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The Year In Review: White House Tweets in 2012

Summary: 
Take a look at some of the top White House tweets of the year.

As 2012 has now drawn to a close, the White House has compiled some of our top tweets of the year. This year, the @WhiteHouse twitter account surpassed three million followers, and Twitter has become an increasingly important tool for the White House to engage with citizens and provide updates from the Obama Administration. From live-tweeting the State of the Union address in January to President Obama's twitter Q&A on #My2k in December, 2012 was a year filled with nearly 3,000 tweets, more than 50 sessions of White House Office Hours and tweetups that invite our followers on twitter to attend in-person events.

Take a look at our top tweets below, or on Storify, and be sure to follow the White House on Twitter for news and updates in the New Year. 

Year in Review: White House Tweets of 2012

Take a look back at some of the top White House tweets of 2012.

Storified by The White House· Thu, Jan 03 2013 13:00:59

January 2012

Want a peek behind the scenes of the #SOTU? Here's the story of how it comes together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxwcJx0-21EThe White House
Behind The Scenes: Writing the 2012 State of the Union Addresswhitehouse
Obama: we should support...every risk-taker & entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs. #SOTU http://t.co/D0GkbJdzwhitehouse
More about President Obama's 2012 State of the Union: http://wh.gov/KIf
What is your question for President Obama? On Jan 30, the President answers in a special Google+ Hangout. Ask now: http://wh.gov/KY4whitehouse
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More about President Obama's hangout: http://wh.gov/kYf
"Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship..." More @WeThePeople: http://bit.ly/y8ihzu #sopaThe White House
More about the Obama Administration's response to petitions on SOPA and online piracy: http://wh.gov/ZmU
"I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose" -President Obama on the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: http://wh.gov/KCsThe White House

Read the President's statement on the Roe v. Wade Anniversary: http://at.wh.gov/grDa0 

February 2012

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration proposes a historic $156 million investment to combat Alzheimer's disease: http://ow.ly/8YHZ1The White House
More about taking action on Alzheimer’s Disease: http://wh.gov/0YF
"No woman’s health should depend on who she is or where she works or how much money she makes" -President Obama http://ow.ly/9026GThe White House
More about the health care policy to improve access to contraception: http://wh.gov/0Zt

March 2012

It's time to repeal subsidies for #BigOil companies: http://wh.gov/n8D RT if you agree. http://pic.twitter.com/9vz2wL4uThe White House
More about repealing subsidies for oil companies: http://wh.gov/n8e
Happy St. Patrick's Day! President Obama just stopped by the Dubliner, a local Irish pub, to celebrate: http://pic.twitter.com/lSnXb1dHThe White House
See more photos from St. Patrick's Day: http://wh.gov/RlT

April 2012

President Obama: "Helping more of our young people afford college should be at the forefront of America’s agenda" #DontDoubleMyRateThe White House
More about keeping student interest rates low: http://wh.gov/dont-double-my-rates
Photo of the Day: President Obama sits for a moment inside the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat: http://pic.twitter.com/sUKGA9TKThe White House
See more photos of the day from April: http://wh.gov/Qqb

May 2012

this is barack - let's get this started! -boThe White House
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More about President Obama's Twitter Q&A about his plan to create jobs and help the middle class: http://at.wh.gov/grCtU 
President Obama: "Same-sex couples should be able to get married" http://wh.gov/mMT Pic of @RobinRoberts interview: http://pic.twitter.com/x10kHqpfThe White House
More about the President's interview: http://at.wh.gov/grCvC 

June 2012

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This letter in my office is a reminder of how health reform benefits Americans. Today's victory is 1 for all of us. -bo http://pic.twitter.com/ahqFmyMIThe White House
More about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and Natoma Canfield's letter to the President: http://wh.gov/3WCg
Women earn an average of just 77 cents for every dollar earned by men: http://on.wh.gov/EJCE Support #EqualPay: http://pic.twitter.com/K3KaKbcPThe White House
More about equal pay for equal work: http://wh.gov/equal-pay

