A former NBA star was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a telemarketing scam in Scottsdale. Chris Gatling preyed on vulnerable seniors. Gatling, who made millions during an 11-year NBA career, was convicted of selling fraudulent websites to a dozen seniors, then spending the ill-gotten gains on a lavish lifestyle of clothing, restaurants and strip clubs.
President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend. With money for federal agencies running out at midnight on Friday, Republican leaders plan to push a bill through Congress this week financing the government through Dec. 22. That would give bargainers time to work through their disagreements. But it would be another stop gap effort and they will need Democratic votes to succeed.
We hear on a regular basis how Americans are becoming increasingly polarized when it comes to our politics. And that may be no surprise. After all, in 2017 networks cater to our political biases and states are more frequently identified as being "red" or "blue." But are we truly becoming redder and bluer, or is that just the power of perception? Despite all the attention given to this polarization, how divided are Americans when it comes to key issues?
On @RepTrentFranks:"Senior members of his staff had interviewed me weeks before and offered me the position...I called the congressman back and told him I didn’t feel comfortable going to his house...he told me, the internship offer was rescinded." https://t.co/hKAEroAIQt
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".