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August 3, 1991
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV says President Bush is lying. That is a harsh word. But it is a euphemism for what the West Virginia Democrat is really accusing the president of doing. He is really accusing him of resorting to racist demagogy for political gain."Republicans want to drive people apart to win elections," Senator Rockefeller told an AFL-CIO conference recently. "They want to turn our attention from what George Bush and Ronald Reagan have been doing for the last 10 years. That's why George Bush is making all that noise about the civil rights bill.
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Mike Preston | September 22, 2014
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti better not be lying. He left himself open to be put in the same class as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday after a nearly 50-minute press conference in which he disputed a recently published report by ESPN challenging the integrity of his franchise. Bisciotti was what you want an owner to be in this situation. He was feisty, defiant, combative and apologetic at times, and repeated his denial of not having seen the second video of running back Ray Rice his wife in an elevator until seven months after the incident.
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By Art Buchwald | November 27, 1992
I ADDRESS this memorandum to all members of the new administration. It's something that Vernon Jordan won't tell you, and yet it's the most important thing you will be called upon to do.Some time, either early or late in your tenure, you will be asked to lie. Nobody wants you to lie, but you will be asked to do it for your president and your country.Lying is part of governing, and no matter how many vows you take to always tell the truth,there is someone above you who will suggest that you fib to save the nation from a terrible mistake that your administration has made.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | September 21, 2014
The man-made catastrophe known as the "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" still lurks. And nobody should interpret the absence of daily negative headlines as a sign the law's myriad problems have been rectified, or that there is substance to Harry Reid's claim of "untrue" horror stories following the law's implementation. So, how much damage has been inflicted now that gross ineptitude in foreign policy has replaced gross ineptitude in health care policy? Let me count the ways … and lies.
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By SUSAN REIMER | June 18, 2002
MY FELLOW mothers and I have been bargaining for the truth lately. But our kids aren't keeping their end of those bargains. My fellow mothers and I promise that we will not tell the father or the other child's mother, in exchange for the truth. We promise that we will not punish, in exchange for the truth. We promise that we will not go ballistic, in exchange for the truth. And still, our kids are lying to us. How do we know? Because our kids are so bad at lying. That's surprising, considering how much of it they do. Their lies are often improbable, and they are usually told without eye contact.
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By ERNEST B. FURGURSON | October 9, 1991
Let's talk about credibility, which is this week's buzzword on Capitol Hill.We have been watching U.S. senators decide whom to believe, Judge Clarence Thomas or his accuser, Professor Anita Hill. Ms. Hill alleged that Mr. Thomas had sexually harassed her when she worked for him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The judge said he did no such thing.About that time, Elliott Abrams, former undersecretary of State, formally admitted that he lied to Congress at least twice about the Iran-contra scandal.
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By William Safire | March 18, 1994
THE "poly lobby" -- the legion of psychological charlatans who claim their machines can unerringly detect lying -- suffered a severe setback when it was revealed that Aldrich Ames, the accused Russian mole, passed two polygraph exams.The merchants of sweat at the FBI moved quickly to protect their livelihood by putting out word that the machines worked -- but that incompetent CIA polygraphers had misread the results.The CIA angrily disputes this leak from the poly lobby even as it reviews old cardiovascular charts of top officials.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 19, 2000
An Ellicott City pediatrician is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 6 in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on charges of tax perjury. Dr. Alfredo J. Herrera, 53, of the 2900 block of Poland Springs Drive was accused in an indictment last week of lying on state tax returns he filed for 1996, 1997 and 1998. The indictment alleges that Herrera tried to evade taxes by claiming personal expenses as business expenses. The Maryland attorney general's office, which is prosecuting the case, refused to elaborate on the charges - each carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
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By Dave Edelman and Dave Edelman,Special to The Sun | May 28, 1995
"Lying In Bed," by J.D. Landis. 296 pages. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, $19.95Solitude can do some strange things to a person, but John Chambers is perhaps a bit stranger than most.Chambers' father, a respectable criminal court judge, calls him "utterly worthless and . . . abjectly murcid," although he leaves his son enough of his hard-earned cash to live a languid life of intellectual introspection in a New York penthouse apartment. Chambers begins describing himself as a rhetorician ("someone who studies the power of language")
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,Boston Globe | March 22, 1995
It was two months after the New England Patriots drug scandal came to the surface following their flop in the Super Bowl. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle was standing at the front of the room, addressing the media on many issues, when a question came from the floor about the Patriots and drugs."
