Thursday, May 5, 2016

Obama Approaches Marks by Reagan and Clinton

After almost two full years of complete inactivity, and a first term notable for being the least merciful since that of John Adams ... in the fourth and final year of his second term ... President Obama appears to be game for a respectable showing among two-term presidents.


Julie Stewart said...

...other than for pardons. According to the Office of the Pardon Attorney website, Obama has granted few pardons than any President since they have been keeping track (McKinley in 1900). Obama is at 70 pardons. The next closest was George H.W. Bush at 74. But Bush only served one term.

P.S. Ruckman, Jr. said...

The DOJ data on that page are faulty, because - on the front end - they combine presidents in years where more than one served. In addition to disaggregating the data, I have gone through the warrant records back to 1789 and find that Obama's 70 pardons are the lowest for any president who has served at least one full term since John Adams

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