The debate before the debate began was all about which Donald Trump would show up on stage. Provocative Trump, who unexpectedly claimed the Republican presidential nomination over a dozen rivals with stronger political résumés? Or Presidential Trump, who in recent weeks has toned down his rhetoric and, in another political surprise, managed to pull even with rival Hillary Clinton in national and battleground polls?
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The hype surrounding the opening debate here between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has approached Super Bowl-sized dimensions, with countdown clocks on cable shows and predictions that the TV audience will rival the football championship, even without a halftime show. But does the opening debate really make that much difference?
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans have improved their prospects of holding control of the Senate in November by acting as though they were running for sheriff, the head of the GOP campaign committee says. That, and all but ignoring Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON - With seven weeks until Election Day, Democratic mega-donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer is trying to convince Millennials not just to support Hillary Clinton but also to show up to vote.
50 days to go. After a campaign that started more than a year ago, nearly every American already has formed an opinion of the presidential contenders, millions of dollars in TV ads have been aired, and early voting in some states has begun.
On Wednesday Chief Justice John Roberts swore Carla Hayden in to lead the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, created in 1800 by President John Adams. Hayden, 64, was born in Tallahassee and is the first woman and the first African-American to serve as the Librarian of Congress.
Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to serve as the Librarian of Congress, sat down with USA TODAY's Capital Download to talk about her battle against provisions of the USA Patriot Act and her decision to keep Baltimore's libraries open in the wake of violence over the death of Freddie Gray.
By Susan Page, USA TODAY The USA TODAY Network is spending time in eight counties in eight states, exploring the key electoral themes that could decide this fall's election. Each week from now until the election, we will feature a different one. The series debuted last week with a look at Waukesha County in Wisconsin .
The USA TODAY Network is spending time in eight counties in eight states, exploring the key electoral themes that could decide this fall's election. Each week from now until the election, we will feature a different one. The series debuted last week with a look at Waukesha County in Wisconsin.
WASHINGTON - The late, legendary Texas Democrat Robert Strauss used to caution allies that, in politics, things were never as good as they seemed or as bad as they seemed. As Monday dawned, Hillary Clinton was surely hoping that axiom was true.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".