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
  • Do Politicians Actually Care About Nuclear Matters? - Forbes.com
    Why don’t politicians ever talk about nuclear energy?
    10/10/2014 - 1:06 pm | View Link
  • Let’s look for leaders, rather than politicians - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Of course, candidates are referred to as politicians and sadly many of them consider themselves politicians and act accordingly.
    10/10/2014 - 12:11 pm | View Link
  • Kevin Spacey slams politicians at Philanthropy Honors Gala - India4u.com
    ... politicians at Departures magazine's Philanthropy Honors Gala at the Park Hyatt. The 55-year-old actor said that because the politicians don't...
    10/10/2014 - 7:39 am | View Link
  • Cramer: Politicians finally hear market cries - Chicago Daily Herald
    Cramer: Politicians finally hear market cries - CNBC
    10/10/2014 - 7:23 am | View Link
  • Spacey blasts politicians - FOXNews.com
    Kevin Spacey: Real politicians 'don't get anything done' - The Hill
    10/9/2014 - 9:01 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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  • Politicians fight over the zombie vote in Spokane; 'Z Nation' issue in Washington senate race
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Zombies have become a political issue in a state Senate race in Spokane. Incumbent Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner is challenged by Democrat Rich Cowan, whose North by Northwest production company helped film "Z Nation" for the ...
    10/22/2014 - 2:34 am | View Link
  • Looking to the Founders: Politicians Have Always Played Dirty Politics
    We’re in the home stretch of an important mid-term election. The Senate looks to be in jeopardy — the balance of power for the rest of the Obama administration seems up for grabs. The television, Internet, and radio ads are a constant barrage of ...
    10/22/2014 - 2:12 am | View Link
  • Don’t vote for politicians who deserted you – Shettima warns Borno residents
    Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has counselled Borno residents not to vote for politicians who abandoned them in their hours of need during the 2015 general elections. He also boasted that the All Progressives Congress will win all the six ...
    10/22/2014 - 1:48 am | View Link
  • U.K. politicians fall back on tough talk as de-radicalization efforts flounder
    LONDON – Mizanur Rahman laughs when he recalls the de-radicalization program he was sent on in 2008 after being released from a British jail where he had served two years for inciting violence against British and American troops. “I’d go there, I’d ...
    10/21/2014 - 6:28 pm | View Link
  • A Parade of Narco-Tied Politicians Are Winning Elections in Peru
    Midterm elections in Peru have highlighted the growing influence of organized crime and drug money in the political sphere of the world's top cocaine producing country. Hundreds of winners of Peru's October 5 elections are under investigation for drug ...
    10/21/2014 - 6:23 pm | View Link
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  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    4. Politician, statesman refer to one skilled in politics. These terms differ particularly in their connotations; politician is more often derogatory, and statesman ...
    10/20/2014 - 12:19 am | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Influential Politicians in American History; The Internet Reacts to Rick Perry's Debate Gaffe; The Most Important ...
    10/19/2014 - 10:53 pm | View Website
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    Pages in category "Politicians" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . ...
    10/19/2014 - 8:01 pm | View Website
  • Oregon Politicians on the Issues
    Oregon Politicians on the Issues: Candidates and representatives from Oregon: (Click on a name to see issue stances) Issues comparisons for Oregon:
    10/19/2014 - 8:55 am | View Website
  • Politicians Quotes
    A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and ...
    10/19/2014 - 6:03 am | View Website
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