WASHINGTON – With Congress working on overhauling the federal income tax system – the House passed its version on Thursday with a Senate vote still to come – what seems almost certain for Illinois taxpayers is the loss of a deduction for state income taxes. That’s because both the House and Senate are aiming to eliminate that tax break – which means a lot to taxpayers in states with higher state taxes – Illinois, New York, California and New Jersey.
WASHINGTON – The sexual harassment allegations keep coming and coming. On Thursday, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, was the latest prominent man confronted with sexual misconduct from his past. In the case of Franken, a broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, said she was “forcibly kissed” by Franken and groped while asleep when they were on a 2006 USO tour. With this new environment – this post Harvey Weinstein era – more women now feel free to come forward with their #MeToo stories.
WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama will be in India on Friday for a town hall in New Delhi hosted by his Obama Foundation aimed at young leaders. “Most of India’s 1 billion people are under the age of 35, making the country one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cultural hubs – and home to the next generation of civic leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists.
#TaxBill Thursday: @realDonaldTrump heads to Capitol to rally GOP House members at 11:30 am; House vote to follow. Expected to pass w just GOP votes. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders @PressSec will give an on camera press briefing at 3:00 pm.
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".