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The war of words in the race for governor escalated Thursday as Republican Larry Hogan called his Democratic rival a liar and asked him to take down a series of "slanderous" advertisements. "I've been around politics for a long time. I know it's a rough and tumble business," Hogan told reporters at his Annapolis headquarters. "This is the most deceitful, most dishonest campaign that I have ever witnessed in my entire life. " Hogan said Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's television spots mischaracterize his positions on abortion, gun control, tuition rates, taxes and pre-kindergarten.
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September 14, 2014
According to The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec , Ozzie Newsome claims that Ray Rice did not lie to him about the incident in which Mr. Rice struck his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer ("Highlights from interview with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome," Sept. 11). Most would assume that means Mr. Rice did not minimize or represent what happened. Dick Cass, team president, states that he was told Mr. Rice slapped his fiancée and she hit her head. The video certainly proves that version to be wrong.
NEWS
August 7, 2014
Your article about U.S. citizens serving in the Israeli Defense Forces doesn't address where their loyalty lies. Is it with Israel or with the U.S., since they chose to serve in a foreign country's military rather than their own ( "Americans find meaning in Israeli military service," Aug. 4)? What happens when these fighters return to the U.S. and enter government or media, as so many of them do? Will they continue to put Israel's interests and security ahead of America's, promoting Israeli propaganda?
NEWS
July 15, 2014
As a high school student, I am in full agreement with Alexandra Della Santina in that an astonishing number of girls spend nearly all of their time focused entirely on their appearance ( "Don't hate me because I like myself," July 8). Being able to state, "I think I'm pretty," should absolutely not inspire a pang of guilt. However, possessing the self-assurance to declare such "taboo" words will not launch you into a mindset of confidence when you spend your entire days in hallways full of girls that all share the deep desire to be a pant size 00. In order to fix that problem, we need to focus on what caused this generation of girls to focus so steadily on nothing but their appearance.
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By Cal Thomas | July 12, 2014
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday afternoon and early Monday. "   Chicago wasn't alone in the Independence Day violence. New York City and Detroit combined for 10 dead in 46 shootings, but let's stick with Chicago where violence in mainly poor African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods has become a way of death.
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By Robert B. Reich | June 18, 2014
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To wit: Lie No. 1: Economic growth reduces poverty. "The best anti-poverty program," wrote Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, in the Wall Street Journal, "is economic growth. " Wrong. Since the late 1970s, the economy has grown 147 percent per capita but almost nothing has trickled down.
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By A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 3, 1997
An Anne Arundel County teen-ager was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday with injuries she suffered when she was run over by a police vehicle as she lay in an alley in Towson, a Baltimore County police spokesman said.Sgt. Kevin Novak, the spokesman, said Shannon O'Brien, 15, of the 1700 block of Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena, suffered a broken hip and leg and head injuries when she was run over about 3: 10 a.m. yesterday by a police vehicle driven by Officer Steven Anderson.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 16, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, changing its mind after 40 years, took away from federal prosecutors yesterday a law they had been using increasingly against those who lie to Congress, including key figures in the Iran-contra scandal.Splitting 6-3, the court said it had been wrong in 1955 when it permitted prosecutors to make wide-ranging use of a 1934 law that makes it a crime to give "false statements" to any federal department or agency.Overruling that 1955 decision, the court said yesterday that the law was to be limited "to the area plainly marked by its text" -- that is, lying to agencies within the executive branch, not to Congress and not to the courts.
NEWS
May 16, 2014
I don't agree with what Karl Rove, a Republican strategist, said about Hillary Clinton ("Anatomy of a smear," May 15). But what the Democrats did to Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney was just as bad. (The suggestion that Mr. Romney single-handedly caused a women who worked for him to die of cancer is one example.) How about some equal opportunity editorializing on the lying by the current administration about the Affordable Care Act, Benghazi, "Fast and Furious," the IRS scandal, etc.?
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By Robert B. Reich | May 7, 2014
Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an airtight case that we're heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the 19th-century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven't stopped lying about what's happening and what to do about it. Herewith, the four biggest right-wing lies about inequality, followed by the truth. Lie No. 1: The rich and CEOs are America's job creators. So we dare not tax them. The truth is, the middle class and poor are the job creators through their purchases of goods and services.
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