January 20th, 2010
07:40 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama's first year by the numbers

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/20/oath.jpg caption="Obama was inaugurated one year ago."](CNN) - President Obama was inaugurated one year ago today. Here's a recap on his first year, by the numbers:

124 bills signed into law

39 executive orders issued

3 nationally televised prime-time presidential addresses

4 prime-time press conferences

5 press conferences from the White House

20 countries visited
(Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom)

28 states visited
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Compare that to Bush's 4 months vacation during his first year.

    January 20, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |

    4 World class personal losses; no victories (Copenhagen, Virginia, New Jersey and ... MASSACHUSETTS).

    January 20, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. teflon warrior

    3 bows to world leaders
    3 major elections lost despite personal appearences
    3 Terrorist attacks failed to be halted or properly dealt with

    American Confidence lost....priceless

    January 20, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  4. southerncousin

    How much has he raised taxes and deficit and count all those fees? How many new government employees have been added? How many colossal failures has he had? This idiot has turned out to be worse than I thought he would be and I didn't expect much. I hope all of you liberals keep demonizing and demeaning Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, Beck and the TEA party, it sure fires us up, Keep telling us how we are neanderthals, unpatriotic and stupid. Call us uneducated hicks. We love it. It is food for us and you can see how we are growing.

    January 20, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  5. Blendour

    Can't say he's not working.

    January 20, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  6. Really

    Forgot – Unemployment up to a reported 10% (17% if you include those who gave up looking and are not receiving unemployment). Gas prices are on the rise. Fear of flying is up. Dont forget the national debt, the budget and taxes are all up.

    January 20, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  7. Rich (Charleston, SC)

    What a wasted year. If Obama is half as smart as Clinton, he will declare the healthcare bill dead and establish a "true" bipartisan committee (NOT headed up by either party and equally split between Democrats and Republicans) to develop a plan to revamp healthcare in this country, and then concentrate one the ONE thing on everyones mind .... the economy and jobs!!!! If its more of the same, then the democrats can say goodbye to Congress in November and Obama will have to deal with a Repuiblican House and/or Senate.

    January 20, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  8. Sam Sixpack

    And now like the cash cow is getting all wobbly. Quick! Run a Palin hit piece. Blame it on Bush. Tell us lies.

    January 20, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  9. Pat

    Probably more than Bush did over the entire 8 years (not counting the vacations).

    January 20, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  10. frank

    When Obama started takeing money out of peoples SS and SSDI cheaks, that is when the dems stoped wining elections. read your voteing history, you take from the poor, and the dems will not WIN. as bad as bush was; he dint hert the poor.

    January 20, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  11. ED FL

    President Obama has to take a serious look at what happened in Massachusette, and get rid of his advisors. We ,the American people are watching. He needs to quit his traveling and stay home to see what is happening on his watch.As an 80 yr old life long Demo I am thrilled about the lackadaisle way that they thought that Kennedy lock on Mass. would continue. Well it didn't and the same is going to happen again and again through out the rest of his term. Reid and Pelosi are causing a once powerful party to IMPLODE. MR PREZ stay in DC and set the agenda, these old timers that are there need to be replced or bypassed and this goes for both parties. This country felt they neede new blood so they voted you in ,Now is the time to do what you stated RUN THE COUNTRY.

    January 20, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  12. Showtime - Tampa

    All that traveling to foreign lands and yet nearly nothing accomplished!

    January 20, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  13. frank

    so NOTHING except spend money and take trips at taxpayer expense!

    the stimulus is working for me all right.......I'm very stimulated not to support Obama or his group of fake's

    January 20, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  14. MattMan

    7 million jobs lost.

    1.8 trillion deficit increase.

    3 times the amount of publicly held debt projected as a result of Obama budgets.

    I could go on and on and on....

    It's a shame that CNN is so left wing they can't be honest.

    January 20, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  15. Jerry - Florida

    This man has no shame. He is the biggest liar that has even been elected to the highest office in our country. He has brought our country to the brink.

    I am no expert, but the columnists and other commentators say that the Scott Brown election is not a referendum against NObama's administration and arrogance must be living in another world. Hello!

    Again, yes, I am a life-long Democrat.

    Stay tuned!

    January 20, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  16. Jerry

    One year of paying off all his special interest groups is enough, time to tak back America folks

    January 20, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  17. John

    big trouble for the Dems in November..... This isn't even funny...

    what a blow to the president and the Democratic congress and their back-room deals and bribes to Unions, Nebraska, and the like....

    this health care bill is dead..... NOBODY wants it....

    wake up and listen to the people.... they are speaking loud and clear...

    Pelosi and Reid are responsible for this backlash.... Obama can recover if he plays his cards right.....

    Pelosi and Reid are done....

    January 20, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  18. dude palin

    How much power does the President really have though ?

    January 20, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  19. bmw

    A revolution started with the election of Barack Obama, but the Republicans have succeeded in getting Massachusetts to do an about face and attack their friends.

    A successful democracy requires an informed electorate. Unfortunately, the media have chosen to give advertisers what they want – shallow sensationalism – at the expense of this great country.

    We are watching the demise of America at the hands of the greedy with the help of the uninformed.

    January 20, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  20. Paul from Phoenix

    I guess they couldn put a number on the amount of lies and broken campaign promises.

    January 20, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  21. lkb

    and why did you leave out the most important number of all......how much he spent?

    January 20, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  22. Chad from Tampa

    ZERO accomplishments.

    January 20, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  23. not alone

    You forgot to list campain promises broken. I count at least two.

    Posting important bills on line for three days before signing

    openess of goverment, all the back room deals around the senate healthcare bill.

    January 20, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
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