Manu Raju

Manu Raju


Chief Congressional Correspondent, @CNN. Roaming the Capitol halls, covering the Hill and politics. Die-hard Chicago sports fan. Wisconsin Badger for life.

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“I feel misled,” Susan Collins tells @hillhulse  who sees notes of Kavanaugh’s private assurances to her in 2018.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a rare Dem who opposes abortion rights and narrowly survived his primary with the backing of Pelosi, told me of the ruling   “Same position I’ve had. I’m pro-life."   When asked about him being in the minority of his caucus: "In my district, I'm not."

Biden: "It was three justices named by one president, Donald Trump, who were the core of today's decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country." Says it's "culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset" law

234-193, House sends guns package to Biden’s desk. 14 Rs broke with their leadership: Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Tom Rice, John Katko, Maria Salazar, Chris Jacobs, Brian Fitzpatrick, Peter Meijer and Fred Upton; and Steve Chabot, Mike Turner, David Joyce and Anthony Gonzalez

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told me he backs legislation to codify a 15-week ban on abortion, saying: "I'd support that."

Bennie Thompson told me of the pardons: “Everything we presented we can back up.” He said “more information” about the Rs who sought pardons will be released in future hearings

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After some Republicans balked at going through House metal detectors, Pelosi announces stiff fines. “The fine for the first offense will be $5,000 and $10,000 for the second offense. The fines will be deducted directly from Members’ salaries by the Chief Administrative Officer

Sen. Warren on the fact that the draft opinion was leaked. “Really? You think the whole issue is about a leak?” she told me. “This is about five extremist justices … at least two of them swore up and down that they cared about the rule of law and Roe v Wade is settled law.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were the lone two members to vote against a bill that would reauthorize the National Marrow Donor Program, which matches bone marrow donors and cord blood units with patients who have leukemia and other diseases The bill passed 415-2

Susan Collins: “If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office.”

“Can you provide a definition for the word, woman?” Blackburn asks. Jackson: “Can I provide a definition? No, I can’t.” Blackburn: “You can’t?” Jackson: “Not in this context - I’m not a biologist. … In my work as a judge what I do is I address disputes.”

Josh Hawley in this Congress has voted against all the Biden nominees and against the waiver for Lloyd Austin to serve as defense secretary. His lone two 'yes' votes so far have been to throw out the electoral results of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

In a matter of 48 hours, we’ve learned the president of the United States deceived the American public about his health in the 2016 campaign and about engaging in a scheme to pay off a porn star to silence her during the campaign

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