Another election year is upon us, which means it’s time to look at some of the candidates for high office in Massachusetts. This week, I sat down with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jay Gonzalez, the erstwhile right-hand budget man to former governor Deval Patrick. Herewith, an introduction to JayGo, who rose from an undersecretary post to serve as state secretary of administration and finance from October 2009 to January 2013, after which he became CEO of CeltiCare Health Plan.
The next presidential campaign cycle may be the one when the informal rules about age and experience are rewritten — and that’s not necessarily a good thing. We might see the first contest between two people who had no previous experience as a candidate before running for the nation’s top political post: Donald Trump versus Oprah Winfrey. Or Trump versus former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. We could see the oldest match-up ever.
On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump played a completely unaccustomed role: that of president of the United States of America. Not a pugnacious partisan or a tinny demagogue, but, for the better part of an hour, a grown-up chief executive seemingly ready to rise above the political tumult in search of compromise. The setting was a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders the White House convened to discuss DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — as well as other immigration issues.
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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".