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
  • Court ruling stirs politicians - Korea Times
    Politicians have been paying keen attention to the decision of the court as it will lead to a reduction in the number of lawmakers chosen from...
    10/30/2014 - 5:28 am | View Link
  • U.S. Politicians Left Holding TransCanada's Bag on Keystone - Huffington Post
    News story , in which TransCanada signals it's walking away from the project that has become these politicians' favorite talking point.
    10/29/2014 - 3:39 pm | View Link
  • With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on ... - Yahoo! News
    With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on ... - Reuters India
    10/29/2014 - 1:13 pm | View Link
  • Brazilians Teach Democratic Lesson to Politicians, Says Lula - Prensa Latina
    ... in a video published today on the Web that Brazilians taught an extraordinary lesson on democracy to politicians in the elections on Sunday.
    10/29/2014 - 12:37 pm | View Link
  • Politicians live it up and have the lobbyists pay - CNN
    Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay - KEYT3
    10/29/2014 - 9:02 am | View Link
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  • Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show
    But "Mr and Mrs Everyone," due to premiere in a few weeks on the private D8 network, has provoked charges of being a gimmick debasing the decorum of public office at a time when a stagnant French economy and high unemployment has already led to pubic ...
    10/30/2014 - 1:11 am | View Link
  • Politicians like Calais' mayor should stop telling tales and start listening to asylum seekers
    How many migrants or refugees has Natacha Bouchart spoken to lately? Judging by her evidence to the home affairs select committee earlier this week, the answer is none. Bouchart is mayor of Calais, a small town in France where a transient population of ...
    10/30/2014 - 1:08 am | View Link
  • Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay
    On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country. Destinations include Napa Valley in California for wine tasting, Wyoming for fly fishing and any number of spas, golf courses, even ...
    10/30/2014 - 1:06 am | View Link
  • Politicians should honor their commitments, not pretend to be leaders

    In less than a week, we will have the mid-term elections. We've see most of the same faces, switching places or careers and campaigning with the usual truckload of promises that they know they won't be able to keep, "humbly asking for our vote ...

    10/30/2014 - 12:31 am | View Link
  • Visit the needy regularly, Shamenda tells politicians
    LABOUR minister Fackson Shamenda says Zambia’s economic and social development challenges have forced many people to forget about the vulnerable and needy in society. Speaking when the Ministry of Labour presented assorted items worth K4,500 to Chawama ...
    10/29/2014 - 10:09 pm | View Link
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  • Politicians live it up and have the lobbyists pay
    When lobbyists were banned from taking politicians on luxury trips, the politicians came up with this variation.
    10/29/2014 - 4:57 pm | View Link
  • Category:Washington (state) politicians
    Pages in category "Washington (state) politicians" The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . ...
    10/28/2014 - 4:41 am | View Link
  • Washington Politicians List
    Washington politicians list of state executives, legislators, U.S. senators & representatives on an advanced political community for liberals, progressives ...
    10/27/2014 - 7:34 am | View Link
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    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Important Leaders in World History; The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time; The Most Influential Politicians in ...
    10/27/2014 - 5:54 am | View Link
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    Pages in category "Politicians" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . ...
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