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
  • Probe militant links of politicians: BJP to Mufti - Kashmir Times
    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should order a probe to ascertain the militant links of the mainstream politicians and reinvestigate the Hawala cases...
    07/5/2015 - 12:04 pm | View Link
  • ECB Wary of Rushed Judgment on Greece Before Politicians React - Yahoo! Finance
    ECB Wary of Rushed Judgment on Greece Before Politicians React - Bloomberg
    07/5/2015 - 5:54 am | View Link
  • Politicians: Term 'Islamic State' offends Muslims - WorldNetDaily
    Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined the growing chorus of British politicians who argue that the name “Islamic State” is...
    07/4/2015 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • Adam Hills' explosive rant at British politicians - Sydney Morning Herald
    Adam Hills' explosive rant at British politicians on The Last Leg - Barossa & Light Herald
    07/3/2015 - 8:03 am | View Link
  • Politicians give a nod to looming election - Belleville Intelligencer
    Something fishy about HarperPAC - Toronto Star Online
    07/2/2015 - 1:50 pm | View Link
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  • The new ways politicians are targeting you online
    Malcolm Turnbull's cross-social media blogging of his train trip to Geelong, the same trip Speaker Bronwyn Bishop took in a helicopter, has thrown into the spotlight the increasingly sophisticated ways politicians are using social media to gain voters.
    07/29/2015 - 6:36 pm | View Link
  • Politicians need to move on from Iran nuclear deal
    Since the Iran nuclear agreement was announced, it's worth noting that Ami Ayalon, former head of the Shin Bet, Israel's security agency; Efraim Halevy, former chief of the Mossad, Israel's spy agency; Amos Yadlin, a retired air force general and former ...
    07/29/2015 - 6:06 pm | View Link
  • Politicians, constituents react to Fattah indictment
    The indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah on Wednesday on racketeering charges is reverberating throughout Philadelphia as other local leaders react to the news. Fattah is a fixture in Philadelphia politics and has been in public service for decades. Many of his ...
    07/29/2015 - 4:46 pm | View Link
  • Several politicians speak on suspected murder of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen
    The Criminal Investigations Department informed court on July 27 that the 2012 death of Rugby Player Wasim Thajudeen in 2012 is suspected to be a murder. Wasim Thajudeen’s charred remains were discovered inside a car, which had reportedly crashed into ...
    07/29/2015 - 4:28 pm | View Link
  • Southland politicians voice support for potential L.A. Olympic bid
    In the wake of Boston's dropping its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, politicians from across Southern California have spoken up in favor of Los Angeles' being named as a replacement candidate. On Wednesday, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) and 20 other ...
    07/29/2015 - 3:54 pm | View Link
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  • Politicians
    The politicians are wearing me out by pointing to their dirty records with ME, when they could as well use a stick.
    07/27/2015 - 6:42 am | View Website
  • Politician
    A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person holding or seeking an elected office within a government. Politicians create or propose laws and ...
    07/27/2015 - 5:09 am | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Speaking as a politician, I can promise you this: political leaders will not take risks if the people do not demand that they do.
    07/27/2015 - 1:35 am | View Website
  • The Best Politics Lists
    Faves: Politicians. Top Fave in Politicians The Most Influential Politicians in American History; The Most Important Leaders in World History + vote The Most Popular ...
    07/27/2015 - 12:30 am | View Website
  • Category:American politicians
    This category lists politicians who are associated with the United States through nationality. Most, but not all, have been involved in the politics of the United States.
    07/26/2015 - 8:27 pm | View Website
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