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
  • Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million ... - Reuters India
    Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 mln paintings ... - Philly.com
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  • Anti-Liberty Politicians - Escanaba Daily Press
    Politicians are also eager to collect hotel taxes, which in New York City, add 15 percent to your bill.
    11/21/2015 - 6:58 am | View Link
  • Politicians need to get the message: it's time to fix question time - Canberra Times
    Politicians need to get the message: it's time to fix question time - Brisbane Times
    11/20/2015 - 5:15 am | View Link
  • Democrats say GOP politicians are immoral for opposing Syrian ... - Washington Post
    And yet, we also elect politicians to represent us — to be our guy (or woman) in Washington or in the governor's mansion or the state House...
    11/19/2015 - 12:11 pm | View Link
  • Politicians treat politics as business: Imran - Pakistan Observer
    Politicians treat politics as business: Imran - The Nation Pakistan
    11/16/2015 - 10:25 am | View Link
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  • U.S. politicians call Pfizer deal with Allergan a tax dodge
    If it goes through, the Pfizer-Allergan agreement will be the largest tax inversion ever. “Pfizer built their business on the back of our research and development tax incentives, our federally supported medical research, our skilled workforce, and our ...
    11/24/2015 - 9:11 pm | View Link
  • Aamir Khan's comments on intolerance divides bollywood, politicians
    ET SPECIAL:Love visual aspect of news? Enjoy this exclusive slideshows treat! NEW DELHI: Aamir Khan's remarks on growing intolerance in India on Monday have led to a war of words on social media with thousands of netizens, including politicians and ...
    11/24/2015 - 6:28 pm | View Link
  • Scotland's most experienced ferry skipper Norman Martin urges politicians not to destroy CalMac
    CALEDONIAN MacBrayne’s most experienced captain has warned against taking the company away from the helm of Scotland’s lifeline Hebridean ferry routes. Norman Martin has 39 years’ service with the operators and has just skippered his last CalMac ...
    11/24/2015 - 5:01 pm | View Link
  • Hamilton politicians stuck in traffic on way to transit meeting at Queen’s Park
    TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Click to email a letter to the editor. Please keep letters to 250 words. Include your full name, address and daytime phone number for verification. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. email: letters@thespec.com ...
    11/24/2015 - 3:23 pm | View Link
  • Politicians slam Pfizer-Allergan deal
    U.S. politicians are heavily condemning Pfizer's (NYSE:PFE) deal with Allergan (NYSE:AGN) as a tax dodge, surfacing another round of corporate tax concerns in Washington, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely. Prime Democratic nominee Hillary ...
    11/24/2015 - 3:02 pm | View Link
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  • The Best Politics Lists
    30 American Politicians (Allegedly) in the Illuminati. by Mike Rothschild. 85,249 views. Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With. 0 Ultimate List.
    11/22/2015 - 6:32 pm | View Website
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician suggests the schemes and devices of a person who engages in (especially small) politics for party ends or for one's own advantage: a dishonest politician.
    11/22/2015 - 3:58 am | View Website
  • Politician
    Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who ...
    11/22/2015 - 12:02 am | View Website
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    WASHINGTON. Your complete directory of Washington State candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current ...
    11/21/2015 - 7:44 pm | View Website
  • Politician
    Politician - definition of politician by The Free Dictionary. ... Politicians; Politicians; Politicians; Politicians Against Unwanted Lewdness; Politicisation;
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