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
  • Treat Robert Ford like other politicians, or we all look bad - Charleston Post and Courier
    Not when so many other politicians who have pleaded guilty to misusing far larger dollar amounts were only given probation.
    01/16/2015 - 6:29 am | View Link
  • Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks ... - Slashdot
    A Member Of Sweden's Pirate Party Pulled Off A Clever WiFi Trick On ... - Yahoo! Finance
    01/15/2015 - 1:20 pm | View Link
  • Billions In Poltical Donations Show Politicians Are Honest - Forbes.com
    ... support like-minded politicians and the politicians that most closely match the donors’ beliefs. The fact that, if elected, the politicians...
    01/15/2015 - 10:42 am | View Link
  • China's two biggest disgraced politicians form clique to challenge ... - Straits Times
    Zhou, Bo formed 'clique' to challenge leaders - Press Trust of India
    01/14/2015 - 12:36 pm | View Link
  • Celeb hotspots: Politicians find their flavor at Joe’s Seafood, ... - Sarnia Observer
    Celeb hotspots: Politicians find their flavor at Joe’s Seafood, ... - Nipawin Journal
    01/13/2015 - 11:14 am | View Link
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  • When it comes to corruption, U.S. politicians have a lot to learn
    He was hardly a household name, and he owed his authority to the votes of a few thousand people on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. But for more than two decades, Sheldon Silver was one of the most powerful people in New York politics. He held up budgets ...
    01/29/2015 - 3:53 pm | View Link
  • OPINION: politicians, like dogs, cannot serve two masters
    It's funny you know... The other day, as I was caught sitting at a set of traffic lights - while the gap between politicians and bad street performers narrowed - I found my attention drift from their 'look-at-me signs' and clown-waving, onto a sick and ...
    01/29/2015 - 3:47 pm | View Link
  • Politicians and Oil Men Swoon at the Arctic’s Siren Call Even as Scientists Warn of the Rocks Ahead
    From increasing heat, to melting snow and ice, and rising sea level, we’ve been getting a clearer picture of how Earth’s climate is changing and where it is probably heading in the next hundred years. But what about beyond a century? One way to gain ...
    01/29/2015 - 1:47 pm | View Link
  • Electronic Cigarettes Remain Top Tax Target For Politicians
    For decades, lawmakers have used the negative health consequences associated with tobacco use as a justification to raise tobacco taxes. In fact, over just the last thirteen years, federal and state governments have raised tobacco excise taxes more than ...
    01/29/2015 - 11:31 am | View Link
  • Private sector operators set agenda for politicians
    With just two weeks to the February elections, the Organised Private Sector is asking political actors to ensure that the next administration ushers in an investment-friendly business climate, Anna Okon writes A conducive business climate is vital to the ...
    01/29/2015 - 11:17 am | View Link
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  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. vote Top Fave in Politicians The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians; The Most Influential Politicians in American History; The Internet Reacts to Rick ...
    01/29/2015 - 5:11 am | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    If a politician can make a buck by opposing it, he will. Retaining top talent always requires what the market will bear, not what a politician thinks is fair.
    01/28/2015 - 7:10 pm | View Website
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    Information about politician in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. politician responsible, ... politician; Politicians; Politicians; Politicians;
    01/27/2015 - 10:46 pm | View Website
  • politician
    The politicians are wearing me out by pointing to their dirty records with ME, when they could as well use a stick.
    01/27/2015 - 3:41 am | View Website
  • Politician
    In civil uprisings, politicians may be called freedom fighters. In media campaigns, politicians are often referred to as activists. Contents.
    01/26/2015 - 2:30 am | View Website
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