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Obama’s first term — by the numbers

From the health care overhaul to the killing of Usama bin Laden, President Obama’s first term was marked by major changes, major accomplishments and major controversies.


As the president launches into the next four years, the following is a look back — by the numbers — on the first four.

1Obama Stats
Number of countries visited: 35

Number of recess appointments: 32

Number of pardons: 22

Number of vetoes: Two

Addresses to the nation: Nine

Addresses to Congress, including State of the Union: Six

Current approval rating: 47 percent

Approval rating in January 2009: 65 percent

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