For months, Mitt Romney's most trusted dirt-diggers have been scouring the secret histories of several Republicans-including punchy Chris Christie, sexy Marco Rubio, snoozy Rob Portman-as they jockey to be his running mate. It's veep-vetting season, and it's the most invasive process in politics. Just how squeamish does it get?
GOP politicians who jumped off the Trump train are actually hopping back on For Republicans disgusted by the notion that Donald Trump is the face of their party, here's the good news: The true soul of the GOP these days is embodied by another guy. The bad news is that it's not Paul Ryan.
If Democrats went into a lab and created a dream politician to take on Republicans in a purplish-bordering-on-red state, it's doubtful they could come up with anyone better than Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander.
Sometime in the coming weeks, perhaps as soon as the first week of May, somewhere in the world-probably Paris, but possibly Los Angeles, or maybe even Addis Ababa-Angelina Jolie will bequeath unto the celebrity weeklies a gift so magnificent that, until recently, few imagined such a thing was possible.
Indeed, King is more than Bush's promoter; he's the president's highest-profile African American surrogate in the 2004 campaign. Earlier this year, King-along with Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ed Gillespie and a handful of black Republican elected officials-headlined the RNC's African American Economic Empowerment Tour, which courted black voters in Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia.
At the center of America's schizoid political-fame complex, there sits Joe Scarborough, a congressman turned TV star who somehow built the most influential show in Washington despite never wanting to be a mere morning-show host.
If Trump can barely squeak by Lauer's softball questions, he is going to have a real tough time during the actual debates. The Clinton campaign-not to mention every sentient human being whose last name isn't Trump or who doesn't draw a paycheck from someone with that last name-is angry at Matt Lauer for his handling of last night's primetime "commander-in-chief" presidential forum.
The roar of a crowd buoyed by xenophobic rhetoric is a hell of a drug. Even by the standards of Donald Trump, his final day of August on the campaign trail was a wild, whiplash-inducing ride. In the afternoon, Trump appeared in Mexico City.
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
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".