As a blizzard roars across New England, more than 240,000 in eastern Massachusetts found themselves without power. That number could grow as the nor'easter hits its peak mid afternoon. Travel is extremely dangerous. Wild winds strike without warning. And in southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape, snow heavier than the rest of the region is snapping trees and felling power lines.
Dorcena Forry would be the first to say that she didn’t do it alone. South Boston’s political establishment — Rep. Stephen Lynch, former State Sen. Jack Hart, and State Rep. Nick Collins, who last spring lost a fiercely fought special election to Dorcena Forry —worked hand-in-glove to make the breakfast a study in harmony. It was a hat trick of historic firsts: the first non-South Bostonian presider; the first woman to command the podium; and the first person of color to helm the legendary event.
The traditional measure of success for delivering the rebuttal to the State of Union is simple: Don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Who can forget Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s aw-shucks, zombie-like performance in 2009? Or Sen. Marco Rubio’s near fatal attack of dry mouth in 2013 — made even more cringe-worthy by Rubio’s awkward, furtive little sips from a tiny bottle of Poland Spring Water. By those measures, 37-year-old, three-term Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy did okay.
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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".