PITTSBURGH -- Polls close at 8 p.m. ET in a closely-watched special election for a House seat in Pennsylvania. It's usually a safe Republican seat, but the race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone has been neck-and-neck. On Election Day, Saccone was on defense after describing local Democrats like this: "I'll tell you, many of them have a hatred for our country. And I'll tell you some more, my wife and I saw it again today, they have a hatred for God. It's amazing."
CAPITOL HILL -- President Trump scrambled the partisan divide on guns on Wednesday, siding with Democrats on dramatically expanding background checks and raising the purchasing age for semi-automatic weapons. "It doesn't make sense that I have to wait til I'm 21 to get a handgun but I can get this weapon at 18," Mr. Trump said. "I don't know. So I'm just curious as to what you're doing about it in your bill." Sens.
WASHINGTON -- In a 97-page report released Wednesday, the VA's inspector general outlined "a number of serious derelictions" by VA Secretary David Shulkin in his travel expenses. The reports said Shulkin made "misleading statements," "improperly accepted wimbledon tickets" and turned an aide into a "personal travel concierge" to plan "high tea" and "Roman baths" at the request of Shulkin's wife, a Philadelphia dermatologist.
GOP operative tells me "our numbers don't look good" in PA-18. Overnight party data had Lamb leading Saccone by 3 to 7 points. Saccone is "not a bad guy, he's a good guy who worked hard...but he didn't know how to run a race like this and was out of his league."
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".