Republicans are experts at twisting logic and facts into pretzels. In their world, an ounce is equal to a gallon, and they’ll fight to the death to persuade us of that “truth.” On the matter of sexual predators, a Republican deserves the benefit of the doubt because their vote is needed to cut taxes for rich people or take healthcare away from children who are poor. They pounced when the story of Al Franken’s unquestionably inappropriate behavior broke.
If anything, the biggest take away from Sessions’ testimony is that while Sessions is taking action on Russian interference in commercial matters, he’s satisfied with doing a “review” of interference in our elections. It’s ironic considering that the Trump administration’s expressed interest in preserving election integrity amounts to keeping eligible voters off the rolls while the President retweets fake news originating from Russian bots.
There’s a case in which we’re seeing the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the rights of women and immigrants at the same time. On Friday, a federal judge in D.C., issued a temporary restraining order preventing U.S. officials from blocking a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from terminating her pregnancy. Later that day, the DOJ sought and obtained an order further delaying the young woman’s abortion.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
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".