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 165 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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The latest move from the Trump administration threatens to set in motion a massive legal battle and plunge automakers into uncertainty. The Post’s Juliet Eilperin explains how much power a president has over national environmental policy.


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 20 September 2019  27m
 
 

What happens when a president overrides science?


Weather editor Andrew Freedman explains how Trump’s inaccurate hurricane tweet led to worrying implications for NOAA and the NWS, and what happens when a president politicizes scientific institutions.


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 13 September 2019  26m
 
 

Summer is an opportunity for presidents. Did Trump take it?


Some of President Trump’s allies described a lost summer, full of controversies and missed opportunities. White House reporter Ashley Parker explains how presidents have strategized in summer, and how Trump’s approach is different.


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 06 September 2019  19m
 
 

Trump’s latest trade war escalation: ordering businesses out of China. Can he do that?


The commercial war between two economic superpowers has entered a new phase. The Post’s Jeanne Whalen explains whether President Trump’s edict to U.S. business is enforceable and what the latest trade war developments mean for the global economy.


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 30 August 2019  20m
 
 

Does the president have the power to buy Greenland?


President Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark because the country’s prime minister wouldn’t discuss the purchase of Greenland. Economic policy reporter Damien Paletta explains whether Trump’s effort to purchase Greenland is as unusual as it seems.


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 23 August 2019  17m
 
 

How much can a president affect gun policy?


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?


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 09 August 2019  18m
 
 

How far can a president go to get the intelligence chief he wants?


Some officials have questioned whether President Trump’s pick for the Director of National Intelligence might use the position to serve Trump’s political interests. Reporter Shane Harris explains the role of the law in the job’s qualifications.


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 02 August 2019  20m
 
 

‘Problematic is an understatement’: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress


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.


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 25 July 2019  25m
 
 

How Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court


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.


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 19 July 2019  23m
 
 

Trump avoids releasing his business information to the courts — for now


A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit claiming President Trump is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visits to his D.C. hotel. Post legal affairs reporter Ann Marimow untangles the details and implications for our country.


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 12 July 2019  18m