That stands for Delayed Action For Federal Yokels. Before you get steamed, I’m trying to be ironic. As someone who has followed federal affairs for more than a quarter century, I agree with many members of Congress from both parties who think the federal workforce ought to be treated better than this. In his remarks Friday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney implied that agencies would scrounge for leftover and non-appropriated funds to keep soldiering on.
A potential lapse in funding occupies most of collective Washington’s thoughts. But a lingering space mystery is top-of-mind for the Defense Department. And now it’s a concern for NASA. Like Charlie on the MTA, the fate of the classified “Zuma” satellite is still unknown. It launched January 7th atop a SpaceX commercial rocket. Northrop Grumman built the satellite. Published reports say it was worth several billion dollars. SpaceX has insisted its rocket worked “nominally.” That means correctly.
What could be simpler than making a train go down a track? No steering required, just a throttle and brakes. Right? Ever see the control booth of a locomotive? One look and you realize driving a train isn’t so simple after all. Old steam train cabs look like the work of a madman plumber with too many supplies. One false move and you’d either stop the train dead, or blow it up. Today at the Union Pacific Railroad, you must undergo 14 weeks of training before they let you touch even a track switch.
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".