On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos officially rescinded Obama-era guidance outlining how colleges should respond to and handle sexual assaults, arguing that the previous guidance was too slanted in favor of accusers, particularly women, and too harsh on those who were accused. The Department of Education withdrew a 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter requiring all schools to adopt a “preponderance-of-the-evidence” standard when mediating disputes over alleged sexual assaults, reports The Hill.
–Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, in a statement calling on President Trump to withdraw his nomination of Jeff Mateer, an assistant attorney general in Texas and former counsel for the anti-LGBTQ Liberty First Institute, to fill a position on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mateer, who requires Senate confirmation, is under fire after comments he made about LGBTQ people and the expansion of their civil rights came to light.
Don’t be shocked if former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s name appears a ballot in the next few years. Last week, McCrory, a Republican who was defeated for re-election last year, began hosting a morning segment on Charlotte’s WBT radio. McCrory told The Associated Press in an interview that his contract with the station has him appearing on air most weekdays. This isn’t McCrory’s first foray into the world of conservative talk radio.
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".