...that Obama can stop this with a simple phone call.
Yep, her sure can. The fact that he hasn't in six+ years speaks volumes.
And he can make sure it doesn't happen again with a stroke of his E.O. Pen.
Umm, no. Actually he can't.
Yes, he can make an Executive Order making this go away, if he chooses.
Alas, the next President (or even Obama himself, afterwards) can make an Executive Order allowing this to restart. One President's Executive Orders are not binding on later Presidents if they choose to use their own Executive Order powers....