Black women, a voting bloc the chairman of the Democratic National Committee called "the backbone" of the party, pulled the most weight in a coalition with women and young voters to carry Doug Jones to victory in last night's special election. Jones won in large part to African-American turnout in a race where blacks represented a larger portion of turnout than when Barack Obama was on the ballot.
After Senator-elect Doug Jones's shocking victory of Roy Moore in last night's special election in Alabama, Democrats are calling on the Senate to stall any action on the tax bill until Jones is seated in Congress. Democrats are citing precedent from 2010, when their party, including President Barack Obama, delayed the vote on Obamacare until Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts took office after a special election. "The vote on the tax bill should be postponed.
A deafening roar fell over the Birmingham Ballroom inside the Sheraton Hotel in the Magic City as supporters of Doug Jones watched the two large projectors tuned to CNN that showed the Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama's special election inching closer to Roy Moore. At the time, Jones was still in a hotel room gathering with his family.
DNC Chair Tom Perez on @thedemocrats' $1 million investment in #ALSen: "We operated below the radar screen because that was in the best interest in this race. We were below the radar screen, but we were present, we were present throughout Alabama." https://t.co/Iy0LyfLBf1
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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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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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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".