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Obama vs. Bush: By the Numbers

“Everything the President does, I put into my log—his press-pool sightings, Cabinet meetings, rounds of golf. Here’s how the activities of President Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, compare [as of November 7].”

—Mark Knoller, CBS News correspondent and unofficial White House statistician.

The following numbers come from Knoller’s log

Source: Mark Knoller, CBS News correspondent and unofficial White House statistician; Illustrations and Graphic by Manyun Zou

This article appears in the December 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Elaina Plott joined Washingtonian in June 2016 as a staff writer. She has written about her past life as an Ann Coulter fangirl, how the Obamas changed Washington, and the rise and fall of Roll Call. She previously covered Congress for National Review. Her writing has appeared in the New York Observer, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar.