White House Machers

WHITE HOUSE MACHERS: The Washington Post recently unveiled a new tool for searching the White House visitor logs for the past several years of the Obama administration. Users are able to search names and also see who else attended the same event or meeting. We’re not entirely sure how accurate the Post’s database search is as certain names are not always spelled the same and some generic names are harder to nail down. But here are a few of the search results we found…

Nathan Diament – 94 visits; David Saperstein – 83 visits; William Daroff – 70 visits; Alan Solow – 64 visits; Andrea Solow – 18 visits; Abe Foxman – 45 visits; Lee Rosenberg – 43 visits; Julie Schonfeld – 43 visits; Malcolm Hoenlein – 33 visits; Eric Cantor – 29 visits; Steve Gutow – 21 visits; Jeremy Ben-Ami – 33 visits; Charles Schumer (not a JI reader though… as he rarely checks email) – 103 visits; Debbie Wasserman Schultz – 64 visits; Eliot Engel – 42 visits; Ted Deutch – 40 visits; Brad Sherman – 22 visits Howard Kohr – 22 visits; Jack Rosen – 25 visits; Abraham Shemtov – 13 visits; Levi Shemtov– 35 visits; Jack Moline – 34 visits; Steve Rabinowitz – 30 visits; David Makovsky – 22 visits; Ira Forman – 21 visits; Martin Indyk – 21 visits; Michael Oren – 20; Andrew Weinstein – 19 visits; Howard Friedman – 12 visits; Karen Friedman – 14 visits; Michael Adler – 15 visits; Jerry Silverman – 12 visits; Ezra Friedlander – 17 visits; Peter Beinart – 16 visits; Elie Wiesel – 14 visits; Ron Dermer – 11 visits; Joe Lieberman – 11; Alan Dershowitz – 10 visits; George Soros – 9 visits; Marc Benioff – 9 visits; Aaron Keyak – 10 visits; and Isaac Herzog visited Denis McDonough on Sep 9, 2014.

–The most interesting meeting we discovered took place at 2PM on Oct 22, 2013, between Jeffrey Goldberg and White House Chef Sam Kass. We’re wondering if perhaps Kass taught Goldberg a thing or two regarding chickens. Also attending were Israeli and Palestinian celebrity chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

As was pointed out to us, Diament and Saperstein served on the President’s Faith-based Council so arguably Daroff holds the lead for independents (or, as he would say, ‘post-partisans’). Search the database and let us know if you find anything noteworthy. [WashPost]

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