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
  • Britain Comes Under Attack at a Turning Point
    The device was apparently a crude collage of household items, nuts, screws and bolts packed around 2 lb. of explosives. Like its creator, it appears to have been made in Britain. At about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, Salman Abedi carried the homemade ...
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  • LIVE! Here is a detailed itinerary of Modi's four-nation tour
    17:24 JKLF chairman Yasin Malik arrested: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today arrested from his residence in Srinagar in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. A police official said Malik has been ...
    05/28/2017 - 1:08 am | View Link
  • Barcelona 3
    The atmosphere at the Calderón was curious 30 minutes after the full-time whistle blew. Alavés players stood heads-in-hands before their adoring support, with neither players nor fans quite ready to call time on their admirable run to the Copa del Rey final.
    05/28/2017 - 1:05 am | View Link
  • The Shot: An oral history of John Stockton's most unforgettable moment
    "I think that was one of the highlights of Utah’s history." That statement from Jazz owner Gail Miller might sound dramatic, but if you ask local sports fans, the buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper John Stockton made at The Summit in Houston on May 29 ...
    05/28/2017 - 1:02 am | View Link
  • French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen
    PARIS (AP) -- French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen. Charles de Gaulle was vandalized. French media say police are hunting for two people, one of whom was filmed Saturday by ...
    05/28/2017 - 12:58 am | View Link
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  • List of Famous California Politicians
    List of famous California politicians, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of politicians born in California includes members of all political ...
    05/22/2017 - 6:34 am | View Link
  • Politician | Definition of Politician by Merriam-Webster
    Define politician: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official
    05/22/2017 - 5:44 am | View Link
  • List of Jewish American politicians
    This is a list of notable Jewish American politicians, arranged chronologically.
    05/21/2017 - 6:17 pm | View Link
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    05/21/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • 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.
    05/21/2017 - 2:25 am | View Link
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