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♪ >> little james brown to get the week started off. a look at new york city there. good morning, you are watching "fox and friend first on this monday morning. i am abby hunts man. >> hope you had a great weekend as well. i am heather childers. thank you for starting your week with us. >> teaming up against trump. ted cruz and john kasich are announcing a brand new alliance to work together to assure a contested convention in july. >> will their plan actually work? kristin fisher is life in washington, d.c. with the latest. kristin, good morning. >> good morning, ladies. this is something many political analysts have been talking about for some time. perhaps this kind of team work is what it would take to stop donald trump? can it happen months before the convention? it is a massive surprise and
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perhaps unprecedented in presidential politics. last night ted cruz and john kasich never mentioned they would be joining forces but right after it was over the two campaigns issued coordinated statements just minutes apart. cruz's campaign manager said quote to ensure we nominate a republican who can unify the republican party and win in november our campaigns will focus resources in indiana and in turn clear the path for kasich to campaign in oregon and new mexico. can as you might image done nanned trump responded by saying wow just announced lyin' ted and kasich are going to col lewd in order to keep me from getting the republican nomination.
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desperation. >> right now trump is ahead in the state with the most delegates. trump is ahead by 18 points cruz in second, kasich third. today's protestors are planning to ascend on the valley in westchester university in pennsylvania. on-line petitioners are trying to stop the event but the university says it will go on as planned. up until today the stop trump movement was operating more behind the scenes with them fighting for every single delegate. now that fight has blown up in the open just when you thought the race wouldn't get any crazier. >> it probably will going forward. >> the can cats padidates parti in a town hall. they talked contested convention and taking direct aim at frontrunner done fald -- donald
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trump before the big announcement to team up. >> we are going to a contested convention. people said i don't know what i am talking about. turns out i am right. the delegates are going to think about who can win in the fall. i have read you these numbers and i can read you more numbers. >> (booing) >> i don't know why they are booing. >> we are likely headed to a contested convention where n nobody gets to # is it 37. i am going to come in with a ton of delegates and donald trump will come in with a ton of delegates and one of us will be the nominee. >> only three times did the person heading into the convention get picked. in 1952 twice eisenhower didn't have to have the votes. dwight eisenhower became president. they wil think who can be
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president. >> the most troubling thing about donald is that he is a phony. what he is saying on the campaign that trail i don't think he beliefs. donald's campaign manager went and told the han chos of the rnc that donald is playing a part, playing a role, that he doesn't mean it and he's going to change. >> you can either appeal with bomb past to the negative and tell people how they are being ripped off and how erg is terrible and america loses. i choose not do that. >> that brings us to look who is talking. donald trump's convention manager said ted cruz knows this is the end of the road. >> i am not running for president. donald trump is running for president. donald trump is clearly an outsider. he has established his credentials with the american people. this is cruz because he has no
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issues left trying to confuse a very simple fact that he's about to be mathematically eliminated next week. look at what he is trying to do in his candidacy trying to say the process doesn't matter. good news for him or for party we are not going to let that happen. we are going to win it on the first ballot. it will be clear on the 7th. >> frontrunner hillary clinton is holding a strong double dig get lead ahead of the primary there. clinton and sanders focusing not on each other but republican rival donald trump. >> listen closely to the republicans because they are telling you what they want to do. trump says things like i didn't really mean it. it was all part of my reality tv show. if we buy that, shame on us. >> many of the states have to come including california, our larger state we have a real shot to win. what we are seeing in polls is bernie sanders is running much stronger against donald trump.
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ber we are going to ligfight fo every last vote until california and the dc primary. >> five contests will be held with pennsylvania being the biggest one 198 delegates in state f -- at stake for the delegates. brand new twists in the brutal murders of 8 family members ambushed in their home. their executions were well planned out by killer or killers who were careful to cover their tracks. this is horrible. >> this is a horrific story. ohio's attorney general is involved in the investigation of this case. he says the multiple murders were planned adding that the mass murders are drug related that marijuana was found at three locations. this was a preplanned execution of eight individuals.
