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The least trustworthy people in American politics, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the people's picks for the worst liars in the state, local and federal government. Tired of lying politicians? This is a way to vote against them, and to join the rest of the country in calling them out for their lying ways.
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Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

Harry Reid

Jesse Jackson

John Edwards

Joseph McCarthy

Nancy Pelosi

Richard Nixon

Eric Holder

Al Sharpton

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<![CDATA[The Most Influential Politicians in American History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-influential-politicians-in-american-history
The most influential politicians in American history, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to discover how these politicians rank in the public eye. We are defining influence here as - for better or worse - how the actions of this politician shaped American history - so your rankings and votes should not be based on whether or not you like a particular politician or agreed with their policies and actions. Also note that this list of influential politicans is not limited to Presidents and can include other influential office-holders. The most influential political figues in US history can be from local or national politics. You can add any missing pols by making your own version of this list. Love them or hate them, politicians shaped this great country... these are the ones who had the most influence.

So who are the most influential politicians in American history? Who are the greatest politicians in American history? That's up to you to decide, so make your vote count!

Abraham Lincoln

Alexander Hamilton

Benjamin Franklin

Franklin D. Roosevelt

George Washington

John Adams

John F. Kennedy

Ronald Reagan

Theodore Roosevelt

Thomas Jefferson

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Minds of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-minds-of-all-time/walter-graves
List of the Greatest Minds of All Time, throughout history. This list represents the most influential thinkers across various disciplines, ranked in a way that represents the power of their ideas and their impact on the world. The wisest men and women include top philosophers, physicists, famous poets, thinkers, teachers, physiologists, artists, inventors, engineers, the most irreplaceable CEOs in the world, economists and politicians and those whose talents span across many fields of study.

This list takes a historic perspective, so the greatest thinkers who are included on this list come from many different eras. The greatest minds of the 21st century may be quite different from great geniuses from the distant past, but each person should be judged within the context of the time that they were living. For example, inventing a new type of telephone in 2013 would not qualify one as "the most brilliant mind of all time," but in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell first patented the telephone, it was an act of genius not seen before.

See Also: The Most Influential People of All Time.

Albert Einstein



Galileo Galilei

Isaac Newton

Leonardo da Vinci

Marie Curie

Nikola Tesla


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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<![CDATA[The Worst U.S. Presidents]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-10-worst-u-s-presidents
The worst U.S. presidents of all time, measured by their negative impact on the nation, its citizens health and happiness, and its future prosperity. (In some cases – such as the popular selections of Warren G. Harding and Richard Nixon – the negative view of the president and his administration is due to various scandals and perceived corruption within its ranks. Nixon, of course, remains the only president to step down from the office amidst threats of impeachment.)

Much of a president's job – including serving as the figurative head of the American state and setting the nation's general legislative and diplomatic agenda – is sort of intangible and hard to evaluate in strict "good vs. bad" terms. This makes any list of the "best" or "worst" presidents essentially subjective, and though there were administrations with a significant series of positive or negative outcomes, it's rarely clear just how much these had to do with the person in office and how many were simply due to accidents of fate or circumstance. Nonetheless, in particularly extraordinary cases – such as the administration of Abraham Lincoln, which kept the nation intact during the Civil War crisis, or the administration of Andrew Johnson immediately after that threatened the entire success of the Reconstruction project – it is clear which presidents did an overall good or bad job.

Also be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of The Best US Presidents.

Andrew Johnson

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Herbert Hoover

James Buchanan

Jimmy Carter

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon

Woodrow Wilson

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<![CDATA[The Most Important Leaders in World History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-important-leaders-in-world-history
This is a list of the most important and influential leaders in the history of the world. Who are the most important world leaders? Anyone can vote on this definitive list of the men and women who shaped our civilization – for better or worse – making it a collaborative list of the greatest leaders in human history.

Visionaries, pragmatists, conquerors, and humanitarians all share this list. Rank them in terms of importance and add anyone you see missing. So, who are the most impacting world leaders in history?

