Joe Biden, according to an anonymously sourced article in Politico, is considering some “far-out” ideas if he decides to run for president. Knowing the skills and smarts of the Biden team, I doubt that any of the ideas in the article are serious possibilities. Most likely, as the article hints, some of the ideas come from the circle of fundraisers and supporters one rung out from the innermost one.
In the age of Trump, some of us have to give ourselves little pep talks. They go like this: “I cannot believe that Trump just did that.” (The internal monologue is triggered by some of Trump’s foulest deeds: pulling out of the Paris climate accord; firing FBI Director James B. Comey; doing nothing about Russia’s attack on our democratic process; equating “both sides” in Charlottesville; repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections; blowing up Obamacare with no alternative.)
The injuries are piling up on President Trump, and so are the insults. Insult: Hope Hicks telling the House Intelligence Committee she told white lies for her boss. Injury: She’s leaving the White House. Insult: Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is finally treating the family like the hired help. Injury: Jared Kushner, according to the New York Times, has been procuring huge loans for his family business from people he meets with in the White House, one of whom may have been seeking a job.
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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
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".