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Week in politics: Protest kicks off day one of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh




US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 4, 2018.
US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 4, 2018.
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All eyes are on Capitol Hill this week as Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, begins the confirmation process before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

What already promised to be a contentious hearing started with a bang on Tuesday as Democrats vocally protested and asked that the hearing be delayed after tens of thousands of pages worth of documents were released.

You can watch the confirmation hearing live at NPR.org.

In addition to the hearing, we’re also following some other headlines from Washington D.C. this week:

Guests:

Domenico Montanaro, lead political editor at NPR; he tweets @DomenicoNPR

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, professor of political science and education, and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley; she tweets @GarciaBedolla

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets @Pete4CA



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