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List Rules U.S. politicians that have been caught lying or have been suspected of lying

Do any politicians tell the truth anymore? Maybe, but you won't find them here. This list has 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.

The worst politicians on this list have told some of the biggest and most notorious politician lies in US history. These political liars are constantly caught with their pants on fire, making us all wonder who voted for them in the first place. From lying presidents like Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, to Congressmen and women like John Edwards and Nancy Pelosi, politician lies come from all parties, offices, genders, and just about any level of government.

You're always thinking that these politicians are liars, so now's your chance to speak up. Upvote the worst, most notorious liars in the American political world below!
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1
5,668 2,436
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Bill Clinton Democratic Party

2
4,232 3,169
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Richard Nixon Republican Party

3
5,215 2,518
Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party

4
4,855 1,981
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
DennisNJ added Hillary Clinton Democratic Party, Republican Party

5
6,132 4,480
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Barack Obama Democratic Party

6
4,708 2,279
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Al Sharpton

7
3,291 2,980
Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Dick Cheney Republican Party

8
3,714 2,333
John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
John Edwards Democratic Party

9
3,448 1,960
Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Harry Reid Democratic Party

10
3,344 2,119
John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
John Kerry Democratic Party, Massachusetts Democratic Party

11
3,294 3,521
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
George W. Bush Republican Party

12
2,658 2,136
Joseph McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Joseph McCarthy Democratic Party, Republican Party

13
2,615 2,242
Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Donald Rumsfeld Republican Party

14
2,749 1,831
Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Karl Rove Republican Party

The Most Influential Politicians in American History

15
3,321 1,947
Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Jesse Jackson Democratic Party

16
2,349 1,864
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Party

17
3,024 1,872
Eric Holder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
DennisNJ added Eric Holder

18
3,184 2,625
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Stingrea88 added Al Gore Democratic Party

19
3,105 1,742
Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Ted Kennedy Democratic Party, Massachusetts Democratic Party

20
2,122 1,905
Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
pete.segers added Paul Ryan Republican Party - Ryan's comments at the RNC were full of lies and half truths. I used to have respect for this man, but anyone who has to lie to make his point does not deserve my vote....

21
2,296 2,032
John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
John Boehner Republican Party

The Best Tech Blogs

22
2,674 1,633
Anthony D. Weiner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
zxray added Anthony D. Weiner Democratic Party

23
2,467 1,493
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Ted Cruz Republican Party

24
2,698 2,539
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Sarah Palin National Republican Party, Republican Party

25
2,845 1,944
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
MasonGill added Joe Biden Democratic Party

26
2,119 1,916
Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Mitt Romney Republican Party

27
1,351 876
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
-1454103513811 added Donald Trump Donald Trump cheated on his wives.  Donald Trump doesn't have a definite opinion about gay marriage.  He doesn't have definite policies.  He is impulsive about his policies.

28
2,041 1,447
Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
JacobCuellar added Barbara Boxer Democratic Party, California Democratic Party

American Politicians (Allegedly) In The Illuminati

29
1,787 758
Jerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
zxray added Jerry Brown Democratic Party, California Democratic Party

30
2,232 1,508
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
wallje added Rand Paul Republican Party

31
1,718 2,483
John McCain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
John McCain Republican Party of Virginia, Republican Party

32
1,407 1,279
Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
2probb added Rahm Emanuel Democratic Party

33
1,836 1,875
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
BillyBumtrip added Al Franken Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

34
1,800 1,755
Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
BillyBumtrip added Barney Frank Democratic Party

35
1,390 2,118
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Henry Kissinger Republican Party

The Greatest Minds of All Time

36
1,604 1,296
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Mike DiOna added Elizabeth Warren Democratic Party, Massachusetts Democratic Party

37
1,265 1,898
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Woodrow Wilson Democratic Party

38
1,323 1,555
Spiro Agnew is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Spiro Agnew Democratic Party, Republican Party

39
1,291 1,604
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
George Wallace Dixiecrat, Democratic Party, American Independent Party

40
1,881 1,767
Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
JacobCuellar added Dianne Feinstein Democratic Party

41
1,447 2,945
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Ronald Reagan Democratic Party, Republican Party

42
1,196 1,719
Tom DeLay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Tom DeLay Republican Party

The Most Ridiculous Michele Bachmann Gaffes and Mistakes

43
828 269
Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
-1454103513811 added Andrew Cuomo Democratic Party

44
764 467
Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
-1454103513811 added Mike Pence Republican Party

45
1,293 2,270
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic Party

46
1,022 877
Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Jeb Bush Republican Party

47
1,005 556
Loretta E. Lynch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
ConnorRichardson added Loretta E. Lynch

48
1,104 364
Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
ConnorRichardson added Martin O'Malley Democratic Party

49
900 590
Ken Cuccinelli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Ken Cuccinelli Republican Party of Virginia, Republican Party

50
1,537 1,298
Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics
Ron Paul Constitution Party, Republican Party