As utterly shocking and traumatic as the assassination of John F. Kennedy was, the one person who might not have been surprised that it happened was JFK himself. It's worth remembering, as the 50th anniversary of JFK's death approaches, that the young president had a morbid fascination with sudden death - and sometimes speculated that he would die at the hands of an assassin.
By On September 12, 2001, the day after the towers fell, the Pentagon was hit, and Shanksville violated, America's oldest and closest friends-our allies in NATO-invoked, for the first time in the alliance's 52-year history, Article 5. Article 5 says that if one member is the target of ''an armed attack,'' it ''shall be considered an attack against them all."
By Even when times have been much, much worse than they are today, presidents have tried to convey optimism and good faith. With the Civil War raging in 1861, Abraham Lincoln spoke of America's blessings and his hopes for its "vast future."
By The way the Obama administration talks, it's like the good old days are back. Housing prices are up, the auto industry has staged a strong rebound. Gas prices are low, the deficit's been cut 69%. More than 14 million jobs have been added to the economy.
By The National Rifle Association and the lawmakers it owns in Congress say "liberal gun grabbers" like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are their biggest threat. Actually, they should worry about a far more powerful force: the American consumer.
By Donald Trump is absolutely right that the U.S. has a big trade deficit with China. Last year it was $365 billion-a far cry from his half-trillion-dollar claim-but still a cool billion dollars a day.
By How time flies. It has been a year - May 18, 2015 - since stocks peaked, as measured by the S&P 500 and since then the air has been leaking out of the balloon - or should I say bubble? We're down about 2.5% since then, hardly catastrophic, but a lost year nonetheless.
By Let's be honest. No one knows when the next financial meltdown will hit, or what it will look like. They're all different. We're always trying to prevent the last one from happening again-just before we're nailed by something new that few, if anyone, saw coming. What might cause the next crisis?
By Ouch: if you're an average American, you'll pay about $17,340 in taxes-federal, state and local-this year, about 31.5% of your hard-earned money. Painful? Tell me about it. But as you write those fat checks, here are two surprising facts that might soften the blow: First, we really don't pay much more than prior generations of Americans did, and second, we pay less-a lot less-than citizens of most other first-world nations.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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