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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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Manu Raju
2 years ago
@JeffFlake says his great grandpa wrote: "Once again I must kiss the sod and face a cloudy future." "That phrase sticks with me whenever ... Manu Raju jumps from behind the Russell trolley to pepper me with gotcha questions." He was joking. (I think) https://t.co/T1AjNdA4LU
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Kyle Cheney
5 hours ago
NEW: In late night filing, prosecutors appear to be increasingly confident that Oath Keepers stashed their firearms at the Comfort Inn in Ballston, VA. This would be the so-called quick-reaction force, or QRF, they referenced. https://t.co/fKI6ONFniM
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Carlos Gonzalez
8 hours ago
I was pepper sprayed in the eye while photographing the scene at the Brooklyn Center Police Department. I had cameras & my press credentials clearly in view. It came from the side w/o warning I was shooting so I didn’t even see it coming. This is a GoPro version of the incident. https://t.co/TIhzsnG1Ri
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Sara Sidner
8 hours ago
Now at the protest outside the Brooklyn Center police precincttear gas fired by police . Water bottles being thrown- #BrooklynCenter #DaunteWright hundreds are here. Disperse order announced. Curfew has been in effect for an hour and a half. https://t.co/acytOqRba4
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Timothy Burke
9 hours ago
This was quite a moment on CNN. https://t.co/hmszW6h1UF
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Manu Raju
9 hours ago
Dem leaders have distanced themselves and rejected calls to defund the police. Here, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, Rashida Tlaib says: “no more policing...It can’t be reformed.” https://t.co/XG2SHteZZB
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Rashida Tlaib
12 hours ago
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.
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Erin Burnett
9 hours ago
Will Smith pulls GA production from his move “Emancipation”. GA Dem Senator @ossof - “I don't support any economic boycott of the state of Georgia. In fact the economic growth... is a big part of what has driven political progress” https://t.co/qBw4gGwMFw
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Manu Raju
11 hours ago
Biden and Harris meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus tomorrow afternoon, per WH schedule
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Zachary Cohen
13 hours ago
In Feb, Haley said this about Trump's role in stoking 1/6 riot: "We need to acknowledge he let us down," she told @POLITICOMag. "He went down a path he shouldn't have, & we shouldn't have followed him, & we shouldn't have listened to him. And we can't let that ever happen again." https://t.co/fCb2rfe4K7
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Meg Kinnard
14 hours ago
I asked @NikkiHaley if she would support Donald Trump if he runs again in 2024. “Yes,” she told me. “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” she added. “That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.” Story upcoming https://t.co/8uGwxk2s84
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Manu Raju
11 hours ago
Leaving the Senate on Monday evening, Toomey told me "it's hard to say" whether they are making progress on the issue.   "I've had conversations but I'm not going to characterize them or talk about who I've spoken with," Toomey said.
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Manu Raju
11 hours ago
Murphy added that Republicans "start to get uncomfortable" when you talk about "non-commercial private sales." On red flag legislation, he said some Rs have “very legitimate due process concerns to work through"
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11 hours ago
“You know HR8 enjoys 90% support, and so it's still a little implausible to me why it can't get 60 votes in the Senate," Murphy said. "I think unfortunately what we'd be able to get 60 votes for here is you know something that's less than what the House passed."
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11 hours ago
Murphy said that talks over gun legislation will likely take weeks to play out, saying "I doubt" any deal would come together in April. He said he has been looping in the White House and Biden. "I'm coming back to Washington optimistic that there's a path to 60,” Murphy said.
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Manu Raju
11 hours ago
Sen. Chris Murphy told me he has spent the last two weeks reaching out to roughly half the Senate GOP Conference to see if there can be a bipartisan agreement on guns -- and he said any deal would have to be narrower than the House-passed universal background checks bill.
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Manu Raju
13 hours ago
Rick Scott tells @tedbarrettcnn that the NRSC presented Trump with a “freedom award” on Friday - the day before Trump called McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch.” But he defended the move: “If you look at what he did for Cuba, Venezuela... for job creation. He did a great job.”
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Manu Raju
13 hours ago
At the meeting, Deb Fischer says she urged Biden to go “segment by segment” on infrastructure but Biden didn’t indicate a willingness to go that route. Fischer says WH staff plans to reach back out to her to discuss her concerns “There’s quite a distance that we need to address”
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Manu Raju
13 hours ago
He says they did not discuss reconciliation, but he said Biden resisted paring back the price tag. “He says the US is a declining superpower. We are no longer no. 1,” WIcker said. “I just have a fundamental disagreement with that. The group meet for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
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