WASHINGTON — The simmering Senate debate over health care is about to go from shadowboxing to the real thing. But even before Republicans roll out the details of their plan Thursday, Philadelphia-area senators made clear where they stand on the GOP’s long-promised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, the region’s lone Republican, defended the GOP plan and its closed-door work crafting the bill.
WASHINGTON — Republicans from the Philadelphia suburbs can exhale — at least for now. The GOP win Tuesday night in Georgia’s much-watched special Congressional election showed again that they have a path to victory even in moderate districts where President Trump has struggled. So while suburban Congressmen like Ryan Costello and Pat Meehan still face a tough road ahead (more on that below), the GOP incumbents from Chester and Delaware counties can at least keep the panic button tucked away.
That message came this week from two Republican Congressmen from suburban Philadelphia who each spent years building federal corruption cases, and who praised the integrity of the special counsel even as he came under intense criticism from President Trump and his allies. “Bob Mueller is not biased, nor is Jim Comey,” said Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent from Bucks County who worked at the agency during each of their tenures as director.
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".