It's a Cruel Crude Summer

Nothing like a pre-lubed beach vacation. You'll save on sunblock too.

Photo gallery: Ripple effects of the BP oil spill

As oil hits more beaches, politicians make more waves
Reporting from Atlanta and Washington — The effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continued to spread eastward Sunday, leaving tar balls along the white beaches of the Florida Panhandle, while Washington lawmakers maneuvered through the tricky political currents of the unprecedented environmental disaster.