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
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  • Happy Earth Day, fracker-friendly politicians are coming to town - Examiner.com
    ... and world leaders meeting in New York City to sign the Paris Climate Agreement , fracking -friendly politicians are preparing to descend on...
    04/23/2016 - 4:18 am | View Link
  • The Latest: Tusk: Politicians shouldn't decide on insults - Houston Chronicle
    Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp - BBC
    04/23/2016 - 4:05 am | View Link
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    4/23/2016: World: Will resign if proved guilty: Nawaz Sharif on ... - Hindustan Times
    04/22/2016 - 11:28 am | View Link
  • PM Sharif among Pakistan's richest politicians - Kashmir Times
    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has no assets abroad, poll records claim - Gulf News
    04/22/2016 - 11:03 am | View Link
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  • Pakistan Could Use F-16 Jets Against India, U.S. Politicians Say
    Members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday raised doubts over the Obama administration’s decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, echoing New Delhi’s concerns that these weapons will improve Islamabad’s capabilities to fight India rather ...
    04/30/2016 - 8:10 pm | View Link
  • Celebrities, politicians walk Washington red carpet
    Politicians who want to be celebrities and celebrities who want to be politicians arrive for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency ...
    04/30/2016 - 7:47 pm | View Link
  • Marathwada politicians approach High Court for direction on cropping pattern
    Aurangabad: Several politicians and activists from Marathwada have approached the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court, seeking government directions to frame a policy for prevention of water misuse through flood irrigation. The politicians, including ...
    04/30/2016 - 6:58 pm | View Link
  • Lee Hamilton: It's getting harder to govern, and the politicians don't get all the blame
    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: He or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of ...
    04/30/2016 - 6:30 pm | View Link
  • Celebrities, politicians walk the 2016 White House correspondents' dinner red carpet
    The biggest names in Hollywood and politics came dressed to impress at this year's White House correspondents' dinner. Sophisticated gowns in shades of black, red and white were prominent on the star-studded red carpet before the annual dinner in ...
    04/30/2016 - 6:25 pm | View Link
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  • Quotes About Politicians (288 quotes)
    288 quotes have been tagged as politicians: George Bernard Shaw: ‘He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political...
    04/25/2016 - 9:40 am | View Website
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    Define politician: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official—politician in a sentence.
    04/25/2016 - 9:25 am | View Website
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    04/24/2016 - 9:08 pm | View Website
  • Richest Politicians | Celebrity Net Worth
    These are the richest politicians in the world! Here you will find a listing of the highest paid politicians, past and current. They may not agree on much, but most ...
    04/24/2016 - 3:03 pm | View Website
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