, see The Politic. For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation).
    07/25/2014 - 4:21 pm | View Link
  • Ipswich Spy | Political Gossip, Comment & Intrigue
    Political Gossip, Comment & Intrigue ... Labour have raised more money than any other party in Ipswich so far, as local political parties seek to build up ...
    07/25/2014 - 3:59 pm | View Link
  • MPs' expenses
    MPs' Expenses. MPs' Expenses: The Telegraph's investigation, The Expenses Files, into how politicians - from the Cabinet to backbenchers of all parties - exploited ...
    07/25/2014 - 10:23 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    07/25/2014 - 8:43 am | View Link
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