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 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 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 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
  • ‘Aggressive Behavior’: Some British politicians still see Russia as bigger threat than ISIS
    David Vaughan Icke is an English writer, public speaker, and former media personality best known for his views on what he calls "who and what is really controlling the world". Describing himself as the most controversial speaker and author in the world, he ...
    03/24/2017 - 9:35 pm | View Link
  • What the politicians responsible for Norfolk children’s services have to say
    With extra scrutiny placed on services for children in Norfolk, through this newspaper’s Fighting For Their Futures campaign, we asked all 17 councillors on the County Council’s children’s services committee questions about the department and its future.
    03/24/2017 - 8:04 pm | View Link
  • Joining APC does not give cover or protection to corrupt politicians – Oyegun
    National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and first civilian governor of Edo state, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, in this interview with Saturday Vanguard in Benin City, said the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari has put to shame those who ...
    03/24/2017 - 7:24 pm | View Link
  • Politicians call off cricket
    The threat of cold, wet weather on Sunday has prompted the cancellation of the parliamentary cricket match in Manawatu. The match was to have been played at Ben McKelvie's Omanuka Oval on his Oroua Downs dairy farm against the third grade Bloomfield club team.
    03/24/2017 - 6:43 pm | View Link
  • LETTER: Carson City politicians should trim government before hiking property taxes
    Bravo on your March 14 editorial excoriating Assembly Bill 43, which will raise residential property taxes to a flat 3 percent (0.2 percent right now) and keep it there every year. At the Assembly Taxation Committee hearing, we were treated to ...
    03/24/2017 - 5:45 pm | View Link
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  • Voters Not Politicians
    Voters Not Politicians is a ballot committee seeking to reform the redistricting process by eliminating politicians from drawing district boundaries.
    03/24/2017 - 5:42 am | View Website
  • Politicians Quotes
    Politicians Quotes from BrainyQuote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers.
    03/21/2017 - 9:42 am | View Website
  • Richest Politicians | Celebrity Net Worth
    These are the richest politicians in the world! Here you will find a listing of the highest paid politicians, past and current. They may not agree on much, but most ...
    03/21/2017 - 5:03 am | View Website
  • Fact-checking U.S. politics | PolitiFact
    PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
    03/20/2017 - 8:28 pm | View Website
  • Politicians Net Worth, Richest Politicians 2017-2016 ...
    How large is Politicians Net Worth in 2017-2016? Find out Richest Politicians, their valuable HIDDEN assets: cars, houses & salary.
    03/20/2017 - 5:14 pm | View Website
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