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
  • Elders, old people and politicians - Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday
    We the people don’t have time for this. I had joined their ranks once you know, the politicians I mean.
    04/4/2015 - 3:54 pm | View Link
  • Rosie O'Donnell Talks Coming Out, Indiana's Anti-Gay Law And ... - Huffington Post
    O'Donnell and Signorile didn't mince words when it came to closeted politicians who vote against the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual...
    04/3/2015 - 1:59 pm | View Link
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of many politicians influenced by their ... - Miami Herald
    Arkansas governor not only politician influenced by offspring - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    04/3/2015 - 9:16 am | View Link
  • Politicians interested in schools but are voters? - Chicago Tribune
    Voters don't want politicians sticking their noses into education, they would tell me.
    04/3/2015 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • Voters Target Unpopular Politicians With New Pigeon Poop Opinion ... - Channel 8 Eyewitness News
    Voters Target Unpopular Politicians With New Pigeon Poop Opinion ... - WSPA
    04/3/2015 - 4:46 am | View Link
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  • A new type of company is emerging – and it’s time our politicians noticed
    Business is changing. The predominance of companies for which profit is everything – and everything else is nothing – is waning, and a new wave of entrepreneurs and socially-minded individuals is on the rise. If I could give one piece of advice to the ...
    04/15/2015 - 10:51 pm | View Link
  • '70% Of Corrupt Politicians Are Christians'
    Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Most Reverend Emmanuel Asante, has stated that about 70% of Ghanaian politicians who claim to be Christians easily forget their doctrines when voted into office and rather choose to engage in corruption to ...
    04/15/2015 - 10:09 pm | View Link
  • Hats off to two Democrat politicians
    The first legislative session in almost nine decades led by Republicans is now complete. Almost 300 bills passed and a couple dozen vetoed by the governor. The bottom line? I’ve heard opinions and read letters that run the full spectrum from “the ...
    04/15/2015 - 9:19 pm | View Link
  • 'If parents don't want to see their children in care then they need to get off the grog': Northern Territory politicians threaten to take rock-throwing youths away from their ...
    Children caught throwing rocks at police in the Northern Territory will be removed from their families if their parents don't 'get off the grog' and bring them home, the local government has warned. The Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles and ...
    04/15/2015 - 9:16 pm | View Link
  • Opposition politicians should learn to be consistent — Masari, Katsina State Gov-elect
    Governor-Elect of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, a former speaker of the House of Representatives in this interview gives an insight into what the people of Katsina should expect from his administration. Excerpts: It is really an experience ...
    04/15/2015 - 8:52 pm | View Link
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  • The Political Graveyard
    The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography (or, The Web Site that Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried) Created and maintained by ...
    04/17/2015 - 1:11 am | View Website
  • Politician
    Definition of politician from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
    04/16/2015 - 4:00 pm | View Website
  • Politicians
    An enormous range of beliefs flowed across the political landscape of pre-Civil War America, and this is reflected in the rise and fall of a dozen ...
    04/16/2015 - 1:15 pm | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Influential Politicians in American History; 1 vote The Most Popular Democrats That Were Once Republicans
    04/16/2015 - 7:53 am | View Website
  • Politician
    A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision ...
    04/16/2015 - 5:09 am | View Website
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