Republican Gov. Chris Christie, notorious for his insistence that the federal government stay out of New Jersey, is already demanding federal aid.
The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.
Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.
Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.
Dozens of unemployed activists and supporters rallied here at Federal Plaza August 5 urging Congress to enact a massive federal jobs program and not to cut badly needed social entitlement programs.
It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.
Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.
In house parties across the nation, 25,000 participants told heartfelt stories of their struggles to make the "American dream" a reality.
The two sides were at an impasse over how to resolve a $5 billion deficit for the budget period that started July 1.
Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.