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
  • Freud would have a field day with our politicians - Sydney Morning Herald
    Freud would have a field day with our politicians - Brisbane Times
    09/1/2014 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • Nigeria: 2015 Polls - AllAfrica.com
    NBC), the regulatory organ for all radio and television stations in the country, has warned politicians and broadcasters not to use any of...
    09/1/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
  • Politicians Should Avoid Violence, Advises U.S. Ambassador - AllAfrica.com
    United States Ambasador, Mr. James F. Entwistle, said as a means of checking post-election violence, all politicians should take a pledge and...
    08/31/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
  • Politicians join Stockholm march against anti-semitism - Sveriges Radio
    Sweden: several government ministers among marchers against growing ... - European Jewish Press
    08/31/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • African-American men at risk, activism through social media, ... - Yahoo! News
    African-American men at risk, activism through social media, ... - Christian Science Monitor
    08/30/2014 - 7:30 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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  • Two politicians cannot pass school board re-exam
    3 hours ago • By Bill Dolan bill.dolan@nwi.com, (219) 662-5328 CROWN POINT | Lake elections officials have again denied two men the chance to run for this fall's school board elections. Michelle Fajman, county elections director, and Pat Gabrione, the ...
    09/17/2014 - 12:28 pm | View Link
  • Boeing, Washington politicians quick to criticize House's shortened Ex-Im Bank authorization
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nine-month extension of the Export-Import Bank Wednesday. Boeing was not impressed. “Congress has left thousands of small, medium and large U.S. exporters and their workers in limbo until the middle of next year ...
    09/17/2014 - 12:22 pm | View Link
  • Dow Chemical hits out at Victoria, NSW politicians for gas bans
    The local chief of one of the world’s largest chemical companies has criticised the Victorian and NSW governments for standing in the way of gas supplies needed to avert a supply squeeze while they wait to get elections out of the way.
    09/17/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
  • Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong To Attack Politicians Who Work On Wall Street
    This column was originally published on Sept. 10. One week later, Warren wrote a response. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is quickly becoming a progressive leader, but when she took a run at former Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor for going ...
    09/17/2014 - 11:35 am | View Link
  • Scottish independence: A nail-biting time for politicians – but for worried pollsters too
    It looks as though it is going to be long and nervous night for the politicians – and the pollsters too. What until a few weeks ago had looked as a race the No side were odds on to win, has, if the polls are right, is now a nail biting contest of whose ...
    09/17/2014 - 8:44 am | View Link
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  • MPs' expenses
    MPs' Expenses. MPs' Expenses: The Telegraph's investigation, The Expenses Files, into how politicians - from the Cabinet to backbenchers of all parties - exploited ...
    09/11/2014 - 6:37 pm | View Link
  • Lim Kit Siang
    By Steven Sim | TMI 9 September 2014. People say politicians often tell lies. But really, more often than not, they actually give us statistics. What is the difference?
    09/11/2014 - 7:24 am | View Link
  • Politics
    For the political magazine, see The Politic. For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation).
    09/11/2014 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Strong
    http://www.rickperry.org/ I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong ...
    09/11/2014 - 3:21 am | View Link
  • Politician
    A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision ...
    09/11/2014 - 12:36 am | View Link
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