Janet Palazzotto remembers a hot summer day in 2000. Her 10-year-old daughter was sitting under a tree to catch some shade during a break from the commercial she was shooting. Since it was a nonunion commercial, she wasn’t sure when her next break would come. Meanwhile, the golden retriever costarring in the commercial had an air-conditioned limo and mandated breaks every 15 minutes, per Humane Society guidelines. It was then that Palazzotto “realized something had to be done” for child actors.
At least five transgender women, all Democrats, have filed to run in Republican-leaning congressional districts—more than doubling the number of trans women who ran last cycle, when Democrats Misty Snow and Misty Plowright lost challenges to Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, respectively. The odds are against the current pool of trans candidates finding more success, as none have raised much yet for what are challenging races for Democrats.
Sen. Mike Lee, along with Richard Blumenthal and Ted Cruz, belongs to an elite Capitol Hill club: members of Congress who also have been Supreme Court clerks. Now Lee is looking to create a similar program on Capitol Hill through legislation that he introduced late last month, which would establish a competitive “Daniel Webster Clerkship Program” for recent law-school graduates.
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
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".