Abraham Lincoln


George Washington

Julius Caesar

Mahatma Gandhi

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Napoleon Bonaparte

Winston Churchill

Augustus Caesar

Alexander The Great

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<![CDATA[The Best Political Films Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-political-films-ever-made
Political movies can approach the notion of politics and government from numerous perspectives, and with many wildly divergent purposes. Some of the earliest and best-remembered films were essentially propaganda tools being used by a political party or ideological group, hoping that the new media of cinema could be useful in helping to persuade or mollify the masses. (In some cases, as with the Nazi documentary "Triumph of the Will" or Sergei Eisenstein's massively influential "Battleship Potemkin," they were undeniable successful, at least initially.)

Political films can also serve the opposite purpose, encouraging people to distrust or even fear their government, or attacking an individual politician or political movement specifically. The paranoia thrillers of the 1970s, for example, reflected America's distrust in its own leaders following the Watergate and other corruption scandals. More recently, George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" told a true story about journalist Edward R. Murrow facing off against Joseph McCarthy, but as a way of discussing political issues that remained relevant even upon its release in 2005.

Many Americans' understanding of complex political situations, both in their homeland and in other countries, as well, comes from watching popular films. For example, the satirical take on the politics of war in "Wag the Dog," the insights into Greek politics provided by Costa-Gavras "Z" or the look at Bolivian elections in the documentary "Our Brand is Crisis."

This list includes notable and significant political movies from throughout cinema history from all different styles and genres. It is VoteRanked and Open, so be sure to vote up your favorites, vote down the movies you don't think belong on the list and add any other suggestions you have at the bottom of the page.

Check out more lists like this awesome collection of political thrillers, slave movies that will make you question the justice of history, and the top napoleon movies ever made


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

All the President's Men


Hotel Rwanda

Judgment at Nuremberg

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Schindler's List

The Great Dictator

The Manchurian Candidate

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<![CDATA[The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-world-war-ii-movies-of-all-time
The best World War 2 movies remind us that perhaps no single event has had a greater impact on the future of filmmaking than World War II. It arrived at the dawn of a new era in glossy, professional mainstream filmmaking, and it affected literally every facet of daily life in North America, Europe and Asia, where most of the world's films were being produced. World War 2 has remained a constant subject of fascination for filmmakers from the 1940s to the present day.

Though "WWII Films" could be classified as a separate genre from the general heading of "War Movies," they take on a lot of different styles, forms and tones. There are authentic WWII recreations, epic takes on the history of the entire period, personal stories about the soldiers, spies, revolutionaries and resistance fighters who fought the war and, naturally, sagas about the civilians of the time whose lives were forever changed by the conflict.

Many of the films on this list - from "Patton" to "Casablanca" to "Saving Private Ryan" - have secured their place among the most iconic films of all time. Rerank your own list to nominate your favorites for this CrowdRanked collection of the best WWII films, and then be sure to vote on your favorites. Also check out this list of the best war movies ever.

Band of Brothers

Das Boot


Saving Private Ryan

Schindler's List

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Dirty Dozen

The Great Escape

The Guns of Navarone

The Longest Day

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<![CDATA[The Most Influential People of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-influential-people-of-all-time
This is a list of the most influential people of all of human history. This means that the individuals on this list have had a significant effect on how regular people live their lives today and have had a large impact on how modern society works. The names on this list include religious figures, scientists and inventors, and some of the most important leaders in world history. Vote for your top choices and re-rank this list your way.

What makes an individual worthy of a spot on a list of the most influential people ever? Certainly, some of the greatest minds of all time deserve to be ranked highly. Examples include Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, and certainly Albert Einstein. Each one of these incredible people used the power of their minds to change the world. Not surprisingly, several names on this list are also among the most famous role models we'd like to meet in person.

And modern-era figures also deserve to be listed here. Can anyone argue that Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg aren't among the most influential contemporary Americans? It's time to add your opinions on who you believe are the most influential people who ever lived, with your votes and your rankings.

