Stakes high for Trump in Georgia House race

The high-stake special election in Georgia is underway. If Democrat Jon Ossoff wins the House seat, it would deliver a major blow to President Donald Trump and suggest the GOP's House majority is in jeopardy in the 2018 midterms. CNN's Manu Raju reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in April 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Trump's personnel problem

As tensions grow between Trump's top staff , the president says it's Democrats who are to blame for all the White House vacancies.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27:  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters outside the committee's secure meeting room in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Nunes talked about his committee's Russia investigation.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sources: Classified docs contradict Nunes

After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Nunes said Friday that Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, volunteered to be interviewed by committee members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nunes steps aside from Russia investigation

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced that he would step aside from leading the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, despite insisting he had no plans to recuse himself. CNN's Manu Raju reports.
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Intel on Russia: We will get to bottom of this

The leaders in the Senate Intelligence Committee vowed to answer the fundamental question -- did the Trump campaign coordinate with the Russians to meddle in the 2016 presidential elections? CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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    Manu Raju is a senior congressional reporter at CNN, covering Capitol Hill and campaign politics. 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.