Why Politicians Lie

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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
  • Whether Politicians Like It or Not Gasoline Is California’s Life ... - Metropolitan News-Enterprise
    Like politicians everywhere, California’s governing class will attempt to claim credit for this reversal of what had been nearly unanimous...
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  • Politicians hold Bali nine vigil " - Sydney Morning Herald
    Politicians to hold candlelight vigil for Bali Nin - The Australian
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  • Politicians targeted over Petrobras - BBC
    Brazil’s slow-motion crisis’ regional impact - Miami Herald
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  • Brazil Prosecutor Said to Take Aim at Politicians in Probe - Washington Post
    UPDATE 2-Petrobras scandal takes Brazilian politicians to Supreme ... - Reuters UK
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  • Brazil politicians probed in Petrobras corruption scandal - Reuters Africa
    Brazil politicians probed in Petrobras corruption scandal -court ... - Reuters India
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  • Politicians ‘masked’ when bubble burst
    It was Ireland’s “best kept secret” that the economic bubble burst in summer 2006 not 2008, but the situation was effectively masked by politicians focussed on the 2007 general election and vested interests who did not want to break the silence.
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  • Petrobras scandal threatens to tear apart Brazil ruling coalition
    Brasília (AFP) - With Brazil's Supreme Court set to grill a clutch of politicians, a snowballing multibillion-dollar graft scandal enveloping state oil giant Petrobras threatens to tear apart the ruling coalition. President Dilma Rousseff won re-election just four months ago, her top priority the revitalization of a flailing economy hamstrung by four straight years of low growth. The ...
    03/4/2015 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Brazil politicians face probe over Petrobras graft case
    Prosecutor seeks investigation of 28 politicians suspected of involvement in kickbacks worth $3.8bn at oil company.
    03/4/2015 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • Brazil in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe
    Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.
    03/4/2015 - 12:40 am | View Link
  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.
    03/4/2015 - 12:01 am | View Link
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  • River pollution case: Cop custody of 2 politicians extended
    Aurangabad: Police custody of former MNS city President Sumit Khambekar and ex-BJP Corporator Agha Khan, arrested for releasing hazardous chemicals in a river here, was today extended till Saturday by a court here. The duo, along with three other persons ...
    03/4/2015 - 1:42 pm | View Link
  • Bali nine executions: Australian politicians hold rare candlelight vigil outside Parliament House
    It was a stunning, if not slightly angry backdrop for the solemn, sombre start to the day. As MPs gathered on Parliament House's terracotta forecourt in a final attempt to save the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the eastern sky burnt yellow ...
    03/4/2015 - 1:22 pm | View Link
  • Barbara Yaffe: Politicians deserve much of the blame for Vancouver's spiralling housing costs
    VANCOUVER — Escalating prices for building materials, along with new green building code requirements, are raising the cost of new homes in B.C., worsening a residential affordability crisis throughout the Lower Mainland. The cost of land, as well as ...
    03/4/2015 - 1:07 pm | View Link
  • U.K. Politicians Call for Tracking of Drone Flights

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  • Ed FitzGerald, other Cleveland-area politicians, had cameos this week on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on HBO
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A trio of local politicians enjoyed a brief -- as in don't blink or you'll miss it -- moment in the national spotlight this week. Sunday episode's of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on HBO included a two-second clip of then-Cuyahoga ...
    03/4/2015 - 11:58 am | View Link
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  • Politician
    Definition of politician from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
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  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    If a politician can make a buck by opposing it, he will. Retaining top talent always requires what the market will bear, not what a politician thinks is fair.
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    Faves: Politicians. 1 vote Top Fave in Politicians The Most Popular Democrats That Were Once Republicans; The Most Important Leaders in World History
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  • politician
    Information about politician in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. politician responsible, ... politician; Politicians; Politicians; Politicians;
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  • Politicians | Define Politicians at Dictionary.com
    The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. The world is wearied of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
    03/1/2015 - 2:14 pm | View Website
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