Senate testimony is back on the table for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, perhaps even without an investigation. But her lawyers said today that won’t happen Monday, because they want to be certain everyone can agree on terms in advance that would make sure the proceedings are fair. They also are concerned about Ford's safety, given the death threats she's been getting over the past several days.

With drama like that gripping DC for the last couple of years, you'd think the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine would be all politics all the time. So it might surprise you that recently, he turned to the National Football League for new inspiration. But as Mark Leibovich found out, the NFL runs on just as much big money, big egos and backbiting as does Washington — if not more.

Jim Braude was joined by Mark Leibovich, who recently published Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.