Audio editor for politics Education: University of Michigan, BA in Communications; University of Maryland, MJ in Multi-platform Journalism Allison Michaels is the editor for political coverage in audio. She hosts The Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast. In the past, she's worked at The Washington Post as a newsroom projects editor, digital editor for politics, and as a mobile producer on the Emerging News Products team. She joined The Post in 2014. Prior to joining The Post, Allison worked at U.S. News & World Report, Washington City Paper, American Journalism Review and several other publications.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz guides us through Trump's lawyers' comments on the president’s immunity when it comes to obstruction of justice. Plus, legal experts weigh in on differing legal perspectives and how presidential pardoning may play a role in obstruction.
Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes shares his expertise about presidential influence on the federal courts system. Plus, we talk to a political science professor about the demographic breakdown of Trump’s nominees and how it differs from that of presidents past.
Where did this tradition come from? What does it even mean to “pardon” a turkey? We’ve got you covered in this special holiday episode with Post reporter Jessica Contrera who attend the annual tradition.
What are the limitations of a president's influence on the Justice Dept? Reporter Devlin Barrett offers the latest news, fact checker Glenn Kessler unpacks Uranium One, and a once dep. special counsel explains risks for politicizing the Justice Dept.
Reporter David Nakamura helps us answer: Can Trump keep us safe from terror attacks? We talk to an expert to learn how terrorist groups recruit. Plus, we examine how much power presidents have to influence counterterrorism policy.
What do developments in the Mueller investigation mean for Trump? Are indictments proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers these questions on a special, break-in episode.
Public criticism of the president from GOP senators seems unprecedented. But is it? Reporter Sean Sullivan weighs in on implications for the 2018 election. Plus, historian Laurence Jurdem on what FDR's past actions mean for Trump today.