After the defenestration of Jim DeMint, interim Heritage Foundation president Ed Feulner promised his staff that they'd remain "Donald Trump's favorite think tank." Soon, though, they could be the defense industry's darling. When news broke that Heritage was considering David Trulio as one of four candidates to be president, foundation staffers scrambled for Google. Many had never heard of the man who could be their boss. When asked about the candidate, the most common reply was "Trulio-who?"
The Pence family is building a dynasty in Indiana—it just seems like a pretty passive-aggressive dynasty. Greg Pence, older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, is preparing to launch a congressional campaign. And like Mike, Greg will be running for Indiana's 6th congressional district, the seat that transformed his brother from a radio host into a social conservative icon. Anything Mike can do, it would seem Greg is saying, he can do better.
Apparently James Comey is back on Twitter. The former FBI director tweeted a picture of a kayaker on the Hudson River and then a second picture of Little Round Top at Gettysburg. And while the photography's charming, what's interesting are the 39 articles that Comey liked. In what has to be one of the coolest moments of investigative journalism in a while, Gizmodo first discovered that the account was Comey's back in March.
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".