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
  • Why Do We Elect Corrupt Politicians?
    Voters, it seems, are willing to forgive—over and over again—dishonest yet beloved politicians if they think the job is still getting done. Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, the twice-indicted former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, has been ostensibly ...
    11/24/2014 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • 'White Van Dan' has politicians running scared
    He shaves his head, is covered in tattoos, and spends his spare time pulverising other men in cages. You know who I'm talking about: White Van Dan, the new hero of the British working class. Over the weekend, the man whose enthusiasm for flags ended Emily ...
    11/24/2014 - 3:13 am | View Link
  • Politicians -- Please Read All of God’s Word
    Thursday evening’s executive decree by Barack Obama marked a particularly significant reversal. But it’s not what you might think. In September 2012 at their nationally televised party convention, Democrats loudly booed the mention of God and the ...
    11/24/2014 - 2:53 am | View Link
  • Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon
    Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It's partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it's also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from ...
    11/24/2014 - 2:52 am | View Link
  • Marion Barry’s death stuns D.C. politicians and residents
    Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street. Nov. 23, 2014 Shamona Montgomery of the Temple of Praise's dance ministry performs during a service dedicated to Marion Barry at the Southeast Washington church, where the former four ...
    11/24/2014 - 2:05 am | View Link
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    11/22/2014 - 5:45 pm | View Link
  • Politician
    Definition of politician from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
    11/22/2014 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Influential Politicians in American History; The Internet Reacts to Rick Perry's Debate Gaffe; The Most Important ...
    11/22/2014 - 6:25 am | View Link
  • Washington Politicians on the Issues
    Washington Politicians on the Issues: Candidates and representatives from Washington: (Click on a name to see issue stances) Issues comparisons for Washington:
    11/22/2014 - 6:11 am | View Link
  • politician
    Information about politician in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. politician responsible, ... Politicians Politicians Politicians Politicians
    11/22/2014 - 5:13 am | View Link
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