President Barack Obama’s First Term By the Numbers: 1,852 Speeches, Remarks & Comments; 699 Speeches with a Teleprompter; 113 Golf Outings; 13 Vacations – 1/19/13

As President Barack Obama’s First Term comes to a close, and his second term begins tomorrow at 12 Noon, CBS News’ Mark Knoller helps us to take a look back at the First Obama Term by the numbers. Here’s just some of the statistics:

*Number of speeches, remarks and comments: 1,852

*Number of speeches delivered with Teleprompter: 699

*Number of speeches in which he referred to Slurpees®: 35 (During the 2010 midterm election campaign, Mr. Obama often portrayed Republicans as “sippin’ Slurpees®” while Democrats struggled to pull the U.S. economy out of a ditch.

*Number of domestic trips as president: 245 (spanning 417 days; this does not include local outings in the DC area)

*Number of states visited to date: 44. States not yet visited: 6 (Arkansas, Idaho, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah)

*Town hall meetings: 58

*Vacations: 13 (spanning all or part of 83 days)

*Vetoes: 2

*Bills signed into law: 654 (90 of which named U.S. Post Offices)

*Bills signed into law by Autopen: 3

*Cabinet meetings: 19

*Commencement speeches: 15

*Visits to Camp David: 29 (spanning all or part of 72 days)

*Foreign trips: 25

*Nations visited: 35 (several more than once)

*Golf outings: 113 (Most frequent venue: 52 rounds at Joint Base Andrews)

*Media interviews: 591 (The major TV networks got 104 interviews)

*News conferences: 21 formal, solo, full-length White House news conferences (Mr. Obama had 108 press availabilities of all varieties including 57 joint sessions with foreign leaders)

*Meetings with foreign leaders: 131 (multiple meetings with many of them over 4 years) State dinners at the White House: 6 (India, Mexico, China, Germany, South Korea, Great Britain)

*Addresses to the nation: 8

*Addresses to Joint Sessions of Congress: 6

*Flights on Air Force One: 836

*Flights on Marine One: 801

*Evening outings (dinner, theater, shows): 57

*Days with no public or press appearances: 93

*Presidential pardons: 22

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