WASHINGTON (NEWS CENTER) — Maine's two U.S. senators know very well what people think of what goes on in Washington. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) says, "There's this impression that we never get anything done, nothing ever happens, it's all gridlock." But he and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) point to successes such as the budget deal reached a few weeks ago, a package with a lot of compromises. "We've ended up with a very good budget that happens to be pretty good for Maine," Sen. King said.
WASHINGTON (NEWS CENTER) — In a polarized environment, Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Independent Sen. Angus King have a friendly and cooperative relationship. They recently appeared together on NBC's Meet The Press. Host Chuck Todd said it was unusual because it is difficult to get senators from both sides of the aisle to sit down together. "It was important for me to do that because, No. 1, in Maine you have a unique set of leaders," Todd said.
(NEWS CENTER) -- The decision by President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey has many people looking for precedent, and focusing on Watergate. One of the key moments in that scandal in the early 1970s was when President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating the Watergate scandal and had subpoenaed Nixon's Oval Office tape recordings. Christopher Beam spent years working at the National Archives transcribing many of those tapes.
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".