Politics & Government

October 7, 2009

Obama's No. 1 -- most foreign travel by first year president

With his visit to Denmark to pitch Chicago as the site for the 2016 summer Olympics, President Obama has now visited more countries in his first year in office than any other president did -- 16. The previous record holders: George H.W. Bush, who hit 15 countries in his first year, 1989, and Gerald Ford, who also jetted off to 15 nations after taking office midway through 1974.

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