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
  • FIRST® Kicks Off World’s Largest Celebration of Young Innovators and Changemakers
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 22, 2018--This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to Houston, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated, held at the George R.
    04/21/2018 - 7:33 pm | View Link
  • German opposition politicians want to see Russia at G7 summit in Canada
    TASS, April 22. Opposition politicians in Germany want Russia to be invited to the G7 summit in Canada in early June, DPA agency reported on Sunday. "If the West really intends to re-enter into constructive dialogue with Russia, this is an appropriate case.
    04/21/2018 - 7:20 pm | View Link
  • Sharing memories of Barbara Bush in Las Vegas
    The timing was perfect for my one-and-only interview with Barbara Bush. In 1999, she was in Las Vegas to raise money for son George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential bid. No longer first lady, she was more forthcoming than she had been when her husband was ...
    04/21/2018 - 6:52 pm | View Link
  • The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Infinity War’
    The beginning of time: The Big Bang explodes from six preexisting singularities. As the universe is created, remnants of these singularities are forged into objects with incredible power over specific aspects of existence: Space, Mind, Reality, Power ...
    04/21/2018 - 10:42 am | View Link
  • Seven-round NFL Mock Draft: 21 trades, 256 picks and draft class analysis for all 32 teams
    With less than a week until the start of the 2018 NFL Draft, you've seen plenty of mock drafts at this point (and here are some more great ones). Most are of the one-round variety, but you've been able to dig up some that go deeper, and even a few that ...
    04/21/2018 - 5:39 am | View Link
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  • What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing pot?
    Legalization advocates say there is no one thing that has happened recently to spark these politicians to suddenly switch from their long-entrenched views.
    04/20/2018 - 10:51 am | View Website
  • Barbara Bush's death prompts outpouring of support from ...
    Politicians and public figures took to social media Tuesday evening to express condolences to the Bush family over the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush. The matriarch of the Bush dynasty died Tuesday at the age of 92. She had recently decided to forgo further medical treatment for her failing ...
    04/17/2018 - 5:13 pm | View Website
  • 'Thoughts and prayers' and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America ...
    Why can't America control guns? Blame the NRA and its millions.
    04/17/2018 - 7:05 am | View Website
  • California governor blames 'low-life politicians' as ...
    California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, during a Tuesday visit to Washington, blamed “low-life politicians” for the backlash over his state's “sanctuary” laws and sparred with President Trump over a push to send National Guard troops to the southern border.
    04/16/2018 - 7:59 pm | View Website
  • Barbara Bush remembered by politicians, lawmakers around the ...
    With the news of former first lady Barbara Bush’s passing on Tuesday, lawmakers and officials from around the world shared fond words about the family’s matriarch.
    04/16/2018 - 7:59 pm | View Website
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