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Congress Avoids Government Shutdown Before Taking Election Break

Congress has passed legislation to avoid a government shutdown, but next year’s budget won’t be finalized until after the November midterm elections. 

Entrepreneurs Prefer Spending Cuts Over Tax Increases, Survey Finds

It looks like yet another group of Americans is joining fiscal conservatives in their call on the government to reduce deficit by cutting its spending. A new KPMG study has found that most business executives believe this is a better way to reduce public debt, as opposed to raising taxes in the midst of a weak economy. 

Overeating Tied To Changes In Brain Chemistry

The obesity epidemic is putting a great deal of strain on the healthcare system, costing the nation billions of dollars each year. Additionally, the number of deaths due to obesity-related health problems are rising at a rapid rate. 

Defense Officials Destroy Soldier’s Memoirs To ‘Protect State Secrets’

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently confirmed that it purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army officer’s memoirs, in order to protect state secrets that could compromise national security. 

Poll: Government Profligacy A Key Issue In Midterm Elections

Politicians on both sides are trying to figure out what issues matter most to the American people this election season. Unsurprisingly, a recent survey has found that the economic situation and government spending top many voters' list of concerns this year. 

As Conservatives Launch Ads In Support Of O’Donnell, Her Poll Numbers Are Inching Up

Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party-backed Senate candidate in Delaware, has been under intense media scrutiny and suffered heavy criticism for her socially conservative views. In order to boost her chances in November, one organization has launched an ad campaign that blasts her Democratic opponent's record. 

Study Finds Exercise May Reduce Insomnia Symptoms

With the millions of dollars that are spent each year on sleep medication and doctor visits, it may seem that Americans are always looking for a better insomnia cure. However, researchers from Northwestern University have found that improving sleep may be simpler than most people think. 

Poll Reveals That Obama’s Endorsement Can Hurt Political Candidacy

Endorsements from well-known politicians are designed to bolster a candidate’s electoral fortunes, but a recent poll reveals that public support from several high-profile figures can have the opposite effect. 

Study Points To Unhealthy Misconception Of Sports Drinks

Every year, people across the country spend millions of dollars on flavored sports drinks. While they often believe they are making a healthful decision, these beverages contain high levels of sugar and may blunt the effects of otherwise healthy eating, according to a new study. 

FreedomFest Attendees Speak Out Against Tax System And Legal Practice

Earlier this summer, the annual FreedomFest — a major libertarian event — was held in Las Vegas, bringing more than 2,000 guests, including Steve Forbes, to discuss ideas such as sovereignty, free markets and the role of government. Now, a survey taken after the event has shed some light on the modern libertarian movement. 

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