Michael John Gray had lost weight. He said it was from being state Democratic Party chairman. But then he ordered his Big Orange burger without a bread bun, but a lettuce one, and he wanted none of my fries. So, it was a low-carb thing. Still, it’s true that the chairmanship of the state Democratic Party is currently the hardest job in Arkansas politics, especially considering the challenge the party encounters regarding the looming governor’s race. Asa Hutchinson can’t be beaten, just to be blunt.
Suddenly, they're back. It now appears Republicans in the U.S. Senate could resurrect repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act by the end of the month. U.S. Sen. John McCain's thumbs-down in the wee hours of July 28 would go from the gesture of the year merely to a fleeting gesture of summer. The Senate is operating under a procedural maneuver generally known as "budget reconciliation."
Today I instruct on how to cope with this very different kind of American president. It comes down to a simple rule: Understand why Donald Trump says what he says and then pay scant attention. Always know that what he says is based on three factors--his ego, his obsession with his momentary media treatment and his spiteful addiction to sniping back at people who snipe at him, or at perceived slights.
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".