After voting 48 times to repeal all or significant parts of Obamacare in the past seven years, Republicans couldn't muster enough votes to repeal it now that they're in power. Those earlier votes were meant to be a thumb in the eye of the former president and thumb of the nose to Democrats. But when they had a real chance of repeal, Republicans turned out to be all thumbs. And it's a good thing for us.
Usually it's women complaining about dress codes designed to keep them attired to fit some old guy's standard of propriety. But in last month's heat wave across Europe, it was men who defied the rules. When they were required to wear long trousers and socks in 90-degree temperatures, even in places without air conditioning or not visible to the public, some rebelled. They showed up in shorts and were usually sent home, sometimes losing a day's pay. So a few got creative. They wore skirts or dresses.
When New Jersey state government shut down in 2006, it was because of serious policy differences over taxes. Then-Governor Jon Corzine insisted the state needed more revenue so he wanted to increase the sales tax one percent. Then-Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts wouldn't agree, saying the state was already over-taxed and property taxes should be reduced. This time, as you know, it was a stupid squabble over the governor's attempt to grab millions from emergency reserves of Horizon Insurance.
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".