Watch out! 4 surprising ways politics could screw up your summer plans

Are you trying to build your resume by working a summer job? Trying to take a trip with friends and see the world? Just trying to take advantage of some new laws and unwind? Whatever your summer plans are, make sure they don’t get ruined by these 5 legislative nightmares!

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Rand Paul’s new comments on drones: flip-flop or fudge-up?

You’ve probably all seen (or at least heard about) Rand Paul’s drone filibuster last month. The whole thing started when the Kentucky Senator vowed to block the confirmation of CIA director John Brennan unless the White House told him it wouldn’t use unmanned drones to kill US citizens on American soil. Read more ›

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How much does it cost to be an ambassador? Ask Obama’s donors

Want to be an ambassador? Then listen up! It’s not what you know or who you know that will get you the job – it’s how much you give.

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Rubio camp capitalizing on “water-gate” with water bottles

One of the best things you can do in an awkward situation is laugh at yourself. Marco Rubio and company are doing just that – and hoping to make a little cash along the way. Read more ›

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North Korean nuclear test shows our policies aren’t working

When the USGS announced that it had picked up seismic activity near P’unggye, it was immediately clear the 5.1 magnitude quake wasn’t natural – it was caused by an atomic bomb. Read more ›

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Immigration, gangs in DC, and the path to reform

How much sense does this make? Congress is deadlocked over spending cuts, at loggerheads over gun control, and paralyzed on presidential nominees. Yet somehow a bipartisan group of senators is proposing an immigration bill that might actually pass.

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Allowing women in combat? A no-brainer

The push for a woman’s right to serve on the front lines seems like one of the strangest moves for gender equality to a lot of us guys. Read more ›

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