To be honest, I do give Marco Rubio a little credit for showing up to Wednesday night’s CNN town hall in Florida. Not as much credit as I give his senatorial counterpart, Bill Nelson, who complimented Rubio for his presence and then noted that Governor Rick Scott had not put in an appearance. Governor Bat Boy, of course, is expected to run against Nelson this fall, so that was a nice double-axel and Nelson stuck the landing.
Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ gets done and where you’re searching for the very souls whom already have been sold. The predominant issue out in several states right now involves the incredible campaign of the Republicans in Pennsylvania to maintain the ludicrously gerrymandered map they produced in their state legislature.
"Nothing But The Best People" is never not going to be hilarious. From CNN:There are bookmaking operations in the Bronx who vet their employees better than this crowd does. This clown’s government employment, however brief it was, is of a piece with the absolute lunacy we are seeing from the conservative media networks regarding the surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (How the hell Jack Kingston still has a job with CNN is anybody’s guess. Soros!)
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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
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
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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".