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
  • Politicians shouldn't cross line despite differences: Saad Rafiq - The Nation Pakistan
    Khawaja Saad Rafiq said that despite differences, politicians should not cross the red-line.
    09/2/2015 - 10:31 am | View Link
  • Power to the people: give politicians the flick - Brisbane Times
    Power to the people: give politicians the flick - Sydney Morning Herald
    09/1/2015 - 3:53 pm | View Link
  • Will charter continue to court crooked politicians? - The Nation - Thailand
    What is the new Constitution doing about this cosy arrangement for crooked politicians?
    09/1/2015 - 3:28 pm | View Link
  • Guatemala: President Molina's supporters block congress as ... - The Australian
    Guatemalan president stripped of immunity - Deutsche Welle
    09/1/2015 - 12:13 pm | View Link
  • Why politicians love to play the wedge-and-block-game - Brisbane Times
    Why politicians love to play the wedge-and-block-game - Sydney Morning Herald
    09/1/2015 - 7:09 am | View Link
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  • Does Donald Trump Think Washington Politicians Should Have More of Our Money to Help America Become Greece?
    There’s a famous quote attributed to George Washington. Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. But it’s ...
    09/2/2015 - 3:49 am | View Link
  • Politicians are failing us on the economy
    A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the ...
    09/2/2015 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • West Lothian politicians given tour on upgraded maternity facilities at St John's Hospital
    Tour Dr Karen Barclay with MSPs Fiona Hyslop and Angela Constance in the unit West Lothian politicians were given a special tour of the upgraded maternity facilities in St John’s Hospital this week, ahead of its official opening. MSPs Angela Constance ...
    09/2/2015 - 3:45 am | View Link
  • US Congress is warming to the nuclear agreement — but what about Iran's politicians?
    TEHRAN, Iran — The frother on the espresso machine makes the whoosh-hiss familiar to cappuccino drinkers the world over. Upscale patrons drink espresso and munch on French-style pastries. Mohammad Reza Akbari expertly slides milk foam into a cappuccino cup.
    09/2/2015 - 3:23 am | View Link
  • Why politicians love to play the wedge-and-block-game
    It came to me while I was lying awake the other night: the business, union and community worthies at last week's National Reform Summit thought the way to make progress was to hammer out a compromise proposal most people could agree to. You hand it to the ...
    09/2/2015 - 3:18 am | View Link
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  • Politicians Quotes
    Politicians Quotes from BrainyQuote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers.
    08/31/2015 - 12:56 pm | View Link
  • Politicians
    The politicians are wearing me out by pointing to their dirty records with ME, when they could as well use a stick.
    08/31/2015 - 9:29 am | View Link
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Influential Politicians in American History + vote The Most Popular Democrats That Were Once Republicans
    08/31/2015 - 8:38 am | View Link
  • Politician
    A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, ... Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people.
    08/31/2015 - 4:35 am | View Link
  • Category:Politicians
    Pages in category "Politicians" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . ...
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