As congressional Republicans weigh the benefit of scoring any coming tax reform legislation using a current-policy baseline, which they believe could make deficit-neutral tax reform easier to achieve, critics are blasting the idea as a gimmick that would hide the true cost of tax cuts. House Republicans’ “A Better Way” tax reform blueprint, released last year, proposed using a current-policy baseline instead of the current-law baseline used by the Congressional Budget Office in its estimates.
A Senate proposal to partly repeal the Affordable Care Act fizzled July 26 after a group of Republicans defected, consigning it to the same fate as a plan the day before to repeal and replace much of the 2010 healthcare law. Senate Finance Committee members Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, were among seven Republicans who joined a united Democrat front to vote down the repeal bill 45-55 on July 26.
Several Senate Republicans voted against the latest iteration of the Better Care Reconciliation Act late on July 25, which needed 60 votes to pass. The latest legislative language to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, introduced as an amendment to the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), included proposals from GOP Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Ted Cruz of Texas that triggered the 60-vote threshold.
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".