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
  • Getting a read on our politicians - Chatham Daily News
    Getting a read on our politicians - Barrie Examiner
    07/2/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • Pete Townshend: 'Celebrities And Politicians Should Not Mix' - Contactmusic
    However, Townshend, who was not invited to Cameron's event, insists politicians should not seek approval from stars, and reveals he warned...
    07/2/2014 - 11:21 am | View Link
  • 'Facebook Is a Transparent Medium for Politicians to Connect' - Silicon India
    PM Narendra Modi Draws Twitter, Facebook Deeper into Government - NDTV
    07/2/2014 - 6:22 am | View Link
  • Politicians takes note of the rapidly rising export business of ... - PR inside
    During the half-day visit, the delegation of 18 politicians and trade association members informed themselves in detail about the foreign...
    07/2/2014 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • Probe into politicians-militants nexus after firm evidence - Nagaland Post
    Probe into Meghalaya politician-militant nexus only after proof - Mangalorean
    07/1/2014 - 7:07 am | View Link
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  • Guardian: German politicians question Russia's suitability to host 2018 World Cup
    Several senior politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative party raised the possibility on July 23 of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup after the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
    07/24/2014 - 12:33 am | View Link
  • German politicians want Russia stripped of 2018 FIFA World Cup after MH17 tragedy
    (L to R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and German Chancellor Angela Merkel After a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane (MH17) was brought down near eastern Ukraine in a battle between Russian separatists and Ukraine ...
    07/23/2014 - 10:36 pm | View Link
  • 16-Year-Old Creates App to Expose Corrupt Politicians
    While it's easy and almost safe to assume that most of today's politician's take large donations from dubious corporate interests—given the fact that we live in an oligarchy and all—inquiring minds still want to keep track of who's taking money from ...
    07/23/2014 - 3:04 pm | View Link
  • We Talked to the Professor Who Coined 'Net Neutrality' About Taking on Corrupt Politicians
    But Wu isn't known for his politics so much as his principles. He coined net neutrality in 2003 to push back against the growing stranglehold of massive cable companies on every piece of information we consume, arguing that all data should be treated ...
    07/23/2014 - 7:36 am | View Link
  • German politicians question Russia’s suitability to host 2018 World Cup
    Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government have questioned whether Russia should be allowed to host the World Cup in 2018. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP Several senior politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservative ...
    07/23/2014 - 2:11 am | View Link
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  • Ipswich Spy | Political Gossip, Comment & Intrigue
    Political Gossip, Comment & Intrigue ... The Latitude Festival at Henham Park near Southwold starts on Friday – but there has already been drama with the ...
    07/19/2014 - 10:23 am | View Website
  • Politics
    Politics (from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, meaning "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or ...
    07/19/2014 - 5:51 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    07/19/2014 - 2:59 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    07/19/2014 - 2:16 am | View Website
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