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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)

Donald Trump’s ongoing legal battles. TikTok’s CEO is grilled by Congress. The Fed’s latest interest rate hike. Xi Jinping’s Russia trip. Join Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart for “First Look” for analysis from chief correspondent Dan Balz followed by a roundtable discussion with opinions columnists E.J. Dionne and Jennifer Rubin about the week’s big stories.


"This is the least of the potential charges that he faces in the various investigations that are under way. If this grand jury decides not to indict, I think it would A) be an indication that they concluded that this was perhaps a weaker case than they wished. But B) it does not do anything to put him out of danger for all of the other investigations. And the more serious ones having to do with January 6th.” - Dan Balz (Video: Washington Post Live)
"Most Democrats and independents are sick of Trump. Republicans are still stuck on Trump. His approval rating among Republicans is still very high. And so, his potential opponents still don't know what to do with him anymore than they did back in 2015 or 2016. And that's a real problem for their party." - E.J. Dionne (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The only reason they’re using George Soros’ name again and again is because he is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. And they are perpetuating the myth, the antisemitic trope that Jews control money and they control our politics. It is blatant, it’s disgusting and until the media begins to explain that and confront Republicans with that simple fact, they are going to continue to do it.” - Jennifer Rubin (Video: Washington Post Live)

Jonathan Capehart

Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Dan Balz

Chief Correspondent, The Washington Post

E.J. Dionne

Opinions Columnist, The Washington Post

Jennifer Rubin

Opinions Columnist, The Washington Post