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White House Watch: A White House in Transition
 

Can U.S.-U.K. Bond Survive a British Exit From EU?
Obama, Cameron defend 'special relationship' as Merkel ascends

President Barack Obama calls the U.S. relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Obama “as important a relationship as I’ve had in my presidency.” The two talked Sunday during the opening ceremony of the Hanover industry Fair. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were on the defensive, arguing that the U.S.-U.K. “special relationship” could endure Britain's possible exit from the European Union.  

But Washington is increasingly turning to another European power when it needs help: Germany.