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By the numbers: Obama's presidential vacations

John147 Wrote: Aug 10, 2013 11:43 AM
obviously you can't hire this author to present even simple statistics because this information presented is completely useless. Was he supposed prove that obama has spent more time on vacation that bush? If yes he failed miserably. Here's tip doofus Total # of days in office =X Total # of days on vacation = y % time on vacation = y/x * 100 Jeez. I hope you don't balance your checkbook the same way!

August in Washington means time for vacation.

Congress has left on a five-week break. The Supreme Court reopens in October. Now it's President Barack Obama's turn.

On Saturday, Obama begins a nine-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where he spent summer vacation in each of the first three years of his presidency. He skipped his annual Vineyard vacation during last year's re-election campaign.

Here's a numerical look at vacation time taken by Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller, who tracks presidential travel. The numbers do not include visits to the Camp David presidential retreat...