WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12:  U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) addresses the second annual Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation January 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The theme for the summit this year is "Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump pick buys stocks, raises scrutiny

Tom Price, Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, is under scrutiny for the timing a stock purchase made days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company. CNN's Manu Raju reports.

'Inside Politics' Full Forecast

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The empty desk of Trump's White House

Trump kept a lean staff during the campaign and some transition aides worry he plans to do the same with his White House. 'Inside Politics' goes in-depth.

GOP's SCOTUS strategy

CNN's Manu Raju reports Senate GOP weighs nuclear option for Trump's SCOTUS pick & some Republicans are ready to pull the trigger if Dems hold firm.
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Trump fires back at Rep. John Lewis

Days before his Inauguration, Trump fires back at civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). What message does this send? 'Inside Politics' goes in-depth.
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Trump's cold war with "intelligence"

Pres-elect Trump has harsh words for some in the U.S. intelligence community, while some of his cabinet picks deviate, sounding alarms on Russia.

House approves step to repeal Obamacare

The House of Representatives began the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, approving a budget resolution on a mostly party line vote. CNN's Manu Raju reports.
Marco Rubio speaks on October 26, 2016, in Davie, Florida.

Marco Rubio undecided on Rex Tillerson

Marco Rubio's tough questioning Wednesday of Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of state, and unresolved doubts about the former ExxonMobil chief's nomination, present him with a set of provocative political choices. CNN's Manu Raju reports.
Asia's richest man is the latest to cozy up to Donald Trump with the promise of creating more American jobs.

Trump: Every nominee will pass

With a number of contentious hearings this week, Donald Trump assures reporters that his nominees will pass their confirmation hearings.



    Manu Raju is a senior political reporter at CNN, covering Capitol Hill, 2016 congressional races and the presidential campaign. Raju is a veteran reporter in Washington, having previously served as a top Capitol Hill correspondent at Politico for seven years. Prior to his time at Politico, Raju reported for The Hill newspaper, Congressional Quarterly and Inside Washington Publishers. He has long been a frequent guest on political talk shows on TV and radio.

    Raju has won multiple journalism awards for his reporting on the major battles consuming Washington and his coverage of campaign politics. In 2012, Raju was part of a team of four reporters who won the White House Correspondents Association's prestigious Merriman Smith award for presidential reporting under deadline pressure for their coverage of the debt ceiling crisis. In 2015, Raju also was awarded first prize by the Society of Professional Journalists in D.C. for beat coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, and a Folio: Eddie Award for a feature profile on Senator Elizabeth Warren.

    Raju has developed a reputation as a reporter who can find out what politicians are privately discussing out of the public's view. And he is well known for his sharp and skillful questioning of politicians, a skill he showcased in 2014 when he moderated debates in two of the biggest races in the country -- for a key Senate seat in Colorado and a hotly contested governor's race there as well.

    Raju got his start in media working at the student newspaper The Badger Herald at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater. And his writing roots extend to his late grandfather, Gopalakrishna Adiga, a legendary poet from South India who wrote in the language of Kannada. Raju is a long-suffering Chicago sports fan and a native of the Greater Chicago area.