Nick Clegg has pledged to be more "forceful and remorseless" in explaining Liberal Democrat achievements in government as he criticised the Tories for adopting a "blunderbuss" approach to legislation. In a dramatic sign of how he has buried the era of his 2010 Rose Garden appearance with David Cameron, the deputy prime minister criticised his Conservative coalition colleagues over a "vituperative, vitriolic and highly personalised" campaign in last year's alternative vote referendum.
Boris Johnson has joked that he wishes to assume "supreme power in England" as he once again took a swipe at David Cameron and George Osborne over their handling of the eurozone crisis. The mayor of London let slip his ambitions in a playful interview with a US magazine, in which he said men had migrated to cities over the years because there was a "greater range of girls at the bar, of reproductive choice".
The government is to introduce legislation to make it easier for prospective parents to adopt children from different racial or cultural backgrounds, Michael Gove has announced. The education secretary, who was adopted at four months, criticised councils for the "outrageous" practice of denying a child the chance of adoption because of a "misguided" belief that all children must be matched with parents of the same race.
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".