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Can He Do That?

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Rank #106 in News & Politics category

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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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History will show he was a racist xenophobe.

By LionofBedStuy - May 10 2019
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Like Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and Richard Nixon. Time tells all.

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Why didn’t you ask that while Barack obummer was sitting in the White House?

iTunes Ratings

2902 Ratings
Average Ratings
1652
466
226
166
392

History will show he was a racist xenophobe.

By LionofBedStuy - May 10 2019
Read more

Like Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and Richard Nixon. Time tells all.

Barry Sattero

By fishahoulic - Apr 26 2019
Read more

Why didn’t you ask that while Barack obummer was sitting in the White House?

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Can He Do That?

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Rank #106 in News & Politics category

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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: 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 #7: 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 #8: Mueller report: What we still don't know

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National security reporter Devlin Barrett explains what we know so far about the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation, what clarity we’ve gained from Attorney General William P. Barr's summary, and what questions remain unanswered.

Mar 25 2019
26 mins
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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #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: Did Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer violate the law?

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Jens David Ohlin, vice dean at Cornell Law School, explains the legal boundaries and political consultant Tracy Sefl takes us into the world of opposition research. Plus, "Trump Revealed" author Marc Fisher on the president's reaction to the news.

Jul 14 2017
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Rank #14: One year since Trump's election: Live show

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Bob Woodward, David Fahrenthold and Karen Tumulty join Allison Michaels live on stage at Washington, DC's Warner Theatre for a look back on the past year, an exploration of where this presidency fits into history and plenty of laughs.

Nov 10 2017
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #15: Special episode: Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

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In an exclusive report, The Post's national security team goes inside the Obama administration's decision-making after the CIA captured Putin issuing these instructions: defeat Clinton and help elect Trump. Reporter Greg Miller tells the story.

Jun 23 2017
28 mins
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Rank #16: 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 #17: Is it unusual for a president to publicly berate members of his own cabinet?

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Can a president fire the attorney general? How much influence does a president have over the Justice Department? Reporter Ashley Parker, historian Tim Naftali and law professor Steve Vladeck on the politics, historical context and legal limitations.

Jul 28 2017
24 mins
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Rank #18: What can Paul Manafort's actions tell us about the Trump campaigns ties to Russia?

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Leonnig explains the complexities of Manafort's involvement in the Mueller investigation. Plus law professor Jimmy Gurulé on where Manafort’s actions may cross a legal line. Can Manafort walk away from this unscathed?

Sep 22 2017
25 mins
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Rank #19: 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 #20: How much power does a president have to lead us to nuclear war?

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With insight from White House reporter Jenna Johnson, we learn the answers to this critical question from an expert in North Korean history and a professor who’s worked in past White Houses on counter proliferation and nuclear arms control.

Aug 11 2017
35 mins
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