A gloat-heavy edition of the Morning Jolt: The New Trump Policy: 'No Amnesty, As Such, But We Work With Them' Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Republican nominee who's now telling us he's going to allow certain illegal immigrants to stay in the country. "There's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them...
Yahoo News informs us that Rachel Platten's "Fight Song," the tune adopted as the campaign theme for Hillary Clinton, "inspires hatred from some outsiders, but some Clinton campaign staffers insist they've grown to love it." "'Fight Song' is an anthem. 'Fight Song' is a way of f***ing life," one staffer is quoted as saying.
America could use a substantive debate about the way police pursue their duties, charges of racial profiling, training, the culture within police forces, and how the media cover racially-charged accusations of abuse.
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: When Those Health Industry Villains Are Just Part of the Family For once, the Democratic complaints about greedy health care company executives don't seem exaggerated... The pharmaceutical CEO whose company raised the price of EpiPens by more than 400% was rewarded with a 671% raise.
Gary Johnson, speaking with the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times earlier this month: I'm open also to the notion of a carbon tax. That it does have an impact, that it ends up being revenue-neutral. I'm not looking at this as a revenue generator, as much as there are costs associated with, there are health and safety issues with carbon.
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: Trump: 'Obama Got Tremendous Numbers of People Out of the Country.' Meet Donald Trump's new immigration stance, which is to... praise how tough President Obama has been on deportations. Huh? What? "We're going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong.
Do you ever feel like all of Washington's regulatory, ethics, and law-enforcement agencies looked at Bill and Hillary Clinton and shrugged, "Eh, they're the Clintons, they're going to get away with it anyway"?
Michael Wolff, a longtime analyst of the media industry, writes in USA Today: Since the conventions, as [Donald Trump's] daily obnoxiousness and varied offenses against good politics continue, let me spitball that he gets 90 percent of the coverage to [Hillary Clinton's] 10 percent.
This week, Time magazine's cover warned that, "We're losing the Internet to a culture of hate." The lengthy piece, by Joel Stein, profiles Jeffrey Marty, 40-year-old dad and lawyer who lives outside Tampa, who runs the Twitter account of the fictional Congressman Steve Smith, a Tea Party Republican representing nonexistent Georgia's 15th District.
One of Donald Trump's amazing abilities is his power to somehow compel previously reasonably-clear-thinking surrogates to go out and say the most ridiculous things. Yesterday Kellyanne Conway said, "he doesn't hurl personal insults." This is like saying, "he doesn't have a distinctive haircut" or "he doesn't put his name on buildings."
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'
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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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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