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it was a sophisticated operation. >> the execution style murders took place at four different homes in pipe county on friday. the sheriff says eight members of the rhodes family including a 16-year-old boy were shot while they were sleeping. 911 calls from family members who discovered the bodies described the horrific scene. >> found by cousin with a gun shot wound. went in hollering at him and checked that he was all right and i looked and he had gunshot wounds. >> my brother in law is dead. there's blood all over the house. >> stay out of the house. don't let anybody go in there. okay? >> yeah. >> we have deputies on the way. >> all right, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> police believe more than one killer may have been involved in this and they are still on the run. surviving family members are staying at a church due to concerns for their safety. >> this investigation is a very
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large one. probably the largest in pipe county that we have ever had and been a part of. it is very tragic. there's a family that has lost 8 members. >> and the investigation continues. authorities are offering a 25,000 dollar reward for information leading to the ka p tour of the killers. abby? >> just a horrific story. kelly wright live for us. another terrible story a day after a shooter opens fire. they will return to class today. the ladies and gentlemened shooter is 18-year-old jacob wagner a former student whose classmates say he was bullied about his hygiene. he showed up outside of the prom and shot two students with the rifle. he was shot by an officer who was patrolling the parking lot. he died two hours later. the students that were shot are expected to be okay. a morning prayer turns deadly after a parishioner opens
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fire. he was shot in the chest after getting in some sort of argument at a church in north wales. hundreds of witnesses inside feared for their lives. >> we were worshipping and you hear three different gun shots and everybody went on the floor and was hiding. >> the accused gunman is in police custody but has not yet been charged. he has a concealed carry permit. an act of terror intercepted. a 16-year-old now charged with plotting a terror attack. australian police say he was targeting a holiday which commemorates forces during world war i. this is the second year in a row they have thwarted an attack during the holiday. that teen is due in tort cod and faces life in prison if convicted. a major step in isis. the u.s. is sending 250 more troops to syria to try to talk
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down the terror group. the move will significantly increase u.s. presence as extremists are currently on the defensive. it comes days after it was confirmed troops will be sent to iraq. president obama is said to take on the plan that is a matter of minutes in germany. we will bring you that right here live. and now to extreme weather, a wild stormy weekend for much of the midwest and the south. check out this crazy funnel cloud forming in texas, and in february february nebraska a co touchdown in februanebraska but reports of damage. >> look at the size of that. this is hail the size of baseballs to some areas and it's not over yet. janet steen is here live tracking more. those are huge. >> that's going to hurt. >> you want to be inside. >> we talked about severe weather torontos but hail can be very damaging and straight line winds. we are going to have that possible for severe weather not only today, but tuesday and
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wednesday. the storm prediction center has issued a warning essentially for the central u.s., because we are thinking that we could have the perfect set up for long lasting destructive tornadoes. let's take a look at it right now. you see the radar on your screen. we have the cold component to this where you see the northern ro can keys getting the snow. the system is going to move into the plains states and yesterday you pointed out that we had tornadoes. we certainly did have tornadoes across portions of candace, up towards nebraska. several reports of tornadoes yesterday. let's take a look at the set up for tuesday. i want people to be awareoss the central u.s. from texas up towards iowa and nebraska where potential of long lasting destructive tornadoes. see the area shaded in red? that's my concern. we are expecting a tornado
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outbreak. it is rare to see an event like this showing up. people need to know what to do if and when there's a tornado in your area. >> that and stay tuned with janice dean. >> the time is now about 12 minutes after the top of the hour. targeting one of the nation's largest retailers why hundreds of thousands of people have pledged no the to shop at target. >> johnny's football's fall from grace. the charges set to be announced against the one time football star. i am benedict arnold, the infamous traitor. and i know a thing or two about trading. so i trade with e*trade, where true traders trade on a trademarked trade platform that has all the... get off the computer traitor! i won't. (cannon sound)
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inside his estate in minnesota. his body was cremated in a private quote no fus ceremony on friday and his ashes were carried to a secret resting place. his chi >> other sad news, another loss to the music industry. billy paul has died. ♪ >> that number one hit song that we all love me and mrs. jones about an affair was released and he won best rnb performance. he was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. he was 81 years old. >> i love that song. >> are you in the market for a new car? you might have to wait. lauren simonetti from our sister network fox business is here with us this morning to explain
