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 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 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 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
  • The spectacle of nuns who presume to be politicians’ “guardian angels”
    What is it about nuns and the way they play “guardian angel” to supposedly “oppressed” public figures? Back in 2008, it was star “whistle-blower” Jun Lozada — a key witness in the ZTE broadband deal — making a spectacle of himself hiding ...
    02/18/2017 - 11:57 pm | View Link
  • Politicians cry foul as Mt Kenya tycoons push for higher stake
    Kieni MP Kanini Kega helps an elderly woman as she heads to an IEBC registration centre to register as a voter. MPs from Nyeri have been accused of lacking interest in mobilising their constituents to register as voters in the ongoing voter registration drive.
    02/18/2017 - 11:54 pm | View Link
  • Maryland Politicians Consider a Bill on ‘Affirmative Consent’
    “Affirmative consent” is a fuzzy concept even for adults, which is why one of them taught 10th graders in California that they must say “yes” every 10 minutes during sex or it becomes rape. The concept was enshrined in state law in October 2015 ...
    02/18/2017 - 11:04 pm | View Link
  • Pro-EU politicians must show courage to oppose Brexit, says Mandelson
    New Labour architect and peer says the government’s pursuit of leaving the bloc at any cost must be challenged Pro-EU politicians need to show more courage in opposing Brexit, Peter Mandelson has said, as he urged the public to donate in support of Tony ...
    02/18/2017 - 10:43 pm | View Link
  • Lord Mandelson branded 'yesterday's man' by minister after urging politicians to rise up against Brexit
    Lord Mandelson has been branded "yesterday's man" and a "blast from the past" by a minister after urging the public to give money to Tony Blair's campaign to block Brexit. The peer, who was one of the architects of New Labour, urged politicians from all ...
    02/18/2017 - 10:42 pm | View Link
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  • Project Vote Smart
    Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit ...
    02/15/2017 - 12:29 pm | View Website
  • FactCheck.org
    Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Offers email ...
    02/14/2017 - 7:03 pm | View Website
  • onEarth Stories | NRDC
    With all the political, economic, and cultural barriers women face, how can we expect them to save us from climate change?
    02/14/2017 - 6:35 pm | View Website
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