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 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 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 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
  • ‘Putin’s aggression in Ukraine: 35,000 killed and wounded’ and other neglected Russian stories
    The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way to mark those which can’t be discussed in detail but which are ...
    09/18/2017 - 12:07 am | View Link
  • Monday Morning Digest: Broncos, Patriots on the Bright Side of Awful Week 2
    Digest is here to wrap hours of mostly-mediocre football into one tight, exciting package. We'll get you caught up on: Yeah, the NFL kinda stinks these days. The NFL this week is all about games with 12-6, 9-3 or 13-9 final scores; journeyman ...
    09/18/2017 - 12:07 am | View Link
  • Inside the new battle against Google
    One of the biggest, most embarrassing divorces in the normally quiet world of Washington think tanks blew into the open earlier this month, when writer Barry Lynn and nine others defected from New America. Lynn said they were pushed out of the influential ...
    09/18/2017 - 12:01 am | View Link
  • People Are Watching This Election To See If Fascism Is Making A Comeback In Italy
    ROME — A priest and a fascist will face off this fall in an election in Rome that reflects a deep anger about immigration that could propel nationalist parties into the Italian government next year. On one side is 71-year-old Franco De Donno, a ...
    09/17/2017 - 11:43 pm | View Link
  • Academe on the Auction Block
    At the April 2016 meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education hosted at Las Vegas’s Bally’s Casino, an official from the Charles Koch Foundation introduced four men he identified as “edupreneurs.” These thinkers, he said, were ...
    09/17/2017 - 11:40 pm | View Link
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  • Politicians, Promises, and Getting Real
    On Wednesday Donald Trump demanded that Congress move quickly to enact his tax reform plan. But so far he has not, in fact, offered any such plan. Not only ...
    09/15/2017 - 8:48 am | View Link
  • Politician | Define Politician at Dictionary.com
    Politician definition, a person who is active in party politics. See more.
    09/10/2017 - 3:14 pm | View Link
  • Politician
    The orator, or the politician, who can produce such a state of things, is commonly popular with his contemporaries, however he may be treated by posterity.
    09/10/2017 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • How to Become a Successful Politician: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
    How to Become a Successful Politician. ... Most successful politicians started at the local level and then worked their way up for the years to national ...
    09/10/2017 - 10:49 am | View Link
  • The Best Politics Lists
    in politicians Nicholas II and family rising to #3 List Of Executed Politicians Government 525 people have voted on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents politics 658 ...
    09/10/2017 - 9:30 am | View Link
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