Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication

Whit Ayres, a Republican political consultant here, likes to tell his clients that there are “three keys to credibility.” “One, never defend the indefensible,” he says. “Two, never deny the undeniable. And No. 3 is: Never lie.” Would that politicians took his advice. Fabrications have long been a part of American politics. Politicians lie to puff themselves up, to burnish […]

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Donald Trump: Politicians ‘All Bull****’

Taking a potshot at the profession he may wish to join Billionaire business mogul Donald Trump, perhaps priming his pitch for a possible 2016 presidential run, ended up digging on politicians at large during a conservative gathering Saturday. “We need somebody who’s gonna get things done, and politicians are all talk and no action,” Trump said while speaking at a […]

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Putting Pakistan’s Politicians to a Piety Test: Are You Muslim Enough?

When Pakistan’s politicians filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming elections on May 11, many were startled to find that they were being tested on whether they were pious enough to face the electorate. Judges from the lower courts, who are overseeing the scrutiny of candidates, quizzed them on whether they could recite particular Koranic verses from memory or knew […]

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