A Dallas business owner has entered his name into the Texas governor's race, and he knows it's going to be an uphill battle. Still, Jeffrey Payne says he is ready to run with no prior political experience. Payne, a Democrat, says he thought about the decision to run for about a year. "I am tired of seeing what is coming out of the capitol, which is discriminatory policies," Payne said. He watched the recent legislative session closely, but finally made the decision and filed the papers.
President Donald Trump announced a controversial change to military policy Wednesday morning on Twitter, writing that transgender Americans will no longer be allowed to serve "in any capacity" in the U.S. military. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption," Trump added. The decision has been met with mixed reaction and raises serious questions for thousands of transgender Americans currently serving.
The Texas House is moving forward with business in the special session, and House Speaker Joe Straus talked Monday with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine about what he hopes to accomplish. The San Antonio Republican hadn't planned on being back at work so soon. "I feel fine, you know, I feel good. I would rather not be in special session this summer," Straus said. It is not the special session he wanted, and Straus has become the Republican voice against a so-called "bathroom bill" that Lt. Gov.
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
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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".