This list is an experiment in quantifying what's on the minds of the public, the news media, and candidates running for office this year. We selected 10 major political issues that have been part of the national conversation over the course of the midterm campaign and sought to rank their prominence nationally, state by state, and within each state.
Two flight engineers from the International Space Station (ISS) crew conducted a spacewalk and launched a Russo-Peruvian nanosatellite on Monday. Engineers Oleg Artemyev and Aleksandr Skvortsov also carried out a number of technical operations such as taking swabs of test equipment and photographing the orbital station.
This live event is due to start at 14:30 BST Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are carrying out a six and half hour spacewalk in order to deploy a nanosatellite on the exterior of the International Space Station.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.