Big Data

Washington Post helps us keep track of White House visitors

Susan Walsh/AP

 

The White House makes no secret of its visitor logs, but it doesn't serve them up in an easily searchable database with the information prettily graphed, but thanks to The Washington Post, anyone can easily keep track of the White House's many, many visitors.
 
Monday's story by T.W. Farnum, pointing to some visitors of note, really just serves to introduce The Post's new tool for exploring the visitors' list, which primarily tracks lobbying activity at the White House, and other news outlets are already using it to write stories of their own. Politico's Josh Gerstein found a visit by Eldon Roth, CEO of Beef Products, Inc., which makes pink slime -- a detail Farnum did not mention.
 
Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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