Manu Raju

Manu Raju

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

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Two new Pennsylvania polls have Biden up 9 in the state

Trump “paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the WH, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made”

Trump claims he’s still under audit, which he’s been claiming for the past five years. “It’s under audit, it’s been under audit for a long time,” he says of his tax returns, which he has refused to release. He says of the IRS, which he controls: “They treat me very very badly.”

Trump, asked how much he paid in taxes, doesn’t say. Claims he pays a lot, including state taxes. Another reporter presses him to explain how much he has paid in federal taxes, he doesn’t answer. “You’re very rude to him,” pointing to another reporter

Timeline of Trump’s SCOTUS picks: Kavanaugh nominated: July 9, 2018 First hearing: Sept. 4, 2018 Gorsuch nominated: Jan. 31, 2017 First hearing: March 20, 2017 ACB nominated: Sept. 26, 2020 First hearing: Oct. 12, 2020

Monmouth finds Democrats ahead 50-43 in the generic ballot over the GOP. They won the House in 2018 by 8 points in the national vote; lost by 1 point in 2016

Asked Chuck Schumer if he thinks he can delay the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation vote beyond the last week of the month. “After McConnell's defiling the Senate, there are fewer tools and they’re not as sharp. But we will use every tool we can.”

“He’s a successful real estate businessman,” says GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer when asked about Trump’s taxes and debt


Trump, who tweeted yesterday he canceled his NJ trip to ensure "LAW & ORDER is enforced,” just arrived at his Virginia golf club. It's the 271st time he has been at one of his golf clubs and 363rd time at one of his properties in his presidency, per CNN tally

CNN images of Trump this morning at one of his golf clubs for the 278th time in his presidency, despite promising regularly in 2016 he wouldn’t golf as president and criticizing Obama’s golf habit.

CDC Director Robert Redfield: “I do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we experienced in American public health.”

Biden to @jaketapper : “It was all about making sure the stock market didn’t come down, that his wealthy friends didn’t lose any money ... He waved a white flag. He walked away. He didn’t do a damn thing. Think about it. Think about what he did not do. It’s almost criminal.”

Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican facing a difficult election race, lashed out when I asked if she would consider new evidence as part of the Senate trial. “You’re a liberal hack - I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.” She then walked into a hearing room.

WALLACE: You said our children are taught in school to hate our country. Where do you see that? TRUMP: I just look at – I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff.

GOP Rep. Tom Rice, who announced today he and his family were diagnosed with covid-19 last week, wasn't wearing a mask on House floor when chamber was in session on May 28. I asked him why not, and he told me then: “I'm socially distancing. I'm staying six feet away from folks.”