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
  • After train attack in Bavaria German cop says politicians have no ... - World Socialist Web Site
    ... discussion with television channel N24. “Perhaps one should recommend in principle that in such situations, politicians should not tweet for...
    07/22/2016 - 6:16 am | View Link
  • "I believe that post independence there has been a fall in people's ... - Indian Express
    He also mentioned that there has been a fall in people’s faith in politicians post independence which is a big challenge.
    07/21/2016 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • Speechwriters and politicians - Irish Times
    Sir, – Having listened to poorly delivered speeches by politicians of all persuasions in the Dáil chamber, and often with an obvious lack...
    07/21/2016 - 9:38 am | View Link
  • Sarah Palin slams Ted Cruz’s “career-ending” RNC speech: ... - Salon
    ... told  Breitbart. “We’ve been burned so horribly by that attitude that voters won’t reward politicians pulling that ‘what difference...
    07/21/2016 - 4:54 am | View Link
  • Meet the Politicians Speaking at the Republican Convention Wednesday - Time
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    07/20/2016 - 8:01 am | View Link
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  • Usher, Cyndi Lauper tell politicians ‘Stop Using Our Songs'
    John Oliver has a simple message on behalf of all musicians to political candidates — stop using their songs without permission. Oliver blasted Donald Trump and the entire RNC in Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” also recruited a few ...
    07/25/2016 - 8:11 am | View Link
  • On John Oliver's show, musicians demand politicians stop using their songs
    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. There's a certain arrogance about politicians. They claim that only they can fix things. They claim that only they represent fairness, justice and freedom.
    07/25/2016 - 8:00 am | View Link
  • John Oliver Recruits Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban to Sing ‘Don’t Use Our Songs’ to Politicians (Video)
    Heart, Michael Bolton and the lead singer of Imagine Dragons also tells off politicians in the parody song written for “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver took a stand against the unauthorized use of pop songs at political rallies on Sunday’s episode of ...
    07/25/2016 - 7:33 am | View Link
  • Heart, Usher, Josh Groban sing to politicians: ‘Don’t use our song’
    John Oliver returned to “Last Week Tonight” last night after a short hiatus, with pointed commentary on the Republican National Convention. But he wrapped the show with a star-studded surprise: a group of musicians — including Ann and Nancy Wilson of ...
    07/25/2016 - 7:28 am | View Link
  • Democrats And The Fine Art Of Getting Out Of Your Own Way
    There is a well-worn piece of advice among political campaign professionals: When your opponent is committing suicide, don't get in the way. In this age of Twitter and Facebook, we should add a quick corollary: Do not make news that interrupts the ...
    07/25/2016 - 7:12 am | View Link
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  • Politician
    A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, ... ^ Jonathan Charteris-Black, Politicians and rhetoric: The persuasive power of metaphor (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2005)
    07/20/2016 - 2:50 am | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Politics & History lists at Ranker - the ultimate source for top 10, top 100, best of, funny, factual, and Politics & History lists of any kind
    07/19/2016 - 9:46 am | View Website
  • From speeches to PhD's: Politicians who plagiarize ...
    (CNN)Politicians speak a lot, and they write a lot. But what happens when the words they speak and write aren't their own? Here are 10 instances when ...
    07/19/2016 - 5:14 am | View Website
  • 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 Central: ...
    07/19/2016 - 4:10 am | View Website
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    07/18/2016 - 11:45 pm | View Website
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