Can He Do That?

99 EpisodesProduced by The Washington Post

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 t… read more

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How much power does a president have over election recounts?

November 16th, 2018

22:09
Amid recounts in Florida, the president has used strong rhetoric to cast doubt on our elections. Can he do that? Amy Gardner, reporting from Broward County, Fla., explains what's at stake for Republicans, Democrats and …

How will Democrats use their new power as a check on the president?

November 9th, 2018

22:10
Will a Democratic House stop President Trump's agenda? Mike DeBonis explains how House Democrats might stall Trump's policies in Congress, and Karoun …

Trump forced out his attorney general. Can he do that?

November 7th, 2018

16:43
Jeff Sessions and President Trump have had a tense relationship since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation last year. So why did Trump request his resignation now? And what are the implications for …

How do the midterm election results reflect on the president?

November 7th, 2018

21:51
After time on the trail tracking candidates and talking to voters, David Weigel offers insight on last night's results. Which party can claim the …

President Trump has played an outsize role in midterm campaigns. Can he do that?

November 2nd, 2018

24:41
Are midterm elections always a referendum on the sitting president? Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Scherer explain whom Trump has endorsed, …

Trump says he'll stop a migrant group from crossing the U.S. southern border. Can he do that?

October 26th, 2018

23:10
White House reporter David Nakamura explains which pieces of border operations and immigration law Trump can change or influence. Plus, Kevin Sieff recounts migrant experiences from his time traveling with the caravan …

Trump faces a challenging moment in Saudi-U.S. relations. What's at stake?

October 19th, 2018

29:54
Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggis disappeared from a Saudi consulate in Turkey. His editor, Karen Attiah, sheds light on …

Trump made some strange financial moves in the decade before he became president. Can he do that?

October 12th, 2018

24:03
Trump's financial past includes $400 million in cash spending, $300 million in private loans and a $50 million loan to himself. David Fahrenthold and …

How can the Supreme Court maintain impartiality in America's modern political climate?

October 5th, 2018

27:09
What happens to the public's perceived independence of the Supreme Court when confirmation processes devolve into partisan battles? The Post's Robert …

Kavanaugh and Ford will testify at the Senate. Here's what to expect.

September 26th, 2018

25:21
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify in relation to sexual misconduct allegations that have arisen during Kavanaugh's confirmation process. With much at stake, Trump is …
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