Politicians Lie and Change Their Minds: 6 Broken Promises Since The Year 2000

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Political promises are tricky things: created to charm, and made to be broken. The cynical ease with which voters sometimes assume they're being lied to isn't some random distrust — rather, it's a time-tested reaction to what we know to be true about politicians.

It's not just promises to voters that politicians break, either. Sometimes, they're just as comfortable breaking promises to their colleagues — or even to themselves. Here are eight notable promises politicians have broken since the start of the century.

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