Can He Do That?

“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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 166 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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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.


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 28 April 2017  26m
 
 

Do power struggles in the White House make Trump a more effective president?


Do staff tensions interfere with Trump's ability to govern? And are these rivalries by Trump's design? White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talks to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about what it's like to work for Trump -- and to get fired by him.


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 21 April 2017  30m
 
 

When it comes to acts of war, how far can Trump go?


With military action, when can a president bypass Congress and what are the consequences? National security reporter Dan Lamothe, American University's Nora Bensahel, and former advisor to Susan Rice, Loren Schulman, help us answer that question.


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 14 April 2017  28m
 
 

What can (and can’t) Trump associates do when it comes to Russia?


Congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian helps answer: What can history show us about presidents’ relationships with foreign governments? When is communication illegal? And at what point do allegations turn into concrete findings?


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 07 April 2017  32m
 
 

Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards?


This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?


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 31 March 2017  27m
 
 

Will Trump be able to deliver on his healthcare promises?


In a setback for the president, a vote on the GOP health care overhaul plan was delayed Thursday. How does it affect Trump's promises to voters? The Post's Mike DeBonis explains the politics, and we talk to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) about what's next.


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 24 March 2017  26m
 
 

Will Trump really cut programs people depend on?


Trump’s budget proposes massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor: Can he do that? The Post’s Kelsey Snell weighs in on whether Trump’s requests will be met. Plus, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen shares how Democrats in Congress are reacting.


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 17 March 2017  29m
 
 

Are Trump's attacks on the media a threat to freedom of the press?


How unusual is Trump's behavior toward the media? Media columnist Margaret Sullivan weighs in on that question and on what's at risk for democracy. Plus, WHCA president Jeff Mason shares what it's really like to be a member White House press corps.


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 10 March 2017  32m
 
 

Does Trump’s success depend on his relationship with Congress?


A master class in the relationship between party and president: The Post’s Robert Costa explains who’s running the show in Washington. He talks to GOP insider Grover Norquist on party unity under Trump and what it means for their agenda in Congress.


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 03 March 2017  29m