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
  • Secret documents expose Israeli politicians, senior defense officials as KGB spies
    These secret documents were copied over the course of nearly 20 years and smuggled to the West in the early 1990s by Vasili Mitrokhin, a former KGB agent who became a senior official in the Soviet intelligence agency's archives. Mitrokhin became ...
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  • In pics: Hema Malini’s Draupadi mesmerises politicians in Patna
    Tuesday to watch BJP parliamentarian Hema Malini’s ballet ‘Draupadi’. In the frontline were Lalu Prasad, his two sons — deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and health minister Tej Pratap Yadav — former JD(U) MP Shivanand Tiwary, Patna ...
    10/25/2016 - 7:04 pm | View Link
  • BRAVO! LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER Takes Heat But Supports Trump: “Politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless.” [Video]
    Decades ago he stood against oppression by sitting at a North Carolina lunch counter, today he stands beside Donald Trump for president. Clarence Henderson, who participated at the sit-in protest in 1960, is backing the GOP candidate despite receiving ...
    10/25/2016 - 6:57 pm | View Link
  • Opposition Politicians Escort Pro Independence Lawmakers Past Protesters
    Localist lawmakers Sixtus "Baggio" Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching, members of the political group Youthspiration, were escorted into Hong Kong's Legislative Council (Legco) Complex on October 26, past protesters who tried to block their entrance. Cred
    10/25/2016 - 6:55 pm | View Link
  • Brazil Turns Away From Establishment Politicians in Local Elections
    SÃO PAULO—Even as President Michel Temer struggles to assure investors that Brazil is politically stable and open for business, a continuing series of municipal elections show restless voters fed up with Brazil’s entire ruling class and willing to ...
    10/25/2016 - 6:46 pm | View Link
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  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of politician for Students : a person who is active in government usually as an elected official. Learn More about politician. Spanish ...
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  • Quotes About Politicians (369 quotes)
    369 quotes have been tagged as politicians: George Bernard Shaw: ‘He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political...
    10/21/2016 - 1:10 pm | View Website
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    Politicians . Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016. Share--Fact Check. Hillary Clinton Has Run No Positive Political Ads? A Facebook meme incorrectly claimed that ...
    10/21/2016 - 5:53 am | View Website
  • Politicians
    Politicians, political leaders, or political figures (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") are people who are involved in influencing public policy and decision ...
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