Adolf Hitler

Albert Einstein


Charles Darwin

Galileo Galilei

Isaac Newton

Jesus Christ

Leonardo da Vinci



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<![CDATA[Who Should Be the Next President of the Republic of India?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/next-president-of-the-republic-of-india/srinidhi-s-u
Who would you wish to see as the President after the term of Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of Republic of India?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

C. N. R. Rao

L. K. Advani

Manmohan Singh

Meira Kumar

Mohammad Hamid Ansari

Murli Manohar Joshi

Pranab Mukherjee

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

T. N. Seshan

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<![CDATA[13 Hilariously Embarrassing Tweets by Politicians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/12-hilariously-embarrassing-tweets-by-politicians/keshvaralikhani
You don't have to search very far to find hilarious political Twitter fails, especially as more and more politicians join the social media bandwagon. Not every legislator can be as cool as Cory Booker or as awesome at selfies as Hilary Clinton. Even the sharpest politicians are destined to send out an embarrassing tweet now and again. 

From "accidental" confessions to awkward typos, politicians have made some of the biggest Twitter gaffes in history. Some end in mild embarrassment, others in resignation. All of them are totally hilarious. What are the absolute worst Tweets by politicians? 

Vote for your favorite hilariously embarrassing political tweets!

Jay Nixon Cracks Up
He may have been hoping to encourage voters to do their patriotic duty, but Missouri Governor Jay Nixon went above and beyond (or, more accurately, below) when he tweeted this photo of one of this constituents on Election Day, 2014. 

(Source USA Today)
Anthony Weiner Gets Hacked
They were the Tweets seen 'round the world. Perhaps the most famous occasion of political Tweeting gone wrong, the Senator's Weiner-photos made headlines in May 2011 when they were made public on his Twitter account. Weiner claimed he had been hacked, but later admitted that he'd been exchanging explicit photos (like the crotch shots he accidentally Tweeted) with six women. The sexting scandal eventually led to his resignation. 

(Source NBC New York)
Raul Labrador Likey 2 Broke Girls
According to Rep. Raul Labrador's camp, this candid tweet was accidentally posted by a staffer, and is not an admission of the Congressman's terrible taste in TV shows. It came shortly after an episode of the CBS sitcom which showed the two young stars danced around a stripper pole, and shortly before the congressman's spokesman, Phil Hardy, was fired.  

(Source politwhoops.sunlightfoundation.com)
Keith Ellison Has a Craving
Just to clarify, this is not actually a photo of a Benihana dinner. It is, however, a photo that was re-tweeted by Congressman Keith Ellison during what must have been an intense BBQ craving. The slip-up was fixed after just 25 seconds. 

(Source Gawker.com)
Ed Balls Starts International Holiday
You may not know this, but Ed Balls Day is actually an international holiday. At least according to the UK member of parliament's many Twitter fans. As legend has it, on April 28, 2011, Balls accidentally tweeted his own (hilarious) name when trying to search for an article about himself. Before long, the tweet sparked a unstoppable, Balls-tastic meme that included parodies, fake twitter accounts, movie posters, comic strips, and more. The rest is history. 

(Source knowyourmeme.com)
Chris Dodd Doesn't Understand How Private Messages Work
Was it a private message, an accidental outburst, or the result of nefarious Twitter hacking? We may never know. For what it's worth, Connecticut senator Chris Dodd's team called this awkward tweet a "technical mistake."

(Source nymag.com)
Juan Vargas Has Thoughts About Children
We're pretty sure California rep Juan Vargas was trying to say "exploitation." 

(Source politwhoops.sunlightfoundation.com)
Chuck Grassley Loves You-Know-What
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley sparked an avalanche of online jokes after tweeting about everyone's favorite ice creamery. According to a spokesperson, the Iowa Senator was referring to the DQ's famous Blizzards. Sure, we'll go with that. 

(Source @ChuckGrassley )
GOP Celebrates the End of Racism
Sure, there's nothing wrong with showing a little love for Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her historic bus ride. But the GOP found itself in some hot water when the Republican National Committee suggested that racism no longer exists. It didn't take long before the ironic hashtag #racismendedwhen started trending. 

(Source @GOP)
Dan Pfeiffer Regrets a Typo
The now-deleted Tweet from White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer meant to say something along the lines of, "also a much bigger factor on the right," but accidentally included a racial slur that didn't make many followers happy (and prompted this apology).  

(Source @pfeiffer44)

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