It may have been a moment unique in American history: A Senator, on the floor of the Senate, condemning his own President as a liar and comparing him to Stalin. That is exactly what happened yesterday, when Senator Jeff Flake of Utah delivered a blistering speech on the importance of truth in the American political system. The strange moment was yet another vignette illustrating the accelerating disarray of America’s two party political system. Every day brings new examples of this.
David Letterman re-emerged this week to launch a new one-on-one talk show. The recently retired President Barack Obama, giving his first comprehensive television interview since leaving office, was his first guest. The Letterman who sat on stage with Obama was not the sardonic entertainer we know. He was introspective, confessional and spoke in paragraphs, not punch lines.
What has been the most important country-to-country alliance of the last 200 years? You might say the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. But for all the ensuing carnage that unleashed, its duration could be measured in months. There was the Moscow and Beijing alliance that helped define the Cold War. But that was off and on, and it was never quite clear if they were really on the same side.
The fact this is 1st admin in history to shut down its own government while it controls the House, Senate, and WH, is objective proof Republicans are horrible at government.
The fact they are still taking some blame is objective proof Dems are horrible at politics.
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".