WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh opened on a contentious note Tuesday, with Senate Democrats raising noisy objections that much of Kavanaugh’s lengthy paper trail is still off limits. Plus, White House staff concerned about President Trump’s leadership have hidden documents from him to prevent him from signing off on certain actions, according to reports about an explosive new book from renowned Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at email@example.com. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.