Richard Nixon would be proud. Richard Nixon would feel vindicated. The Democratic Party and the media that so despised him have now fully embraced the concept of the "Imperial Presidency." Nixon's primary defense during Watergate -- "if the President does it, it is legal"-- has now been endorsed by President Obama and the press, which screamed "impeach the President," in 1972, but now sits silent because the guy doing it is one of them.
On July 11, 2012, President Obama gutted welfare reform by changing the work requirements for welfare with an executive command to Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor. He believes work requirements that are the heart of welfare reform (The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) passed in 1996 by Congress and signed by President Clinton can be waived or overridden by a legal device called a waiver authority under the Social Security law (section 1115 waiver authority under the Social Security law 42 U.S.C. 1315).
The press, in its continued role of protector of the President, has had you gnashing teeth over what year Mitt Romney left Bain Capital, as if that really matters. The press is blowing smoke that Romney might have committed a felony by misrepresenting the date he left Bain Capital. During the primary elections and debates, when this came up, Time Magazine and the Washington Post concluded that Romney spoke the truth about when he left. End of story.