Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Visiting Goiania today, the Executive Director Marcelo Amaral, Mr. Luiz Jose Siqueira/Communication Executive Group from Goias State -GECOM (Brazil) and the brazilian journalist Gilberto Amaral. 

Visiting Goiania today, the brazilian journalist Gilberto Amaral with the Mr. Luiz Jose Siqueira/Communication Executive Group from Goias State - GECOM (Brazil)  .

The White House, Washington
I've had the honor of working for President Obama since the day he took office. For nearly three years now, I've served as his Chief of Staff, where I’ve seen the challenges he's faced and the progress he's made in working with the American people to move our country forward. Together with the American people, we've accomplished a lot. But I can honestly say, in all my time here, I've never seen him more optimistic about the future.
You'll see it yourself on Tuesday, January 12, when President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union Address. He took a few minutes to give you a look at how he's thinking about this year's address. Check it out:

After all this time in the White House, here's what I know to be true:
We still have work to do, but there's no question: Together, we've brought America back.
The budget agreement we reached helps avoid senseless cuts and will unlock critical investments in our national defense as we battle terrorism.
We have verifiably cut off Iran's paths to a nuclear bomb and fundamentally changed a policy in Cuba that failed to induce change for over half a century.
We are producing more oil than we import, even as we develop more clean energy and continue to reduce harmful carbon pollution.
Our high school graduation rates are the highest they've ever been, and last year, incarceration rates and crime rates both went down.
All the while, unemployment is down to 5% while health insurance coverage is up to 90%, even as health care inflation has continued its historically slow increase.
But what we have left to do is bigger than any one policy initiative or new bill in Congress. This is about who we are, where we're headed, and what kind of country we want to be.
That's why, in his final State of the Union Address, President Obama's doing something different. There's a lot we have accomplished over the last seven years and plenty we can tackle in the year ahead -- but this year, the President will do what is rarely done in Washington: Think beyond the next election.
Look for him to focus his address on the challenges -- and opportunities -- that will impact America for generations to come. Together, as a nation, we face some critical choices. If we make the right ones that build on the best of what our nation has to offer, we will leave our kids and grandkids an America that's never been stronger, fairer, and more prosperous.
So here are a couple to-do's for you: Stay tuned for something new from the President -- both from the podium and online at
Make sure you follow @POTUS for updates from President Obama himself. Watchthis video for a "SOTU" sneak peek. And RSVP to watch his final State of the Union Address on January 12.Trust me, you don't want to miss this.
Denis McDonough
White House Chief of Staff
P.S. Since the President got on Twitter, I thought I'd get in on the fun, too -- follow me at @Denis44.


Today, President Obama announced additional actions he's taking to keep guns out of the wrong hands and reduce gun violence.
Watch the full remarks now:

Here are some highlights:
"In Dr. King’s words, we need to feel the 'fierce urgency of now.' Because people are dying. And the constant excuses for inaction no longer do, no longer suffice. That’s why we’re here today. Not to debate the last mass shooting, but to do something to try to prevent the next one."
"How did we get here? How did we get to the place where people think requiring a comprehensive background check means taking away people’s guns? Each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that commonsense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre, or the one before that, or the one before that, so why bother trying. I reject that thinking."
"So let me outline what we're going to be doing. Number one, anybody in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks, or be subject to criminal prosecutions … We’re also expanding background checks to cover violent criminals who try to buy some of the most dangerous firearms by hiding behind trusts and corporations and various cutouts … And these steps will actually lead to a smoother process for law-abiding gun owners, a smoother process for responsible gun dealers, a stronger process for protecting the public from dangerous people."
"All of us should be able to work together to find a balance that declares the rest of our rights are also important -- Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well. And we have to be able to balance them. Because our right to worship freely and safely -- that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina. And that was denied Jews in Kansas City. And that was denied Muslims in Chapel Hill, and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights, too.
Our right to peaceful assembly -- that right was robbed from moviegoers in Aurora and Lafayette. Our unalienable right to life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- those rights were stripped from college students in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara, and from high schoolers at Columbine, and from first-graders in Newtown. First-graders. And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun."
Read the full remarks.

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