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Can He Do That?

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“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens when they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.

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“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens when they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.

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Can this podcast do that?

By Rdswinford - Nov 16 2019
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Have they been watching the same hearings? This was tempered to modify and soften .... leaving out.. omitting... sorry deleting

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iTunes Ratings

3466 Ratings
Average Ratings
1969
558
277
190
472

Can this podcast do that?

By Rdswinford - Nov 16 2019
Read more
Have they been watching the same hearings? This was tempered to modify and soften .... leaving out.. omitting... sorry deleting

The Daily

By janekgee - Oct 30 2019
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My day is not complete until I listen to The Daily. Up to date information and in depth stories.
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Can He Do That?

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“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens when they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.

Rank #1: House Democrats unveil rules for impeachment process. What changes now?

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Pending a House vote on the Democrats’ resolution, the stage will be set for the next phase of the impeachment probe. Congress reporter Mike DeBonis explains what the new procedures and rules mean for the events on Capitol Hill in the weeks ahead.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #2: Republicans’ defense of Trump grows frantic. Will it work?

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Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains what GOP lawmakers were trying to achieve Wednesday when they protested in the basement of the Capitol. What role do House Republicans play in defending the president and how much is White House guidance informing them?

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: 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

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Rank #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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

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Rank #10: If a president is impeached, can they run for reelection?

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What actually happens to a president who’s impeached? What penalties against removed presidents are written into law? Law professor Jessica Levinson offers insight into how the law comes down on reelecting a president faced with an impeachment inquiry.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #11: 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

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Rank #12: 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

24mins

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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

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Rank #14: 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

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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

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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

28mins

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: 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

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Rank #20: McConnell prepped Republicans for a Senate trial. Here’s what that trial might look like.

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Senate impeachment trials are rare in American history, but there are some rules and precedent for how it all works. Reporter Paul Kane answers questions like: Can the rules change by Senate vote? Who collects evidence? And does public opinion matter?

Oct 18 2019

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