Just about a year ago President Donald Trump signed legislation that made it easier for mentally ill individuals to acquire firearms. Yes. He did. Lots of people wrote about it at the time. Including me. The bill signing was unusual in that Trump didn’t invite the press in to take photographs of him revoking an Obama administration regulation that put the names of certain types of mentally ill individuals into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
EJ Montini: Expanding vouchers is the goal of the billionaire Koch brothers, with the help of Gov. Doug Ducey. It’s going to get ugly. The billionaire Koch brothers, with the help and support of their local lackey, Gov. Doug Ducey, are about to spend millions of dollars to convince you to give your money to wealthy people and to ruin public schools.
There will be no movement or even any serious discussion about gun regulation after the mass killing at a Florida high school because of this:Blood money, some might call it. The National Rifle Association spent $10 million dollars to support the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump. The NRA spent another roughly $20 million on attack ads against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
READER: Charter school abuse, now this voucher attack (that's what I call it) makes me feel like public education is surrounded by enemies. ME: November election is the Alamo. (Good guys can win.) http://azc.cc/2ocBFcx via @azcentral
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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