Those are three takeaways Illinois Democrats should heed in the wake of the recent special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Three presumptions that money, African-American voters and the president of the United States can make or break a hotly contested race. No, Illinois doesn’t enjoy the red clay, Hot ‘Lanta or the charming southern ways of Georgia. Yes, congressional races can have different political arcs.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel can’t dance away this time. The mayor, once trained as a ballet dancer, is a superb political spinner. Now, he is pirouetting away from real and lasting policing reform. Chicago’s historic movement for healing police-community relations is in the zero hour. After 50 years of chronic dysfunction, Chicago Police Department policies and practices must change. Every community, civic and political voice that matters demands it.
Police kill a gunman originally from Bellevile who opened fire on GOP congressmen outside of Washington, D.C.Gov. Bruce Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield for a special session to break the budget deadlock. The Chicago Police Board delays hearings for officers accused of lying in the Laquan McDonald shooting, allowing them to return to desk duty. Civil rights groups file a lawsuit to force federal court oversight of Chicago Police reforms.
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".