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why. >> good morning, ladies. the earthquakes in japan have slowed general motors production. plants in north america where gm makes models like the chevrolet cruz are idled because of part shortages. beyonce new album lemonade may soon be on apple itunes. beyonce is a part owner title and there are reports she is looking to widen lemonade's release by making it available for download onic tuitunes. jungle book bringing in the top spot that beat out the hunts men winter's war. ba barber shop in third with 10.8 million. the time is currently 19
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>> now live from hanover germany. >> expected to announce more troops headed to syria. >> on behalf of the american people i want to thank her for being a champion of our alliance. i want to thank you all for your commitment to freedom and equality and human rights which is a reflection of your own inspiring life. i truly believe you have shown us the leadership of steady hands, how do you call it, the (indiscernible). over the last seven years i have relied on your friendship and council a counsel and your firm moral compass. we look forward to the chance of ongoing relationship. mayor, distinguished guests,
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people of germany, i am especially pleased to see the young people here from germany and across europe. we also have proud americans here. there you go. i have to admit that i have developed a special place in high heart for the german people. back when i was a candidate for this office you welcomed me with a small rally from berlin where i spoke of the change that is possible when the world stands as one. as president you treated me and michelle and our daughters to wonderful hospitality. you offered me excellent beer and croon and you have hosted our delegation here at hanover. my only regret is i have never been to germany for oktoberfest, so i will have to come back, and i suspect it is more fun when
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you are not president. my timing will be good. (applause) as always i bring the friendship of the american people. we consider the german people and all of our european allies to be alomong our closest frien in the world. we share so much experience and so many of the same values. we believe the nations of people should live in security and peace. we believe in creating opportunities that lift up not just the few but the many. i am proud to be the first american president to come to europe and be able to say that in the united states healthcare is not a privilege, it is now a right for all. where he share that as well.
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(applause) >> perhaps most importantly we believe in the qualiequality an inhair rint dignity of every human being. today in america people have the freedom to marry the person they love. we believe in justice no child in the world shall ever die from a mosquito bite, no one should suffer from the ache of an empty stomach. together we can save our planet. the world's most vulnerable people from the worst effects of climate change. these are things that we share. it is born of common experience. this is what i want to talk to you about today. the future we are building together not separately but together. that starts right here in europe. i want to begin with an
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observation that given the challenges we face in the world and the headlines we see every day may seem improbable. it is true. we are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history. that may surprise young people who are watching tv or looking at your phones and it seems like only bad news comes through every day. consider that it has been decades since the last war between major powers. those people living in democracies were wealth yir and healthier and better educated with the global econ me that has lifted up more than a billion people from extreme property and created new middle classes from the americas to africa to asia.
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think about the help of the average person in the world. ten's of millions of lives we save from disease and infant mortality and people now living longer lives. around the world more and more powers with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians, we push back against bigotry and prejudice. around the world there's a new generation for young people like you that are connected by technology and driven by your idealism and imagination and working together to start ventures and the whole government is more accountable and advanced human dignity. if you had to choose a moment in time to be born, any time in human history, and you didn't know ahead of time what
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nationality you were or what gender or what your economic status might be, you choose today, which isn't to say that there is not enormous suffering and tragedy and so much work for us to do. it is to remember that the trajectory of our history over the last 50, 100 years has been remarkable. we can't take that for granted and we should take confidence in our ability to be able to shape our own destiny. now that doesn't mean that we can be complacent. today dangerous forces do threaten to pull the world backwards. and our progress is not an
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effort. these challenges threaten europe and trans-atlantic community. we are not immune to the threaten of change around the world. barbaric terrorists slaughtered innocent people in paris and brussels and san bernardino, california. we see these in our dale will lives and airports and cafes and workplace or theater. it uncelts us. it makes us unsure in our day-to-day lives, fearful not just for ourselves but for those we love. conflicts from sue dan to syria and afghanistan sent millions fleeing seeking the relative safety of europe shores but that
