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 on the left call for ban on men-only concert
    A group of left wing politicians demanded that the municipality of Tel Aviv cancel a concert planned in Rabin Square because the concert will not allow entry to women. The concert is called “Uplifting for Kippur” and is planned for one of the nights ...
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  • Practical fixes for a broken Washington g Politicians can make pragmatic, thoughtful changes now-or leave it up to an angry mob later
    ISLAMABAD: EU Ambassador to Pa ... Like many Americans, I believe our government is broken. America's infrastructure is decrepit, harming the environment as well as our competitiveness. More than 30% of health-care spending goes to administrative costs ...
    09/25/2016 - 3:10 pm | View Link
  • SALARIES: Are our state politicians earning their keep?
    IF YOU want a job that pays thousands of dollars every fortnight, then become a politician. The base Member for Parliament salary is $151,425 a year. Add on extra responsibilities, and that sum increases substantially. Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders and ...
    09/25/2016 - 2:56 pm | View Link
  • ‘Politicians were the heroes of 1991’
    In the 25th year of economic reforms in India, former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s legacy has come into the spotlight. Sanjaya Baru, who was former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor and who had tracked the reforms process closely as ...
    09/25/2016 - 2:16 pm | View Link
  • Nevada Politicians To Discuss Funding For Raiders Stadium
    It is either put up or shut up time for Nevada in the bid to get Mark Davis to shift his business, the Oakland Raiders football team, from Oakland to Las Vegas. Nevada state elected officials will more than likely meet in October to discuss ways to fund a ...
    09/25/2016 - 1:05 pm | View Link
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  • ALEC Politicians
    This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
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  • The Political Graveyard
    The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography (or, The Web Site that Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried) Created and maintained by ...
    09/17/2016 - 1:04 am | View Website
  • Project Vote Smart
    Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit ...
    09/18/2016 - 7:18 pm | View Website
  • Politwoops
    Politwoops is the only comprehensive collection of deleted tweets by U.S. politicians that offers a window into what they hoped you didn't see.
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  • 2016 Congress | OpenSecrets
    Congress. The House of Representatives has 435 members, the Senate has 100, and OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all of them. Some of the leaders - and ...
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