On Politics: An Emotional Hearing, With the Supreme Court at Stake

Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, faced off Thursday in an emotional day of testimony that gripped the country. [Read about the hearing, how the nation reacted and four key takeaways]

Tears, rage, partisanship: The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was part trial, part theater, part therapy. [Read the story]

Dr. Blasey and Judge Kavanaugh left no room for compromise, and no possibility that they simply remembered something differently. [Read an analysis of their testimonies]

“I’ve had to relive this trauma in front of the world.” Surrounded by her lawyers, publicists and a sisterhood of friends, Dr. Blasey said her piece. [Read the story]

“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina let loose on the Democrats. [Read the story]

“He does not to me sound like he’s lying, and neither did she.” In Maine, whose senator Susan Collins will cast a crucial vote, women watched the testimony and came away torn. [Read the story]

A GoFundMe campaign set up on behalf of Dr. Blasey drew hundreds of thousands in donations after she mentioned it during her testimony. [Read the story]

Echoes of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991, which ended with Clarence Thomas on the high court, were unmistakable. [Read the comparison]

Mr. Trump’s meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose future at the Justice Department is in doubt, was pushed back to next week because of the Kavanaugh hearing. [Read the story]

With the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the balance, the White House is preparing to release the text of a trade deal with Mexico that doesn’t include Canada. [Read the story]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world is at “the dawn of a new day” in confronting the threat of North Korea’s weapons programs, but that sanctions must continue for now. [Read the story]

Mr. Trump made a host of inaccurate claims during a news conference at the United Nations. We checked six of the major assertions. [Read the story]

Elon Musk is being sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission over a Twitter post about taking Tesla private. The agency wants to bar him from running any public company. [Read the story]

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to eliminate the office that advises the agency chief on the science behind health and environmental regulations. [Read the story]


Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.

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