Days after withholding precious funding for Palestinian aid groups, the Trump administration appears ready to slash crucial funding for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well. According to a letter published in Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia on Wednesday, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Treasury Department have claimed that the island has a least $1.7 billion in available cash, and no need for the emergency $1 billion loan already approved by Congress.
Democrats at the state level made crucial gains in a number of special election contests on Tuesday night. In one district, they even managed to flip a long-held Republican seat. Following her victory in Wisconsin over Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow (Balsam Lake), newly elected state Sen. Patty Schachtner told AP statehouse reporters that she won by sticking to her message. “My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to help people when they’re down,” she said.
In a surprising turn this week, President Donald Trump offered up harsh words for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s willingness to assist North Korea in obtaining supplies — a violation of international sanctions. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, referring to China’s efforts to restrict the flow of oil and coal to Kim Jong-un’s regime. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting.
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".