July 2012

President Obama: "All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts & prayers" Full statement: http://on.wh.gov/h1ATThe White House
More about President Obama's visit to Aurora, Colorado: http://wh.gov/CxBE
Photo of the Day: At the #London2012 #Olympics, the First Lady gets a lift from US wrestler Elena Pirozhkova: http://pic.twitter.com/5fMtTsgMThe White House
See the photo gallery: The First Lady Leads The Presidential Delegation To The 2012 Olympic Games In London: http://wh.gov/ChQO

August 2012

Neil Armstrong "was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time" -President Obama: http://on.wh.gov/4KZLX4JThe White House
See the photo gallery: Remembering Neil Armstrong: http://wh.gov/b0c2
Happy Birthday, President Obama: http://on.wh.gov/hkkE In honor of the President's 51st, we share 51 favorite photos: http://pic.twitter.com/jPxgvnTYThe White House
See the photo gallery in honor of the President's birthday: http://wh.gov/rmcO
"There's nothing more important to our future than the education we give our kids" -President Obama Weekly Address: http://on.wh.gov/hionY1The White House
Weekly Address: Congress Should Back Plan to Hire Teacherswhitehouse
More about the President's Weekly Address: http://wh.gov/49Fp

September 2012

President Obama: "Only 1% of Americans may wear the uniform, but 100% of Americans need to be supporting you & your families" #SaluteTroopsThe White House
More about #SaluteTheTroops, two years after the end of combat missions in Iraq: http://wh.gov/bubn
We just released the White House beer recipe. Check it out: http://at.wh.gov/doJRh & see how it's made: http://youtu.be/dygQrX8FI3QJay Carney (EOP)
Inside the White House: Beer Brewingwhitehouse
More about the White House Beer Recipe: http://wh.gov/j7wj
President Obama and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, watch on television the First Lady's speech to the DNC tonight: http://bit.ly/TWHmmEpetesouza
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See more photos of the day from September: http://wh.gov/1sCM

October 2012

President Obama on Hurricane #Sandy: "Take this very seriously": http://on.wh.gov/kPMeMP Photo @FEMA today: http://pic.twitter.com/byviJKh6The White House
More about the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy: http://wh.gov/sandy
Tonight, the White House is illuminated pink in honor of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth: http://on.wh.gov/HA2W20 Photo: http://pic.twitter.com/ExlWrGzhThe White House
More about Breast Cancer Awareness Month: http://wh.gov/BLBt
Today @WhiteHouse has gone #purple for #SpiritDay: http://at.wh.gov/eC0sLThe White House
More about Spirit Day: http://wh.gov/kgit

November 2012

President Obama: "[The American people] want cooperation. They want consensus. They want common sense. And most of all, they want action."The White House
President Obama Discusses Growing the Economy and Reducing the Deficitwhitehouse
More about the President's remarks on growing the economy: http://wh.gov/98VF
RT @McKaylaMaroney Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..? // Yes. http://pic.twitter.com/4BkKAfaVThe White House
See more behind-the-scenes photos from 2012: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDsATbx
My family & I started our holiday shopping at a local bookstore on #SmallBizSat. I hope you'll join & shop small this holiday season. -boThe White House
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More about Small Business Saturday: http://wh.gov/XG6I 

December 2012

hey guys - this is barack. ready to answer your questions on fiscal cliff & #my2k. Let's get started. -boThe White House
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More about President Obama's Twitter Q&A on #My2k: http://wh.gov/N87U
New jobs #s: US economy adds 147k private sector jobs in Nov, 5.6M jobs over 33 months: http://on.wh.gov/P5J1MW7 More to do http://pic.twitter.com/gToue55UThe White House
More about the employment situation in November: http://at.wh.gov/grD0x 
Full video: President Obama addresses the school shooting in #Newtown, Connecticut. Watch: http://at.wh.gov/g74NZ #CTShootingThe White House
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 More on the response to shooting in Newtown, Connecticut: http://wh.gov/nG6Z
"Michelle and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays." —President Obama http://pic.twitter.com/9ynZ7mdbThe White House
More about holidays at the White House: http://wh.gov/holidays

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