WASHINGTON â€” Mitt Romney told longtime supporters Friday that he is considering running for president again in 2016, according to several reports. The Wall Street Journal, Politico and Washington Post reported that Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, told donors meeting in New York of his interest. The reports cite unnamed sources who attended the meeting.
Billionaire Donald Trump plunged into Republican politics today, telling an enthusiastic crowd that if he runs for the White House -- and wins -- that "America will be respected again." The real estate developer and reality TV star said he'll decide by June whether to join the crowded field trying to defeat President Obama. His reason? America, Trump said, is becoming "the laughingstock of the world."
USA TODAY's Alan Gomez is at today's controversial hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee focusing on the radicalization of Muslims in America. We have a photo gallery of the events here. Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., chairman of the committee has vowed this will be the first in a series of sessions. The hearing at times has been emotional. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims in Congress, broke down as he recounted the story of a young Muslim-American man killed in the 9/11 attacks.
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".