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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart hosts a reporter debrief, followed by a roundtable discussion with Post opinions columnists. (Video: The Washington Post)

President Biden’s budget. Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress. A heated debate over D.C.’s crime bill. Join Jonathan Capehart for “First Look” for analysis from Washington Post economics correspondent Abha Bhattarai followed by a roundtable discussion with Post columnists David Von Drehle and Ruth Marcus about the week’s big stories.


“The jobs numbers show that the labor market is still extremely strong. The Federal Reserve has been aggressively raising interest rates hoping to slow down the economy enough to bring down inflation, and so far the job market is holding on tight.” – Abha Bhattarai (Video: Washington Post Live)
“One thing that his budget is particularly silent on is what we’re going to do about social security, which is going to run out of money and the longer we spend ignoring that problem, the harder that problem becomes to solve.” – Ruth Marcus (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The only way I see this ending is with a large settlement, very expensive for Fox, but they can afford it because they are an extremely profitable company. I assume their insurance is very significant If you want to know, ‘are they aware of their problem,’ all you have to do is look at what happened the minute Dominion started talking about a lawsuit. All the talk about rigged voting machines immediately shut down at Fox.” – David Von Drehle (Video: Washington Post Live)

Jonathan Capehart

Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Abha Bhattarai

Economics Correspondent, The Washington Post

Ruth Marcus

Associate Editor, The Washington Post

David Von Drehle

National Affairs & Politics Columnist