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puts strains on countries and local communities and threatens our politics. russian aggression has violated the sovereignty and territory of independent european nation, ukraine and that unnerves our allies in eastern europe threatening a vision of europe that is whole, free and at peace. it seems to threaten the progress that has been made since the end of the cold war. slow economic growth in europe especially in the south has left millions unemployed including a generation of young people without jobs and who may look for the future of diminishing hopes. all of these persistent challenges led some to question whether european immigration can long endure whether you might be
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better off separating off, redrawing some of the barriers and walls between nations that existed in the 20th century. across our countries in between the united states a lot of workers and families are struggling to recover from the worst economic crisis ghen rations. that drama of millions who lost their homes and jobs is still felt. meanwhile there are profound trends underway that have been going on for decades, globalization, auto may gos, in some cases depressed wages and made workers in a weaker position to bargain for better working conditions. wages have stagnated in many advanced countries while other costs have gone up. inequality has increased and for
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many people hads harder than ever just to hold on. this is happening in europe. you see one of these trends in the united states and across the advanced economies and these concerns are real, they are legitimate. they cannot be ignored and deserve solutions from those in power. unfortunately in the vacuum if we do not solve these problems, you start seeing those who would try to ex mroitd theploit these frustrations and channel them in a destructive way. a creeping i am mer against of the kind of politics the european union was founded to reject an us verses them mentality that tries to blame our problems on the other. somebody who doesn't look like us or doesn't pray like us,
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whether it is immigrants or muslims or somebody who is deemed different than us. you see increasing intolerance in our politics. loud voices get the most attention. remind you of the poem by the great irish poet wb yates where the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passionate intensity. so this is a defining moment and what happens on this continent has consequences for people around the globe. if a unified, peaceful, liberal,
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pluralistic, free market europe begins to doubt itself, begins to question the progress that has been made over the last several decades, then we can't expect the progress that is just now taking hold in many places around the world will continue. instead we will be empowered for those who argue democracy can't work, intolerance and tribalism and organizing ourselves along ethnic lines and authoritarianism and restrictions on the press that
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those are the things that the challenges of today demand. so i have come here today to the heart of europe to say that the united states and the entire world needs a strong and prosperous and democratic and united europe. (applause) and perhaps you need an outsider, somebody who is not european to remind you have the magnitude of what you have achieved. the progress that i described was made possible in large measure by ideals that originated on this continent in a great enlightenment in the
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founding of new. that progress didn't travel a straight line. in the last century twice in 30 years the forces of vampire and intolerance consumed this continent and cities like this one were largely reduced to rubble. ten's of millions of men and women and children were killed. but from the ruins of the second world war, our nation set out to remake the world, to build a new international order and the institutions to uphold, a united nations to prevent another world war and advance on more just and lasting peace. international financial institutions like world bank and international monetary pun to promote prosperity for all peoples. a universal declaration of human rights advanced the inalienable rights of all members of the human family.
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and here in europe, giants like chanceler aset out to bind old adversaries through commerce and trade. he said european aun onwas a dream for the few the hope for many today it is a necessity for all of us. and it wasn't easy. old animosities had to be over come. national pride had to be joined with a commitment to a common good. complex questions and sovereignty had to be answered. and at every step the impulse to pull back for each country to go its own way had to be resisted.
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more than once skeptics predicted the demise of this great project. but the vision of european unit soldiered on. having defended europe's freedom in war, america stood with you every step of this journey. a marshall plan to rebuild an air lift berlin nato alliance to defend our way of life, america's commitment to europe was captured a young american president, john f. kennedy when he stood in a free west ber rin and declared freedom is indivisible, when one man is enslaved all are not free. the strength and resolve and the power of our ideals and a belief in a unified europe, we didn't
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simply end the cold war. freedom won. germany was reunited. we wohl come democracies in an even even closer union. you may argue over whose football clubs are better, vote for different singers on euro vision, but your a come accomplishment more than 500 million people speaking 400 languages 19 with a common currency in one european union remains one of the greatest political and economic achievements of modern times. (applause) >> yes, european unit can require frustrating compromise.
