When the latest — though presumably not the last — effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed at the end of September, Sandi Lin, for one, was relieved. Lin co-founded and serves as CEO of Skilljar, which creates online customer training materials large companies. The company has grown rapidly in just four years — it now employs 50 people — and Lin has spent much of that time preoccupied with finding and keeping group health insurance.
First, Republicans let go of their border adjustment tax, which would have taxed imports and subsidized exports. Earlier this week, we learned that they are rethinking the plan to end the deduction for state and local taxes, a nakedly partisan swipe at Democratic states with higher taxes. Now the Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin reports that the GOP's long-held ambition — and Donald Trump's campaign promise — to quash the estate tax may itself be quashed — yes, by other Republicans.
When we left off with the GOP tax plan, I had reported that the plan's small-business tax cut would likely benefit very few small businesses. That's because while the plan calls for limiting the tax rate on pass-through business income to 25 percent, it turns out that according to the Tax Policy Center, only about 13 percent of households with business income are currently in a tax bracket above 25 percent. That's true as far as it goes.
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".