Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
At the Versailles court, a well-directed glance could decide a person's fate. Imagine if Donald Trump were so subtle.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
A president has more than one route out of office – voluntarily or otherwise.
The law says official presidential records must be preserved. How do tweets figure in – particularly when they're altered or deleted?
A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.