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it adds layers of government that can slow decision making. i understand. i have been in meetings with the european commission. and as an american, we are famously disdainful of government. we understand how easy it must be to vent at brussels and complain, but remember every member of your union is a democracy. that's not an accident. remember that no e uconn tree has raised arms against eaanoth. that's not an accident. remember that nato is as strong as it has ever been. remember that our market economies are the greatest generators of innovation and wealth and opportunity in
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history. our freedom, our quality of life remains the envy of the world. so much so parents are willing to walk across deserts, across the seas on makeshift rafts, risk everything in the hope of giving their children the blessings that we, that you enjoy. blessings you cannot take for granted. this continent in the 20th century was a constant war. people starved o this continent. families were separated on this continent. and now people desperately want to come here precisely because
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of what you have created. you can't take that for granted. today more than ever a strong united europe remains as adenauer said remains for all of us. it is a necessity for the united states because europe's prosperity is inherently indivisible from our own. we can't cut ourselves off from you. our economies and cultures are integrated, our peoples are integrated. you saw the response of the american people to paris and brussels, because in our imaginations this is our citizens, a strong united europe is a necessity for the world because integrated europe remains vital to our
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international order. euro europe helps to uphold the norms and rules that can maintain peace and promote prosperity around the world. consider what we have done in recent years, pulling the global economy back from the brink of depression and putting the world back on the path of recovery. a comprehensive deal to cut off every single one of iran's path to a nuclear bomb part of a shared vision of the world without nuclear weapons. in paris the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change. stoppi stopping ebola in africa saving thousands of lives. the goal to end extreme poverty.
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none of those things could have happened if i, if the united states did not haval partnership with a strong and united europe. it wouldn't have happened. that's what is possible when europe and america and the world stand as one. that's precisely what we need to face down the dangers we face today. let me just layout the kind of cooperation that we are going to meet. we need a strong europe to bear its share of the burden working with us on behalf of the collective security. the united states has an
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extraordinary military the best the world has ever known, but the nature of today's threats means we can't deal with these challenges by ourselves. right now the most surgent threats the determination to destroy it and all 28 nato allies are contributing to our coalition and striking isil targets in syria and iraq supporting the compare campaign or training forces in iraq or providing critical humanitarian aid. we continue to make progress pushing isil back from territory that it controls. just as i have approved additional support for iraqi forces against isil i decided to increase u.s. support for local forces fighting isil in syria a small number of special operations forces are already on the ground in syria and their expertise has been critical as local forces driven isil out of
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key areas. given the successive approved the employment of 250 additional u.s. personnel in syria including special forces to keep up this momentum. they won't be leading the fight on the ground but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces they continue to drive isil back. these terrorists will learn lessons to others in the past which is your hatred is no match for our nations united in the defense of our way of life. just as we remain relentless on the military front we are not going to give up on diplomacy to end the civil war in syria because the suffering of the syrian people has to end, and that requires an effective political transition. (applause) but this remains a difficult
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fight, and none of us can solve this problem by ourselves. even as european countries make importantinst isil, europe including nato can still do more. i have spoken with chanceler merkel and i will be meeting later with the presidents of tran france and the prime ministers of great britain and italy. in syria and iraq we need nations contributing to air campaign and need trainers to help build up local forces in iraq we need economic assistance to iraq to break the cycle of violent extremism so isil cannot come back. these terrorists are doing everything under their power to kill our citizens so we need to do everything in our power to
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stop them so they can't pull off attacks like those in paris and brussels. which brings me to one other point. europeans like americans cherish your privacy and many are skeptical about governments collecting and sharing information for good reason the skepticism is helping. germans remember their history of government surveillance. so do americans by the way. particularly those who are fighting on behalf of civil rights. as part of our democracies to want to make sure our democracies are accountable. y i want to say this to young people who value privacy and spend a lot of time on their phones. the threat of terrorism is real. in the united states i have worked to reform our
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surveillance programs to ensure that they are consistent with the rule of law and upholding our values like privacy, and by the way, we include the privacy of the people outside of the ou states. we care about europeans' privacy. not just americans' privacy. but i also am working on these issues, have come to recognize security and privacy don't have to be a contradiction. we can protect both and we have to. if we truly value our liberty, then we have to take the steps that are necessary to share information and intelligence within europe as well as between the united states and europe to stop terrorists from traveling and crossing borders and killing innocent people. as today's threats evolve, our
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alliance has to evolve. we're going to have a nato summit this summer in warsaw and i will insist that all of us must meet our responsibilities, united, together. that means standing with the people of afghanistan as they build their security forces and push back against violent extremistrism. it that said, nato's central mission and always will be our solemn duty, our article five commitment to our common defense, that's why we'll continue to bolster our front line allies. we have to both make sure that nato carries out its traditional mission, but also to meet the threats of nato's southern
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flank. we have to defend the security of every ally. that's why we need to stay nimble and make sure our forces are interoperable and vest in new capabilities like cyber defense and missile defense. that's why every nato member should be contributing our full share 2% gdp toward our common security, something that doesn't always happen. i'll be honest, sometimes europe has been complacent about its own defense. just as we stand firm in our own defense, we have to uphole our most basic principles of our international order and that's a principle that nations like ukraine have the right to choose their own destiny. remember that it was ukrainians reaching out for a future with europe that prompted russia to send in its military.
