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Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that means for the United States and the rest of the world.

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Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that means for the United States and the rest of the world.

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Good Info

By kitty_from_the_city - Jul 22 2019
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The podcast gives good background information for the current goings-on in America today.

Kill the background music

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Love the show, hate the background drummer.

iTunes Ratings

3265 Ratings
Average Ratings
1835
528
259
188
455

Good Info

By kitty_from_the_city - Jul 22 2019
Read more
The podcast gives good background information for the current goings-on in America today.

Kill the background music

By Arturo Poopington III - Jul 07 2019
Read more
Love the show, hate the background drummer.
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Can He Do That?

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Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that means for the United States and the rest of the world.

Rank #1: Will President Trump's immigration ban survive?

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Is President Trump's executive order temporarily barring entry into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries within the bounds of presidential power? With Marc Fisher, Post senior editor and author of "Trump Revealed," we answer that and more.
Feb 03 2017
25 mins
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Rank #2: Should Trump be spending weekends at Mar-a-Lago?

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President Trump frequents his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, has a triplex penthouse in Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan and has his last name blazoned on dozens of properties around the world. Does that change things for the office of the presidency?
Feb 10 2017
27 mins
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Rank #3: Special episode: Trump’s lawyer got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?

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This week, we talk with reporter Matt Zapotosky about the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen — and potential implications for President Trump and the future of Robert Mueller's investigation.
Apr 12 2018
24 mins
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Rank #4: What Trump's rhetoric at his rallies can tell us about his approach towards policy and diplomacy

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In June, national political correspondent Jenna Johnson and producer Anne Li went to a Trump rally in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been to dozens of Trump rallies, but this time, she and Li focused on something different - the crowd.
Jul 13 2018
21 mins
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Rank #5: What we learned from Michael Cohen's scathing testimony

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Marc Fisher wraps up this week's hearings, plus a look at what it was like for reporters experiencing the public hearing in realtime.
Mar 01 2019
31 mins
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Rank #6: The Mueller report, unpacked

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After nearly two years, America finally gets its first look at special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report. The Post's Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains new insights we've gained from an early look at the details.
Apr 18 2019
23 mins
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Rank #7: How much can a president affect gun policy?

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After two mass shootings, President Trump is considering background checks and red-flag laws. But he has suggested action on gun control in the past, only to later backtrack. Will this time be different?
Aug 09 2019
18 mins
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Rank #8: How much power does a president have to affect an investigation?

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As the fallout from Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey continues, we take a look at the limitations of presidential power when it comes to investigations. Plus, we assess how history measures up, with Bob Woodward and Marc Fisher.
May 12 2017
21 mins
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Rank #9: How to Flip the House: The takeaways for 2018

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Given what we've learned from the 1994, 2006 and 2010 midterms about how partisanship, divisiveness and polarizing presidents all affect affect both midterm elections and the powers of the presidency, we ask if Democrats can flip the House in 2018.
Jun 29 2018
40 mins
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Rank #10: A harrowing book, an anonymous op-ed and a White House in chaos

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After a week of revelations about what it's like to work for President Trump, White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight into the state of the administration.
Sep 07 2018
19 mins
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Rank #11: Does Trump have the power to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding?

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Can a president choose to invoke emergency powers whenever he wants? Liza Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice explains the extent of Trump's power in states of emergency. The Post's Philip Rucker breaks down the challenges of border wall politics.
Jan 11 2019
24 mins
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Rank #12: What can Michael Flynn's actions tell us about the Russia investigation?

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Harvard's Alex Whiting explains where former national security adviser Michael Flynn's actions might break the law. Plus, The Post's Greg Miller tells us how Flynn fits in the story of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
May 26 2017
26 mins
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Rank #13: Trump says that even if there were collusion, there was no crime. Can he do that?

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What are the legal lines surrounding collusion? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Carol Leonnig and white-collar defense lawyer Jacob Frenkel analyze the legal and political consequences of President Trump’s latest suggestion that “collusion is not crime.”
Aug 04 2018
17 mins
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Rank #14: How Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court

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President Trump’s language may be part of his political strategy, but this moment raises questions about what consequences the president can face for using inflammatory language. Fred Barbash explains how Trump’s words can legally work against him.
Jul 19 2019
23 mins
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Rank #15: The longer the shutdown lasts, the weirder the consequences get

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Can Nancy Pelosi postpone the State of the Union address? Can Trump cancel Pelosi's travel? Can Trump and Pelosi find a way to reopen the government? The Post's Colby Itkowitz and Joshua Dawsey unravel details of our country's ongoing political standoff.
Jan 18 2019
19 mins
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Rank #16: Amid turmoil in the U.S., can Trump's first international trip turn things around?

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President Trump leaves for his first international trip after two tumultuous weeks back home. Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Kevin Sullivan joins us right off the plane from Saudi Arabia -- Trump's first stop.
May 19 2017
21 mins
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Rank #17: ‘Problematic is an understatement’: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress

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Wednesday’s hearings marked the first time former special counsel Robert Mueller answered questions about his investigation. The Post’s Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains the significance of Mueller’s answers.
Jul 25 2019
25 mins
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Rank #18: Will Trump ever release his tax returns?

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Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to not release returns. What happens now that he's president? Does Flynn's resignation change things? Plus, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) on Democrats' efforts to make Trump's returns public.
Feb 17 2017
25 mins
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Rank #19: Special episode: What does Doug Jones's win in Alabama mean for the country?

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Robert Costa reports on voter sentiment from Alabama. Plus, we dive into what happens for Trump, Congress, and party divisions in our country now that Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
Dec 13 2017
27 mins
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Rank #20: 100 days: Is Trump in violation of his contract with American voters?

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Post reporters convene in a round-table conversation about Trump's achievements and failures in his first 100 days and what it means for the next four years of his presidency.
Apr 28 2017
26 mins
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