Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has a new book out. Beshear, a Democrat, left office in 2015 after serving the state-constitutional maximum of two four-year terms. Newspaper accounts say Beshear’s 361-page work entitled “People over Politics” is about how to make government work again.The book strikes us as more of a political memoir, one that in part attempts to gloss over some key failures during Beshear’s time at the reins.
We kind of wish James Comey had testified Thursday that Donald Trump ordered him in Russian to drop the FBI probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The reason is we think Mike Pence would make a great president.It's not the Russia thing that has us saying this. We continue to believe Democrats are barking up the wrong tree on that one. Did the Russians attempt to influence the 2016 election? Evidence is strong that they did. But that isn't really so earthshaking.
An Associated Press article in Tuesday's Paducah Sun chronicled the difficulty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky faces trying to cobble together health insurance legislation.Republicans promised to move quickly after the 2016 election delivered them control of the House, Senate and White House to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act -- the health insurance law better known to most as Obamacare.
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 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
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".