The ball is in Ald. Carrie Austin’s court. She owes Chicago taxpayers an explanation as to why she got her son Kenny a job as a Streets and Sanitation superintendent. He has a checkered history as a city worker and fails to meet a basic job requirement for ward superintendents — having a valid driver’s license. His job is to drive around and look at stuff.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it is “premature” to talk about gun control legislation. He is correct, because discussion of gun control will go nowhere until such time as the majority of our lawmakers in Washington respond to the gun lobby not with open palms, but rather with clenched fists. I have never been as proud to live in Illinois as after this election and, more recently, after the signing of HB 40, a bill about abortion.
In times of crises throughout his young presidency, President Donald Trump has picked fights on Twitter, congratulated himself while others suffered, played a lot of golf and made it all about him. Consoler-in-chief, he is not. With that in mind, Trump’s aides had to be relieved Wednesday that the president kept his crass side at home when he visited victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, as well as the police and rescue workers who rushed in to help.
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".