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8:35 AM ET, June 25, 2016


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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's Brexit press conference was beyond bizarre  —  Donald Trump is in the midst of a two-day trip to Scotland, a visit that happened to coincide with Britain voting on Thursday to leave the European Union — an absolutely seismic moment in the history of the E.U. Trump held …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
As markets roil from Brexit, Trump holds a ribbon-cutting at his golf resort  —  TURNBERRY, Scotland — Arriving here Friday for his first trip abroad as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump did not seem to understand the gravity of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.
Ben Jacobs / Guardian:
Brexit doesn't mean Trump will triumph - despite what he says  —  There are similarities in the populist, anti-immigration attitudes motivating both Trump supporters and Brexiters - but the electorates are very different  —  Britain's decision to leave the European Union will have little bearing …
Fraser Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Brexit: A Very British Revolution  —  The vote to leave the EU began as a cry for liberty and ended as a rebuke to the establishment  —  The world is looking at Britain and asking: What on Earth just happened?  Those who run Britain are asking the same question.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Nigel Farage: Britons voted for Brexit because Obama told them not to  —  A leading figure in the British push to exit the European Union says President Obama accidentally helped the Brexit cause.  —  Nigel Farage on Friday said Obama's calls for the United Kingdom to stay in the EU caused people to vote to leave.
Jennifer Rankin / Guardian:
EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible
Discussion: Business Insider
Tasnim News Agency:
Brexit “Historical Opportunity” for Iran, Official Says
Ed Caesar / New Yorker:   Jo Cox, the Brexit Vote, and the Politics of Murder
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Brexit isn't about economics. It's about xenophobia.
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
European far right hails Britain's Brexit vote
Page Six:
Jeff Zucker couldn't wait to spend $500K on Corey Lewandowski  —  Ivanka Trump isn't the only one who doesn't want Corey Lewandowski around.  —  Sources told Page Six on Friday that CNN's “facing a near internal revolt” over Jeff Zucker's hiring of Lewandowski as an exclusive commentator …
Aneri Pattani / The Texas Tribune:
Can Texas Legally Secede From the United States? … Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Can Texas secede from the United States?  —  In the wake of Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union — nicknamed the “Brexit” — speculation of a Texit on the horizon has cropped up once again.
Discussion: KXAN-TV
Aziz Ansari / New York Times:
Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family  —  “DON'T go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother.  “Do all your prayer at home.  O.K.?”  —  “We're not going,” she replied.  —  I am the son of Muslim immigrants.  As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando …
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton regains double-digit lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton regained a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.  —  The June 20-24 poll showed that 46.6 percent …
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Dems adopt $15 minimum wage in platform draft  —  Democrats' platform drafting committee took a first step toward giving Bernie Sanders  —  a major concession, voting to adopt language in support of a $15 minimum wage.  —  The committee, which will continue drafting the party's guiding document Saturday …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Low-Priority Immigrants Still Swept Up in Net of Deportation  —  WASHINGTON — Three agents knocked on the door of a modest duplex in a Wisconsin town just after dawn.  The Mexican immigrant living on the ground floor stuck his head out.  —  They asked his name and he gave it.
Crews working to install temporary road to assist 500 stranded people at Elkview shopping plaza  —  ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) — It could be well into Friday night or early Saturday morning before hundreds of stranded people at a shopping plaza in Elkview can go home.
Discussion: NBC News, Associated Press, AOL and Mediaite
Henry M. Paulson Jr / Washington Post:
When it comes to Trump, a Republican Treasury secretary says: Choose country over party  —  Henry M. Paulson Jr. is chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former U.S. treasury secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs.  —  Republicans stand at a crossroads.
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
Brexit Comes to America: Ryan Challenger Mounts Immigration Billboard  —  Following last night's historic Brexit vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan's primary challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, seems to have taken a page from the playbook of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) with the launch of a new billboard campaign.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Prntly
Lindsey Ellefson / Mediaite:
Dog Vying For Title of 'World's Ugliest' Runs on Platform of Looking Like Trump  —  Do you know what tonight is?!  Tonight is the World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California!  Donald Trump can keep his lame old Miss Universe pageant; this is where it's at.
Discussion: New York Times and Atlas Obscura
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Ban on transgender troops to be lifted July 1  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members July 1, a controversial decision that would end nearly a year of internal wrangling among the services on how to allow those troops to serve openly, according to Defense officials.
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Pentagon officials: Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming within weeks
Discussion: The Atlantic
Ben Guarino / Washington Post:
Fearing ex-boyfriend, woman installs security system only to find him under her bed  —  The Nashville-area woman and her boyfriend had been dating for two years.  It was an unhealthy, rocky affair.  While the couple was together, neighbors say they saw police visit the woman's home in Goodlettsville …
Stephen Braun / Associated Press:
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate …
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Virginia GOP Delegate Files Suit To Get Out Of Voting For Trump At Convention
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump baffles with bizarre appearance in Scotland