Economics used to be about the facts.
Sure, weve long known that partisanship influences how people think about the economy.
For instance, Democrats tend to view the economy more positively when a Democrat is in the White House. Republicans do the same thing.
But as political polarization grows more extreme in the U.S., there are indications that Americans of different partiesboth in the electorate and political officeare looking at the same facts and seeing profoundly different realities.
Case in point; After Donald Trumps electoral college victory made him Americas President-elect, economic optimism soared among Republicans. The share of Republican respondent
Colin Powell attempted to persuade Hillary Clinton and her aides to not use him as a scapegoat for the controversy surrounding Clinton's private email server, according to leaked emails hacked from Powell's Gmail account.
In the emails,
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WASHINGTONThe U.K.s decision to exit the European Union may rock the overall U.S. economy in coming months. But it isnt likely to sink it.
Once the initial market turmoil abates, the Brexit decision will become the latest in a long list of headwinds contributing to the American economys sluggish growth. The U.S. has powered through a number of overseas risks in the seven years since the recession ended and economists expect it will weather this one, too, allowing domestic concerns to agai
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Miami Beach police shot and killed a man on Alton Road Saturday after authorities say he tried to rob a bank, fled to a nearby barbershop and then confronted cops with a straight edge razor a grisly scene that unfolded before bystanders, who quickly posted video of the deadly encounter on social media.
In the video, a bald, shirtless man wearing blue jeans and holding a straight razor in his left hand takes a step toward two Miami Beach police officers, who are aiming their weapons at him.
No verbal exchanges can be heard on the video, which appeared to be shot from across the street.
As the man approaches them, a policeman fires his assault rifle. Two shots are heard o
Residents and authorities in a rural upstate New York community were taking precautions after an Arizona man posted a video online showing himself with a gun and saying he was traveling to the town for a possible confrontation, according to media reports.
Jon Ritzheimer, of Phoenix, Arizona, was seen with a gun and claiming that he was heading to Islamberg, a rural hamlet that is home to a small Muslim community about 130 miles northwest of New York City, the reports said. His comments could be viewed as threatening, they said.
Ritzheimer posted the video on Facebook, according to the reports.
New York City's Daily News, citing sources, reported that the FBI had issued an alert to law enforcement agencies to look out for him.
"After recently becoming aware of a video which could have been perceived as threatening against the Muslim community in Hancock, N.Y., the FBI immediately took steps to notify our federal, state and local partners, the paper quoted a spokeswoman for the FBI's Albany field office as saying.
Neither the FBI or Ritzheimer could be contacted immediately by Reuters.
It was at least the second threat against the town this year, after an ex-Congressional candidate from Tennessee was accused of plotting to burn down a mosque and use an assault rifle against anyone who tried to stop him.
Robert Doggart, who made a failed bid for Congress in 2014 as an independent with highly conservative views, pleaded guilty in April to interstate communication of threats.
Formed by a group of African-American Muslims from New York City, the community follows the teachings of Pakistani Sufi cleric Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, who during the 1980s urged his American acolytes to leave metropolitan areas and establish rural communities centered on religious life.
Islamberg is one of about a dozen Muslim enclaves formed in accordance with the cleric's ideas. It also serves as home to Muslims of America, a Gilani-founded organization.
The Muslims of America have called for Ritzheimer's arrest, according to the reports.
"We let the FBI know as soon as we saw the video," a report quoted spokesman Muhammad Matthew Gardner as saying. "We upped our security at all our properties."
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)