On Monday, June 26, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump was joking in July 2016 when Trump called on Russia to hack his then-opponent Hillary Clinton and release her missing emails. Spicer said this after he was questioned by NBC News' Kristen Welker on the president's recent tweet claiming former President Barack Obama “colluded or obstructed” in relation to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Do we really know that?
On Thursday, June 26, the Supreme Court agreed to allow parts of President Donald Trump's controversial revised travel ban to go into effect. It will make a decision on whether or not the travel ban is lawful in October. In the meantime, the ban will impact foreign nationals from six predominately Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, The Washington Post reports. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, lost in lower courts when it was ruled he'd violated the state's public accommodations law. The law prohibits refusing service to customers based on such things as race, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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".