Today is Harvey Milk Day, and the White House is remembering the California politician and LGBT activist by unveiling a new forever stamp. Every year, a citizen advisory committee sifts through thousands of proposals to pick the 20 subjects that the U.S. Postal Service commemorates with a stamp. Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in January 1978.
The 2016 presidential primaries are less than two years away, and the prime season for thinking about running — and couching your thoughts in the vaguest language possible — is nigh. However, Republicans seemed a bit more open about their future ambitions on this week's menu of Sunday shows — especially Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. The Florida senator was already stirring up 2016 gossip with his presence in New Hampshire this weekend — his first visit to the early primary state in two years.
In 2017, not even campaign signs are safe (but really, were they ever?) Summer is here, but strange political happenings never take a vacation in America. Here's a not-at-all representative smattering of what's happening in state politics, both the important and merely amusing. Come for the Vaseline and glitter; stay for the city commissioner in a chicken suit.
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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
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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".