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Governance experts: Shutdown crisis another sign the federal system is broken

Governance experts say it's no wonder our government is shutdown: Congress is mired in gridlock, budgets aren't passed on time and the president cannot get his nominations to high-ranking posts promptly approved.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 05:51am EDT

Tags: shutdown, U.S. Constitution, Brookings Institution, Harvard Law School, Dick Uliano

Virginians, Marylanders petition to secede

Dozens of states have started petitions to secede from the Union. But don't expect the number of stars on the U.S. flag to shrink any time soon.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:22am EST

Tags: U.S. Constitution, White House, Bob McDonnell, secede, Hank Silverberg