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
  • Indian opposition politicians criticize conversion of Muslims - Reuters
    Indian opposition politicians criticise conversion of Muslims - Reuters UK
    12/10/2014 - 10:03 am | View Link
  • Dave Helling: Misrepresenting Citizens United makes it easy to buy ... - KansasCity.com
    And Sinquefield knows this. In September, he rented a blimp to help get his message out. But he should not be allowed to buy politicians.
    12/10/2014 - 4:52 am | View Link
  • Politicians to discuss online safety for children - ITV.com
    As politicians and experts meet at the 'We Protect Children Online' summit in London to discuss child exploitation online, how much do you...
    12/9/2014 - 2:49 pm | View Link
  • Over 1,000 Nepal politicians under scrutiny: Anti-graft chief - NewKerala.com
    One in 3 Russian Officials Is 'Corrupt' - Moscow Times
    12/9/2014 - 10:05 am | View Link
  • New York’s anti-leadership — politicians toss fuel on anti-cop ... - New York Post
    For the moment, however, the politicians live in bug-eyed horror of being caught on the wrong side of such an emotive issue.
    12/9/2014 - 7:26 am | View Link
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  • Katainen warns politicians on EU investment scheme
    Just six months ago, Jyrki Katainen, a boyish 43-year-old from a small town in central Finland, was his country’s prime minister overseeing a government budget of barely €54bn. Now, he is Europe’s €315bn man. This week, the EU’s prime ministers ...
    12/14/2014 - 1:23 am | View Link
  • Some politicians are just unbelievably loyal
    Today the Royal commission into union governance and corruption will hand down its interim report. It will almost certainly find links between organised crime and union activity. What the report will not even mention is that the most violently corrupt ...
    12/14/2014 - 1:21 am | View Link
  • Politicians continue to meddle in DPWH bidding – agency insiders
    Coast Guard allows interisland vessels to sail as ‘Ruby’ still 1,600 km off northeastern Mindanao MANILA, Philippines – Several politicians have allegedly defied Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson’s repeated warning against meddling in the ...
    12/14/2014 - 1:21 am | View Link
  • Report: Fake Mobile Towers in Central Oslo May Snoop on Politicians
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A network of fake base mobile stations that can snoop on leading politicians’ mobile phones, as well as ordinary people, was discovered in Central Oslo, some outside Norway’s parliament and the prime minister’s residence, according to a ...
    12/14/2014 - 1:19 am | View Link
  • Fake mobile towers in central Oslo may snoop on politicians, report reveals
    A network of fake base mobile stations that can snoop on leading politicians’ mobile phones, as well as ordinary people, has been discovered in central Oslo, some outside Norway’s parliament and the prime minister’s residence, according to a report.
    12/14/2014 - 12:47 am | View Link
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    IDAHO. Your complete directory of Idaho candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ...
    12/11/2014 - 7:57 am | View Link
  • politician
    Information about politician in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. politician responsible, ... Politicians Politicians Politicians Politicians
    12/10/2014 - 5:52 pm | View Link
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    4. Politician, statesman refer to one skilled in politics. These terms differ particularly in their connotations; politician is more often derogatory, and statesman ...
    12/10/2014 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • 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
    12/10/2014 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • Category:Politicians
    Pages in category "Politicians" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . ...
    12/10/2014 - 12:49 am | View Link
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