I've covered Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call since 2001. I also write and edit the paper's "Capitol Ideas" blog, contribute to the newspaper's "Pennsylvania Avenue," and "Lehigh Valley Music" blogs and, from 2009 to 2011, co-hosted the weekly "Politics as Usual" podcast....
Little opposition for incumbent state lawmakers this year
Trump is his own worst enemy one year into term as presidentWhen it came to a recent column about President Donald Trump’s preference for “executive time” that includes a healthy dose of cable news viewing and unhinged Tweeting, the reader wasn’t in the mood to hold back. “This article was just a pack of lies,” wrote a reader of the Mansfield News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, where my column occasionally runs. “Please don’t lie to the American people.
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Tidal waves always start with a few early ripples. Last November's off-year gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia were the first signs that, after a year of Donald Trump and some seriously bad results, that Democrats might be finally turning the tide to their favor. Democrats captured the Governor's Mansion in New Jersey and Virginia, even as they closed the gap in Virginia's House of Delegates and picked up statewide row offices.
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-4th District, is taking heat for his claim to a Fox News host that ISIS was behind last year's shooting spree at a Las Vegas hotel that wounded hundreds and resulted in the deaths of 59 people"I smell a rat, like a lot of Americans. Nothing's adding up," Rep. Scott Perry, of York County, told Tucker Carlson.
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".