Quick: What do Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have in common? A: They’re both Democratic presidents who got off to lousy starts. OK, OK, Trump’s ostensibly a Republican today—but he spent years as a registered Democrat and said more than a decade ago that “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat.” So why should anyone be surprised that he’s getting all chummy now with what he calls “Chuck and Nancy” (as in Senate Minority Leader Schumer and House Minority Leader Pelosi)?
Phew, we made it through August. Threats of nuclear war, a devastating hurricane, nasty political fights (and that’s just among Republicans), ongoing turmoil in the White House, and a stock market that by one key measure may be wildly overvalued. And yet the problems of August remain: Texas remains underwater, and there’s a dangerous new hurricane—Irma—swirling about in the Atlantic. North Korea keeps shooting its missiles off, Donald Trump keeps shooting his mouth off.
Having washed his hands of his CEO councils on Wednesday (after the CEOs ditched him first), President Trump is now on his own in terms of coming up with the best ideas and solutions to shift the U.S. economy into a higher gear. This shouldn’t be a problem. right? After all, “Like I’m a really smart person,” he has famously said. So with a big brain like that, he should be able to fix everything. At least that’s what he says. We’re waiting, Mr. President.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".