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Topic - Government Accountability Institute
President Obama leaves for Martha's Vineyard on Saturday for still another vacation. The Government Accountability Institute calculates that Mr. Obama spends twice as much time at leisure than on policy briefings.
President Obama logged more hours on the golf course and on vacation than he did in meetings on the economy, a new report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute found.
In a controversial speech in Berlin in 2008, then-presidential candidate and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proudly declared that he was addressing his audience not as a candidate for president of the United States, but as a "fellow citizen of the world."
As the march to the November elections heats up, voters can expect to find fewer and fewer issues that unite Democrats and Republicans.
The Government Accountability Institute has analyzed how much time President Obama actually spent in economic meetings of any kind during his first 1,257 days in office, based on the official White House calendar and the daily presidential calendar compiled by Politico. Among other things, the analysis found that Mr. Obama spent less than 4 percent of his total time in economic meetings or briefings and that there were 773 days (72 percent), excluding Sundays, in which the president had no economic meetings.