WASHINGTON — Government employees aren’t the only ones who are wondering what they’ll be doing on Monday if Congress can’t reach a budget agreement, federal contractors are also facing a lot of uncertainty. Depending on when their contract was funded, what agency they’re with, what they’re doing, and where they work out of, some contractors may continue working as if nothing has changed. If the federal personnel the contractor works alongside is locked out, the contractor may be too.
WASHINGTON — Unless Congress reaches a deal to fund the federal government, the National Zoo and all the other Smithsonian museums may have to close their doors to the public starting on Tuesday. It’ll mean the day-to-day staff who help keep things running won’t be allowed to go to work and the public won’t be allowed to visit. It also means the famed panda cam is will be shut down, too. But the zookeepers who interact with the animals every day will continue to show up.
WASHINGTON — Variable speed limits between the Capital Beltway and Interstate 70 in Western Maryland are enough of an issue for drivers that one Maryland lawmaker wants to boost the speed limits on the Beltway and Interstate 270 to 70 mph. Moving from one interstate to another means the speeds you were safely and legally driving at one point can get you a ticket just a couple of miles later, as limits range from 55 miles per hour on Interstate 495 and I-270 to 70 miles per hour on I-70.
@JimMacKayOnAir Imagine how shocked everyone will be when we find out he's been practicing how to throw left-handed all week. With a little trickery from Ernie Adams, the Jaguars will never know what hit them!
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".