The Democratic Party has had it with Sen. Al Franken. On the day a seventh woman accused the Minnesota Democrat of unwanted sexual advances, a stunning 23 Democratic senators (and counting) publicly called on him to resign. In doing so, Democrats are making a play to become the party that believes women, even if it means losing one of the most popular members of the Senate, one repeatedly tipped as a potential VP or even presidential candidate.
President Donald Trump did not have a good Friday. His week ended with a guilty plea from his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who lied to the FBI about his contact with a Russian ambassador. Flynn also told investigators that someone from the Trump transition team directed him to get in touch with the Russians. And that's just one of the scandals the president faced this week.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican from Texas, used taxpayer money to pay off his former communications director who had accused him of sexual harassment, according to a report from . Lauren Greene sued Farenthold in December 2014, alleging the lawmaker told her he'd had "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" about her. She also claimed he was a heavy drinker and talked about his estrangement from his wife, who he said he hadn't had a sexual relationship with in years.
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".