How's this for Making America Great Again? Human Rights Watch usually focuses its work on uncovering war crimes and reporting on oppressive dictatorships. But in its annual report this year on the state of human rights around the world, the group added a twist. From the Associated Press:Human Rights Watch said Thursday that new intolerance in countries like the U.S. is encouraging oppressive strongmen around the world.
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka was apparently an international fugitive from justice for the entire seven months he worked in the White House. The Hungarian website 444 turned up information that police in Budapest have an outstanding arrest warrant against Gorka for “firearm or ammunition abuse.” The warrant was apparently issued on Sept. 17, 2016, almost two months before Donald Trump's election.
If anyone wonders why support for Donald Trump among religious evangelicals holds steady despite some of his rather un-Christian behavior, it is at least partly for announcements like this one. The Department of Health and Human Services will form an Office of Conscience and Religious Freedom, to be located within HHS's Civil Rights Division.
To say nothing of the memory hole into which this guy has just dropped eight years of GOP congressional behavior under Obama. Oh, the Senate needs 60 votes? I hadn't heard, because I've been in a coma in a cave on Neptune.
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".