It was a busy year for President Obama and his Administration, and a look at some of the most viewed blog posts from whitehouse.gov throughout the year provides a quick snapshot of 2012 at the White House.
February: On February 7, more than 100 students from over 45 states brought their robots, research and new inventions to Washington for the second-ever White House Science Fair. The honorees met with Senior Administration officials, educators, and leading advocates for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math training, and some got the chance to show their projects to the President. A post and video recapping the day was a highlight that month.
March: Since taking office, the President and First Lady have made it their mission to open up the White House to as many people as possible and the annual Easter Egg Roll is the day that sees more Americans coming to visit than any other. This year more than 35,000 tickets were issued via the public lottery, and the blog post announcing how people could enter was the most viewed post in March.
May: 2012 marks the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and on Memorial Day, President Obama led a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that paid tribute to the sacrifice and service of the more than 3 million men and women who bravely served in that war. That event was the first in a 13-year program that will honor and give thanks to a generation who saw our country through one of the most challenging missions this country has faced. That post — and a post highlighting the President's surprise trip to Afghanistan,where he discussed the progress being made on ending the war in that country — were the most viewed in May.
June: On June 6, the Supreme Court released its decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. A blog post explaining what this decision meant for hard-working, middle-class American families and detailing the benefits provided under the law received a lot of interest that month.