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Are Political Conventions a Waste of Time? — Survey of the Day

This week, the Republicans are holding their national political convention in Tampa, Florida. Next week it will be the Democrats doing the same in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Political Extremists May Sound Mad, But They’re Actually Happier Than Moderates

While political extremists may froth at the mouth and march around in a huff, research suggests that they are actually happier than those who take more moderate political views.

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Should Churches Be Involved in Politics? — Survey of the Day

The separation of church and state doesn’t mean religious leaders can’t express political opinions. And in the wake of President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage there has been talk that some houses of worship may encourage their flock not to vote for the president in 2012 to protest his reversal on the issue.

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Do You Talk About Politics at Work? – Survey of the Day

Politics is definitely in the air, especially since 2012 is an election year. But a recent survey by Harris Interactive on behalf of Careerbuilder.com suggests most folks still shy away from talking about Democrats and Republicans in their workplace.

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What Role Does Biology Play in Politics?

When it comes to politics, our stances may not just be a matter of opinion. They could be based in biology, too.

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This Day in History for June 30 – 26th Amendment Ratified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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Rosanne & Alec Political Ambitions

In separate TV appearances this week, actor Alec Baldwin and comedienne Roseanne Barr both revealed their political ambitions.

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