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Just How Powerful Is the US President?

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The US government was built on a system of checks and balances. But there’s always been a tug of war over just how much power the president has — on paper and in practice.

Law professor and author Dan Farber joins Big Take DC host Saleha Mohsin on the powers and limits of the US president, how they’ve evolved since the country’s founding, and what’s at stake if a Commander-in-Chief ignores the office’s unwritten rules and precedents.

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