At redistricting trial, Rep. Hurd says more districts should be like hisU.S. Rep. Will Hurd testified in federal court here today in an ongoing trial on a challenge to Texas’ redistricting process. The trial, part of a lawsuit filed in 2011 by civil rights groups and voters claiming the state has continuously suppressed minority voting rights, has pitted attorneys for Texas' mostly Republican state and congressional representatives against the plaintiffs.
Federal judges in a redistricting trial over Texas’ alleged racial gerrymandering heard closing arguments in San Antonio on Saturday in a case that could have major implications for the 2018 midterm elections in the state. The trial is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed in 2011 by a coalition of civil rights groups and individuals who claim that the state has suppressed minority voting rights in at least three congressional districts.
In advance of the Fourth of July weekend — and low gas prices — sending Texans out on the roads, the state’s Department of Transportation has been visiting area malls to reach out to young drivers and persuade them to put down their phones while driving. With gasoline prices expected to be lower on July 4 than on New Year’s Day — for the first time in 17 years — AAA is expecting a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday weekend.
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".