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
  • Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon among leading politicians to ... - ITV.com
    Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are among the leading politicians set to debate whether Britain should remain in the EU in a major live television
    06/6/2016 - 10:19 am | View Link
  • Politicians would do well to heed message of justice and respect - Canberra Times
    ... and sense of community reflects a better, kinder and more rewarding view of Australia than that espoused by our current cohort of politicians.
    06/6/2016 - 10:04 am | View Link
  • The Trump Phenomenon And How Americans Came To Distrust Their ... - Huffington Post
    ... that they are angry and want to rebel against the status quo and against the performance of the politicians and the government in the US...
    06/6/2016 - 8:57 am | View Link
  • Politicians like Trump make big promises for places like Ford City - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Politicians promise the moon but never deliver. Donald Trump is not going to bring back the businesses that have left.
    06/5/2016 - 3:43 pm | View Link
  • Salmassi: Donors control the politicians - Milford Daily News
    Of course, subservience is not the only reason; politicians too benefit from the class-based system.
    06/5/2016 - 12:31 pm | View Link
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  • Politicians of today could learn from the life of Mr. Voinovich: Letter to the Editor
    The sudden passing of Sen. George Voinovich marks the end of a political era in Cleveland and the state of Ohio. He was a rarity in the political arena, a man of humility, integrity, character and self-effacement, who sought, in all the offices that he ...
    06/23/2016 - 7:16 am | View Link
  • Vaughn Palmer: Politicians no strangers to threats of violence
    VICTORIA — From Alberta came words of concern about threats of violence against Premier Rachel Notley and other women in politics. “Violent speech begets violent acts,” said a statement released this week by the Alberta Federation of Labour.
    06/23/2016 - 7:16 am | View Link
  • 50 million Americans live with disabilities. They could swing this election. You listening, politicians?
    When I asked Tangikina Moimoi how she felt when Donald Trump made fun of a reporter with a disability, she went completely silent. Tears started to pour down her face as she struggled to conjure the words necessary to express the toxic cocktail of emotions ...
    06/23/2016 - 5:51 am | View Link
  • Politicians Out of Touch With America?
    'Flyover Nation' Author Dana Loesch weighs in on America’s growing division into two nations; coastal and flyover. Continue Reading Below “The title of this book and the concept came from the president’s remark a few years ago.” Loesch continued ...
    06/23/2016 - 5:44 am | View Link
  • If You Thought Honest Politicians Are Extinct, Here Are 5 MLAs Who Will Prove You Wrong!
    An honest politician is one of those oxymorons that people don't dare fantasize about - it's unthinkable, irrational, and dangerous for one's career in the corridors of power. Here's some people who challenge that. As pre-monsoon showers hit Garhshankar ...
    06/23/2016 - 4:09 am | View Link
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  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    06/20/2016 - 10:21 am | View Website
  • Quotes About Politicians (307 quotes)
    307 quotes have been tagged as politicians: George Bernard Shaw: ‘He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political...
    06/20/2016 - 9:31 am | View Website
  • Politicians
    In her secret soul, however, she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and the the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names, but she ...
    06/19/2016 - 5:46 pm | View Website
  • Category:Politicians
    For the purposes of this category and its subcategories, a politician is someone who: holds or held an elective governmental office; works or worked for government in ...
    06/17/2016 - 8:47 pm | View Website
  • Politician
    The orator, or the politician, who can produce such a state of things, is commonly popular with his contemporaries, however he may be treated by posterity.
    06/17/2016 - 12:55 pm | View Website
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