The Secret Service is running out of money, largely because of increased expenses for protecting President Donald Trump's large family and their many homes, Director Randolph "Tex" Ailes tells USA Today. He said more than 1,000 agents have already maxed out on salary and overtime for the entire year. "The agency has faced a crushing workload since the height of the contentious election season, and it has not relented in the first seven months of the administration.
When Louisiana state Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, convinced the House this spring that removing military monuments should be subject to a local referendum, black lawmakers walked out of chamber. They said passage of Carmody's bill illustrated a "deep-rooted belief in white supremacy." The bill later died in Senate committee, however, and now Carmody is giving up on his effort, The News-Star in Monroe reports.
President Donald Trump is nominating U.S. attorneys at a brisk pace that's already seen him announce his choice for the top prosecutor in both federal court districts in Mississippi, all three districts in Alabama and two out of three in Georgia. Yet in Louisiana, the administration has not submitted nominees for any of the three districts, including the historically high-profile post in New Orleans. That makes Louisiana an outlier not only in the Deep South but nationally.
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".