Government studying how bugs react when lights are turned on

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The federal government continues to blow money on things like studying the dating habits of seniors, and funding a "silent Shakespeare" festival near the nation's capital, according to a new report.

It's even spending money to study what happens to bugs when manmade lights are turned on, even in the face of a national debt that's quickly approaching $19 trillion.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Monday released a new report on the billions of dollars the federal government wastes each year. Lankford's report takes over where former Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., left off with his annual "wastebook."

Lankford's report is called "Federal Fumbles: 100 ways the government dropped the ball," and among the programs listed is funding for studies on senior dating habits.

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