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after all that europe endured in the 20th century, we must not allow borders to be redrawn by brute force in the 21st century. we should keep helping ukraine to improve its economy and modernize its forces to protect its independence. and i want good relations with russia and have vested a lot in good relations with russia but we need to keep sanctions on russia in place until russia fully implements the minsk agreements that have been worked so hard to be maintained and provide a path for political resolution of this issue. and ultimately, it is my fervent hope that russia recognizes that true greatness comes not from bullying neighbors but by working with the world which is the only way to deliver lasting economic growth and progress to the russian people. now, our collective security
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rests on a foundation of prosperity to that brings me to my next point. the world needs a prosperous and growing europe that generates good jobs and wages for its people. as i mentioned before, the economic anxieties many feel today on both sides of the atlantic are real. the disruptive changes brought about by the global economy, unfortunately, sometimes are hitting certain groups, especially working class communities, more heavily. and if neither the burdens nor the benefits of our global economy are being fairly disrupted, it's -- distributed, it's no wonder that people rise up and reject globalization. if there are too few winners and too many losers as the global
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economy integrates, people are going to push back. so all of us in positions of power have a responsibility as leaders of government and business and civil society, to help people realize the promise of economic and security in this integrated economy. and the good news is we know how to do it. sometimes we just lack the political will to do it. and the united states, our economy is growing again but the united states can't be the sole engine of global growth and countries should not have to choose between responding to crises and investing in their people. we need to position ourselves to support demand and invest in the future. all of our countries, for example, could be investing more in infrastructure. all of our countries have to
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invest in our young people and make sure that they have the skills and the training and the education they need to adapt to this rapidly changing world. all of our countries need to worry about inequality and make sure that workers are getting a fair share of the incredible productivity, the technology and global supply chains are producing. but if you are really concerned about inequality, if you are really concerned about the plight of workers, if you are a progressive, it's my firm belief that you can't turn inward. that's not the right answer. we have to keep increasing the trade and investment that creates jobs as we're working to do between the united states and the e.u.
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we need to keep implementing reforms to our banking and financial systems so that the excesses and abuses that trigger the financial crisis never happen again but we can't do that individually nation by nation because finance is trans national. it moves around too fast. if we're not cooperating between europe and the united states and asia, then it won't work. as the world has been reminded in recent week, we need to close loopholes that allow corporations and wealthy individuals to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, trillions of dollars that could be going toward pressing needs. but to do that, we have to work together. here in europe, as you work to strengthen your union, including through labor and banking reforms and by ensuring growth across the eurozone, you will have the staunch support of the
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united states. but you are going to have to do it together because your economies are too integrated to try to solve these problems on your own. and i want to repeat, we have to confront the injustice of widening economic inequality, but that is going to require collective work because capital is mobile and if only a few countries are worrying about it, then a lot of businesses will head toward places that don't care about it quite as much. for a lot of years it was thought that countries had to choose between economic growth and economic inclusion. now we know the truth, when wealth is increasingly concentrated among the few at the top, it's not only a moral challenge to us but it actually drags down a country's growth potential. we need growth that is broad and lifts everybody up.
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we need tax policies that do right by working families. those like me who support european unity and free trade also have a profound responsibility to champion strong protections for workers, a living wage, a right to organize, a commitment to protect consumers and the environment upon which we all depend. if we really want to reduce inequality, we got to make sure that everyone who works hard gets a fair shot and that's especially true with people like you, with education, quality health care and good wages and that includes makering sure that there's equal pay for equal work for women. [ applause ] the point is we have to reform
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many of our economies but the answer is not to cut ourselves from each other. it's rather, to work together. and this brings me back to where i began. the world depends upon a democratic europe that upholds the principles of pleuralism and diversity and freedom that are our common creed. as free people's we cannot allow the forces that i've described, fears about security or economic anxieties, to under mine our commitment to the universal values that are the source of our strength. i have to deal with a congress.


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