WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The government will shut down at midnight, but many people are asking how did the country get to this point in the first place. Much of the issue dates back to early October when the country's fiscal year began. At that point, Congress still had not passed a budget. Instead, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government through December 8. Congress would take a similar approach before yet another government shutdown on December 22.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - DC businesses are keeping an eye on Capitol Hill as Congress continues to work on a deal to avert a government shutdown. Bars and restaurants dot Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington, DC, just a few blocks away from the Capitol. One such establishment is Stanton & Greene. General Manager Jeremie Sterlin told WUSA9 he remains optimistic Congress will avoid a shutdown. "I'm pretty confident that they are going to make a decision before the deadline," he said.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The D.C. region is bracing for another government shutdown as the deadline nears for Congress to come to a solution. Congress needs to pass a spending bill that is signed into law by the President by Friday night or shutdown will occur. However, some Democrats may decide to forgo a spending deal if a deal is not agreed on to protect the nation's DREAMers.
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".