With Democratic triumphs in this year’s midterm elections looking increasingly likely, leading Democrats in Washington, D.C. need to be thinking now about what to do if and when they win a majority in at least one chamber of Congress this November. It is vital that Democrats start developing a series of bills that they can begin passing in a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Day 1.
If 2016 was the year when progressives had their illusions shattered, 2017 was the year when their illusions came back. After losing the White House and failing to recapture either chamber of Congress in 2016, progressives found themselves consigned to outsider status with no real power in Washington.
Team Blue has been consumed lately with sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican tax bill, and the scandal du jour of the Trump administration. But Democratic leaders have been largely quiet on net neutrality, an issue that could animate a significant segment of the population and help improve the party’s political fortunes. Oh, it’s not like Democrats can stop this train. Republicans control the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 3-2.
The Republican Party’s entire brand is based on the myth of victimization and persecution. So even though they are in the majority, they know their base, at its core, thinks of itself as an oppressed minority. Which is laughable, but there it is. https://twitter.com/catherinemccoin/status/954769630647783425
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".